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FIFA cancels 2021 men’s U-17, U-20 World Cups

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has cancelled men’s U-20 and U-17 World Cup tournaments in 2021 for the novel coronavirus.

A statement by the officials of the football’s international governing body, on Thursday, appointed Peru and Indonesia who were due to host the tournament in 2021 as host of the 2023 edition.

“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to cancel the 2021 editions of the men’s FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA U-17 World Cup, and to appoint Indonesia and Peru respectively, who were due to host the tournaments in 2021, as the hosts of the 2023 editions,” the world football’s governing body said in a statement.

So Peru will host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2023 and in the same year, the FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held by Indonesia.

Abdullahi Lamino

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