2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be the 10th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship (the age limit was raised from 19 to 20 in 2008).

2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)

Japan are the defending champions, having won their first title in 2018.

Host selection

First round of bidding

On 25 July 2018, FIFA announced that bidding process had begun for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[1][2] A member association was able to bid for both tournaments, with the caveat that two different hosts will be appointed.[3] The following associations declared interest in hosting the event by the deadline of 12 September 2018.[4][5]

  •  India
  •  South Korea

India was appointed as the host of the U-17 Women's World Cup by FIFA on 15 March 2019[6] and therefore was no longer eligible to be selected as host of the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Second round of bidding

  •  Costa Rica /  Panama
  •  Nigeria

After India and South Korea withdrew their bids, the bid process was reopened. On 19 July 2019 FIFA president Gianni Infantino sent a letter to the Nigeria Football Federation and Nigeria is in the running to host the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[7] FIFA conducted an inspection tour in August to determine if Nigeria can successfully host the tournament. A final decision was expected on 12 September 2019, but later is revealed that the joint bid of Costa Rica and Panama are considered as well. It will now be decided by January 2020.

In a meeting held with the President of the Costa Rica, the president of Costa Rican Football Federation, and representatives of the national government, Gianni Infantino said "We raised the possibility that Costa Rica and Panama will host the FIFA Women's Under 20 World Cup in September 2020 and we have had a good reception of the news".[8]

Qualified teams

A total of 16 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to the team who automatically qualifies as host, 15 teams qualify from six continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
TBC Host nation (to be confirmed) TBD
AFC (Asia)
(3 teams)
2019 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  North Korea 8th 2018 Champions (2006, 2016)
 Japan 7th 2018 Champions (2018)
 South Korea 6th 2016 Third place (2010)
CAF (Africa)
(2 teams)
2020 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament TBD
TBD
CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean)
(3 teams)
2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
CONMEBOL (South America)
(2 teams)
2020 South American U-20 Women's Championship TBD
TBD
OFC (Oceania)
(1 team)
2019 OFC U-19 Women's Championship  New Zealand 8th 2018 Quarter-finals (2014)
UEFA (Europe)
(4 teams)
2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  Germany 10th 2018 Champions (2004, 2010, 2014)
 Spain 4th 2018 Runners-up (2018)
 France 8th 2018 Runners-up (2016)
 Netherlands 2nd 2018 Quarter-finals (2018)

Venues

To be confirmed.

References

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