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).
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
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. A member association was able to bid for both tournaments, with the caveat that two different hosts will be appointed. The following associations declared interest in hosting the event by the deadline of 12 September 2018.
India South Korea
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. 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".
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|
|2019 AFC U-19 Women's Championship||8th||2018||Champions (2006, 2016)|
|6th||2016||Third place (2010)|
|2020 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament||TBD|
|CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean)
|2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship||TBD|
|CONMEBOL (South America)
|2020 South American U-20 Women's Championship||TBD|
|2019 OFC U-19 Women's Championship||8th||2018||Quarter-finals (2014)|
|2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship||10th||2018||Champions (2004, 2010, 2014)|
To be confirmed.
- "FIFA starts bidding process for FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cups 2020". FIFA.com. 25 July 2018.
- "Circular letter #1643 - Bidding for the following FIFA World Cups" (PDF). FIFA. 25 July 2018.
- "Circular letter #1647 - Bidding for the following FIFA World Cups" (PDF). FIFA. 13 August 2018.
- "India to bid for U-20 Women's World Cup".
- "S. Korea looking to host U-20 Women's World Cup in 2020".
- "FIFA Council decides on key steps for upcoming international tournaments". FIFA.com. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "Nigeria Named Favourite To Host 2020 U-20 Women's World Cup, Fifa's Four-day Inspection Tour Pencilled In For August".