FIFA U-20 World Cup

Publication date: 29 Aug 2022

About the FIFA U-20 World Cup

The FIFA U-20 World Cup is an international football event open to young men’s national teams from FIFA member countries not older than 20 years. Finals of the tournament take place every 2 years. There are 24 national teams participating in the final tournament. The host country is automatically qualified for a place in the tournament. 

 Official website of FIFA

2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The 23rd FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Indonesia on May 20 – June 11, 2023. Indonesia was originally scheduled to host a football tournament in 2021, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it had to be canceled. On 24 December 2020, Indonesia was awarded the right to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2023.

History of the FIFA U-20 World Cup

In 1977, the first FIFA U-20 World Cup was played in Tunisia. The USSR national team won the tournament by beating Mexico. The first two tournaments were called experimental by FIFA.

In 1981, the first official tournament was held in Australia. 

Argentina’s youth team is considered to be the most successful. It has 6 wins under its belt. It’s followed by Brazil with 5 wins.

Previous FIFA U-20 World Cup results

The year Venue Results / Places by country
2021 It was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic
2019 Poland 1 – Ukraine

2 – Republic of Korea

3 – Ecuador

2017 Republic of Korea 1 – England

2 – Venezuela

3 – Italy

2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Preliminary information suggests that the 24th FIFA U-20 World Cup will take place in South Korea. The dates of the football tournament are still being finalized.

Keep an eye on the dates of football championships and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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