The FIFA said Thursday that as a result of the pandemic COVID-19, the Bureau of the Council decided to cancel the editions of 2021 of U-20 World and sub-17 , and appoint Indonesia and Peru, hosting such tournaments in 2021 , organizers of the 2023 editions.
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“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a challenge for the organization of international competitions and has restricted international travel. For this reason, FIFA has been in constant contact with stakeholders, including the member associations and the host confederations of the aforementioned tournaments scheduled for 2021. In the framework of these consultations, it has become clear that the global situation has not normalized enough to be able to solve the challenges posed by the organization of both competitions, including the viability of the qualifying tournaments, “said FIFA.
Likewise, FIFA “wishes to thank the host member associations, as well as the Indonesian and Peruvian authorities for their commitment to the tournaments and for the preparations carried out to date. The FIFA hopes to continue to work closely with host countries for the tournament a success. “