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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2017년 FIFA U-20 월드컵
Tournament details
Host country  South Korea
Dates 20 May – 11 June
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)

The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the 21st edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The tournament will be hosted by South Korea between 20 May and 11 June 2017.[1]

Along with Japan and Mexico, South Korea becomes the third nation to have hosted all of FIFA Men's international competitions, namely the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2001 Confederations Cup and the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The Korean FA originally place a request of hosting the tournament away from the traditional June/July period, as it would clash with Korea's rainy season, as well as any possible national team selection were they to qualify for the Confederations Cup.[2]


  • Host selection 1
  • Qualified teams 2
  • Venues 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Host selection

Along with asking member associations whether it wished to host the Under 20, Under 17 or the Beach Soccer World Cup in 2017 (along with Women's Tournaments a year previous), a declaration of interest would need to have been sent by 15 May 2013.[3] A total of 12 countries submitted a bid to host the tournament by the May 2013 deadline:[4]

The final decision on who would be hosts were made as part of FIFA's Executive committee meetings in Brazil on 5 December 2013 with South Korea being awarded the hosting rights.[7]

Qualified teams

A total of 24 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to South Korea who qualified automatically as hosts, the other 23 teams qualify from six separate continental competitions. Starting from 2017, the Oceania Football Confederation will receive an additional slot (in total two), while UEFA will have five instead of six slots.[8]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation  South Korea
2016 AFC U-19 Championship TBD
CAF (Africa) 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations TBD
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TBD
CONMEBOL (South America) 2017 South American Youth Championship TBD
OFC (Oceania) 2016 OFC U-20 Championship TBD
UEFA (Europe) 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship TBD
1. ^ Should South Korea reach the Semi-finals of the Asian Championships, the AFC have stated that the best quarter finalist to have then lost, but has the best points record shall also qualify.


Cheonan, Daejeon, Incheon, Jeju, Jeonju and Suwon were the six cities chosen to host the competition from a shortlist of nine, with Seoul, Pohang, Ulsan not chosen.[1][2]

Cheonan Daejeon Incheon
Cheonan Stadium Daejeon World Cup Stadium Incheon Football Stadium
Capacity: 26,000 Capacity: 40,535 Capacity: 20,300
2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup (South Korea)
Jeju Jeonju Suwon
Jeju World Cup Stadium Jeonju World Cup Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 29,791 Capacity: 42,477 Capacity: 43,959


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External links

  • Official website
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