Fifa, football’s global governing body, has confirmed that eight member associations have expressed an interest in bidding for the 2021 edition of its U20 World Cup.
Brazil, Indonesia and Peru have expressed an interest in bidding for the event individually. The national associations in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would be interested in bidding together, as would Myanmar and Thailand.
The eight member associations responded before the deadline of May 21 and Fifa will today (Friday) dispatch all bidding and host documents to the interested parties.
The deadline to submit bids is August 30, with the host expected to be appointed by the Fifa Council at its meeting in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The 2019 U20 World Cup is currently taking place in Poland. The event is held every two years, with South Korea staging in 2017, when England won the tournament for the first time.