Three Asean countries bid to host Fifa U20 World Cup 2021

Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia have officially bid to host the Fifa U20 World Cup in 2021.

In total, three of the five bids for the U20 World Cup are from Asia. Myanmar and Thailand have partnered for a joint bid, while Indonesia has bid independently. The football associations and federations of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have also launched a joint bid.

Apart from them, Brazil and Peru are the other two countries to have submitted independent bids to Fifa, to make a total of five bids to host the event.

According to an AFC statement reported by Fox Sports, proposals will have to be submitted by August 30, and the winner of the bids is to be announced in October: “In accordance with the Overview of the Bidding Process, Fifa will review and assess the bids received, and a final decision is then expected to be made by the Fifa Council at its next meeting in Shanghai, China PR, on 23 and 24 October.”