2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup were to be the 23rd 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. It was scheduled to be hosted by Indonesia between 20 May and 12 June 2021,[1] which would be the first FIFA tournament hosted by the country.[2] It would also be only the second U-20 World Cup to be held in Southeast Asia, first since 1997, and the first FIFA tournament in the region since the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Piala Dunia di Bawah Usia 20 Tahun 2021
Piala Dunia U-20 2021
Piala Dunia U-20 FIFA 2021
Tournament details
Host countryIndonesia
DatesCancelled
(originally 20 May – 12 June)[1]
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
2019
2023

Ukraine were the defending champions, but did not qualify for the tournament after the UEFA decided to cancel 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Northern Ireland due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, and nominated five countries to participate in the U-20 World Cup based on the UEFA qualifying round coefficient ranking for the 2019–20 season.[3] Thus, they became the seventh consecutive incumbent title holders to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced FIFA to cancel the 2021 tournament and award the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosting rights to Indonesia on 24 December 2020.[4]