PATTAYA (27 August 2019) – Indonesia have emerged as the lone bid from ASEAN for the rights to host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2021.
This follows the withdrawal of a joint bid from Thailand and Myanmar that was announced this morning at the 3rd AFF Council Meeting for the Session 2019/2023 that was held this morning in Pattaya, Thailand.
“We are naturally very happy that Indonesia have emerged as the only bid from ASEAN to host the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2021,” said Ratu Tisha Destria, the General Secretary of the FA of Indonesia (PSSI), who is also a Vice President of the AFF.
“With this latest development, we are hopeful that the whole of ASEAN will support Indonesia’s bidding process and consequent hosting of this major FIFA championship.”
Added Major General Khiev Sameth, the President of the AFF: “we welcome this new development and I would like to reiterate our firm support for Indonesia in their bid to host the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2021.”
Following the withdrawal of the joint Thailand-Myanmar bid, Indonesia will now have to contend with three other bids for the right to host the 2021 edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup.
The other bids are from
- Bahrain Football Association, Saudi Arabian Football Federation & United Arab Emirates Football Association
- Brazilian Football Association
- Peruvian Football Association