FIFA Cancels 2021 World Cups Due To COVID-19


World soccer governing body, FIFA has cancelled the U-17 and U-20 World Cups which were scheduled for 2021.

The decision was taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued, FIFA said that the tournaments will still be hosted by the host countries of Indonesia and Peru but in 2023.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for the hosting of international sporting events and to have a restrictive effect on international travel.

“FIFA has therefore regularly consulted the relevant stakeholders, including the host member associations as well as the confederations involved in both tournaments originally scheduled to take place in 2021.

“In doing so, it became clear that the global situation has failed to normalize to a sufficient level to address the challenges associated with hosting both tournaments, including the feasibility of the relevant qualification pathways,” the statement read.

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