BAHRAIN, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are bidding to jointly host the 2021 edition of the Fifa U-20 World Cup.
The Bahrain Football Association (BFA) have announced that they officially submitted their joint-declaration of interest form with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and the UAE Football Association (UAEFA) to global football’s governing body.
This declaration of interest comes within the framework of mutual cooperation between the three football associations and their keenness to jointly host major international football competitions.
Fifa launched the bidding process in the last week of April and set a deadline of Tuesday earlier this week for member associations to declare their interesting in hosting the competition.
The anticipated appointment of the hosts will be decided by the Fifa Council in the fourth quarter of this year.
The Fifa U-20 World Cup is the biennial world championship for male players under the age of 20. Since the establishment of the Fifa U-20 World Cup in 1977, the competition has featured numerous global stars such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Andres Iniesta, Antoine Griezmann and Mohamed Salah, to name a few.
The 2019 edition of the tournament kicks off today in Poland.