Covid pressures FIFA to hold off U-20, U-17 Globe Cups

FIFA has postponed following year’s U-20 Globe Mug in Indonesia as well as U-17 tournament in Peru till 2023 because of coronavirus.

“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to present obstacles for the organizing of worldwide sporting events and to have a restrictive effect on worldwide traveling, discussed football’s controling body in a statement on its site.

“The worldwide circumstance has stopped working to normalise to an adequate degree to deal with the challenges associated with hosting both competitions, including the expediency of the relevant certification pathways.”

It included that FIFA eagerly anticipated working with both host nations “to arrange effective tournaments” in 2023.

The two events comply with various other international football competitions to succumb the virus, with Euro 2020 held over until next June, the Copa America transferred to the same day, as well as the Africa Cup of Nations, held over until January 2022.

Resource: News24