Saudis, Bahrain, UAE join to bid for FIFA’s U-20 World Cup
FIFA says the Gulf plan is among five to express interest in bidding, including Brazil.
FIFA announced the contenders Thursday, one day after dropping a proposal for Qatar to share hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup with regional neighbors.
The 2021 U20 contenders must submit a formal bid by Aug. 30. FIFA’s ruling Council will pick the winner, likely in October.
The 2019 edition kicks off Thursday in Poland.