Portugal established for U-20 World Cup

in Sport · 21-10-2020 13:16:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal was selected on 20 October for the 2021 U-20 World Cup, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced, after UEFA cancelled the 2020 U-19 European Championship.

The cancellation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, after successive postponements, leaves Portugal among the five teams assessed via 'ranking', alongside England, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

In the qualifying phase, Portugal would face, in November, Turkey, Slovakia and Croatia, to try to reach the final phase in March next year.

The race, whose final phase was to take place in Northern Ireland, would determine the five best teams for the FIFA 2021 tournament, scheduled for Indonesia from 20 May to 12 June.

This will be the 13th participation of the Portuguese team in the U-20 World Cup and the sixth consecutive, a series that started in the 2011 edition.

UEFA also explained in a statement that the U-19 division, which has recent changes in competitive format, with different leagues and a system of ups and downs, before a 'final to eight', was postponed from 2020-2022 to the period 2021-23, with a Euro under-19 in 2022.


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