This will be the novelty that the U-20 Women’s World Cup will have in Colombia

Linda Caicedo will be the standard bearers of the orbital contest on coffee soil - FIFA credit
Linda Caicedo will be the standard bearers of the orbital contest on coffee soil – FIFA credit

In 2024, Colombia will host the next edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The championship, which will be held on coffee soil between August 31 and September 22 of next year, will have a change compared to previous versions.

By express request of the Colombian Football Federation (FCF), the governing body of world football increased the number of participating teamswhich in the eleven previous editions had 16 countries that were divided into four groups with an equal number of teams.

For the 2024 orbital contest in Colombia, 24 teams will qualifythis in order to encourage the growth of women’s football in the lower divisions worldwide, for which Fifa approved eight more places.

5 places for the European Confederation (UEFA)

4 places for the Asian Confederation (AFC)

4 places for the Confederation of Africa (CAF)

4 places for the Confederation of Central and North America (CONCACAF)

4 places for the South American Confederation (CONMEBOL)

2 places for the Oceania Confederation (OFC)

Colombia as host country of the event

In July, the Colombian Football Federation received a visit from delegates appointed by FIFAto carry out the first official inspection by the highest entity in world football, in relation to the organization of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Jaime Yarza – Tournaments Director, Marina San Miguel – Youth Tournaments and Marely Flores – Senior Womens Tournaments Manager, completed the initial meeting with the president of the FCF, Ramón Jesurun Franco, Andrés Tamayo – General Secretary, Pilar Abella – General Manager and Iván Novella – Director of Development; where General tournament planning issues, logistical and financial aspects and the joint work schedule were discussed..

Bogotá and Cali will host the 2024 U-20 Women's World Cup. Colprensa
Bogotá and Cali will host the 2024 U-20 Women’s World Cup. Colprensa

In statements to the media, the president of the FCF, Ramon Jesurun revealed that if nothing strange happens, the capital of the Republic and the Heaven’s branch They will host the World Cup.

“We are about to decide. We have letters from several mayors who are interested. We have to define it this year. Cities like Cali or Bogotá are going to be undoubted venues. I don’t know the others. I think we need 4 stadiums.”

It is worth remembering that Cali It is the home of the Colombia Women’s team, where it served as the home team in the Pascual Guerrero in the last Copa América that was held in the country in mid-2022. Of the same, it hosted the Tricolor in the preparation matches prior to the World Cup.

Likewise, it was the headquarters of the South American sub-20 men’s game that was played in January of this year, which was well attended by the public. For its part, Bogota received the second phase of the tournament, which was a success due to the support received by those led by Héctor Cárdenas, who achieved qualification for the world championship in the category.

At the moment it is not known which other places will host the Women’s World Cup matches, although Bucaramanga, Medellín and Barranquilla they could complete the headquarters.

In 2011, Colombia carried out the men’s under-20 world cup which was played in the stadiums of Bogotá, Medellín, Barranquilla, Cali, Pereira, Cartagena and Manizales. It is worth clarifying that this contest also has the participation of 24 teams.

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