U20 WW/Cup: FIFA Increases Participating Teams, Fix Date

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The world soccer governing body has announced the increase in the number of teams that will take part in the 2024 U20 World Cup.

The competition started in 2002 with Canada as the host country and 16 countries took part, then the United States beat the host in the final by a lone goal.

Since the tournament has remained a 16-team competition it’s played every 2 years.

The World Football apex body held its congress on Wednesday and agreed that the number of participating teams be increased to 24.

The approved slot allocation will be as follows: AFC: 4; CAF: 4; Concacaf: 4; CONMEBOL: 4; OFC: 2; UEFA: 5; host country (Colombia): 1.

The competition will take place from 31 August to 22 September 2024.