2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Betting Tips

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup will be the 23rd edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup which is played every two years. It is a football world championship competition organised by FIFA that is open to national teams featuring male players under 20-years-old.

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Where is the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup being played?

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup will be played in Indonesia.

When is the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup being played?

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup is being played from 20 May to 11 June 2021.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup FAQ

Where is the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Final being played?

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Final is scheduled to be played on at the 77,193 capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

When is the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Final being played?

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Final is scheduled to be played on Friday 11 June 2021.

Who won the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup?

Ukraine won the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland after beating South Korea 3-1 in the Final.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Qualification

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup will feature 24 teams including host nation Indonesia. The remaining 23 countries will go through a qualification process that differs between the various football federations.

AFC (Asia)Indonesia + 4 teams2020 AFC U-19 Championship
CAF (Africa)4 teams2021 African U20 Cup of Nations
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean)4 teams2020 CONCACAF U20 Championship
CONMEBOL (South America)4 teams2021 South American U20 Championship
UEFA (Europe)5 teams2020 UEFA European U19 Championship
OFC (Oceania)2 teams2020 OFC U19 Championship

What cities and Stadiums will host matches at the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup?

The Football Association of Indonesia has proposed 10 stadiums in 10 cities in seven provinces as venues to host matches at the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup. Four stadiums are located in regencies instead of cities; Cikarang (Bekasi Regency), Cibinong (Bogor Regency), Soreang (Bandung Regency), and Gianyar (Gianyar Regency). 

Eight venues are located in the island of Java, one in Sumatra, and one in Bali. The province of West Java has the most venues with four. There will be six stadiums selected among these venues to host matches at the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup.

Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno Stadium 77,193
Bekasi Patriot Stadium 30,000
Cikarang Wibawa Mukti Stadium 30,000
Cibinong Pakansari Stadium 30,000
Soreang Jalak Harupat Stadium 27,000
Yogyakarta Mandala Krida Stadium 35,000
Surakarta Manahan Stadium 20,000
Surabaya Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium 50,000
Gianyar Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium 22,931
Palembang Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium 23,000

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Teams & Squads

The 23 nations that qualify for the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup alongside hosts Indonesia will be announced once all the various qualifying tournaments have been completed in 2021.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Groups, Draw & Fixtures

The 24 teams at the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup will be drawn into six groups of four teams. Each team will play against the other three teams in their group with the top two teams in each group and the four best third-placed teams advancing to the round of 16.

The knockout rounds begin in the round of 16 followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place match and final. 

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Final

The 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Final is scheduled to be held on 11 June 2021 at the 77,193 capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

FIFA U20 World Cup History

The FIFA U20 World Cup began in 1977 with the first edition held in Tunisia and won by the Soviet Union. The tournament was known as the FIFA World Youth Championship until 2005 when it was rebranded as the FIFA U20 World Cup. 

There is a corresponding event for women’s football called the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup that started in 2002.

FIFA U20 World Cup Results

It’s important to know all the results from past results and during the FIFA U20 World Cup. Some teams come into the tournament in great form which can be an indicator of how they will perform in the tournament. 

In order to accurately predict what’s likely to happen in the upcoming games at the FIFA U20 World Cup, information such as statistics, team selections, goal scorers and assist makers is vital.

FIFA U20 World Cup Winners, Runners-up, Third & Fourth placed teams

Runners-UpThird PlaceFourth Place
2019PolandUkraine3-1South KoreaEcuadorItaly
2017South KoreaEngland1-0VenezuelaItalyUrurguay
2015New ZealandSerbia2-1 (aet)BrazilMaliSenegal
2013TurkeyFrance0-0 (4-1 p)UruguayGhanaIraq
2011ColombiaBrazil3-2 (aet)PortugalMexicoFrance
2009EgyptGhana0-0 (4-3 p)BrazilHungaryCosta Rica
2007CanadaArgentina2-1 Czech RepublicChileAustria
1997MalaysiaArgentina2-1UruguayRepublic of IrelandGhana
1991PortugalPortugal0-0 (4-2 p)BrazilSoviet UnionAustralia
1989Saudi ArabiaPortugal2-0NigeriaBrazilUnited States
1987ChileYugoslavia1-1 (5-4 p)West GermanyEast GermanyChile
1985Soviet UnionBrazil1-0 (aet)SpainNigeriaSoviet Union
1983MexicoBrazil1-0ArgentinaPolandSouth Korea
1981AustraliaWest Germany4-0QatarRomaniaEngland
1979JapanArgentina3-1Soviet UnionUruguayPoland
1977TunisiaSoviet Union2-2 (9-8 p)MexicoBrazilUruguay

Who has won the most FIFA U20 World Cup titles?

There have been 11 different nations that have won the FIFA U20 World Cup with 37 nations reaching at least the semi-finals of the tournament. Argentina are the most successful nation having won the FIFA U20 World Cup on six occasions (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007).

South American rivals Brazil are next best with five wins (1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011) and also hold the unwanted record of being the nation that have been runners-up a record four times (1991, 1995, 2009, 2015).

Portugal (1989, 1991) and Serbia (1987, 2015) have both won the U20 World Cup twice, six nations winning once including Ghana (2009), Spain (1999), Soviet Union (1977), West Germany (1981), England (2017), France (2013) and Ukraine (2019). 

Brazil have the most appearances at the U20 World Cup, taking part in 18 tournaments and also hold the record for the most consecutive tournaments at 16 between 1981 and 2011.

FIFA U20 World Cup performances by continental zones

Breaking down the FIFA U20 World Cup titles by confederations, CONMEBOL (South America) has the most with eleven titles, UEFA (Europe) have won 10 titles and CAF (Africa) won once after Ghana emerged victorious in 2009.

Teams from the AFC (Asia) and CONCACAF (North America, Central America, Caribbean) have made the U20 World Cup final on four occasions but fell at the final hurdle against nations from Europe (UEFA).

A team from every confederation has made the U20 World Cup final except the OFC (Oceania). The best performances from teams in the OFC member were Australia who reached the semi-finals in 1991 and 1993. Australia are no longer a member of the OFC having joined the AFC in 2006.

Who are the defending FIFA U20 World Cup champions?

Ukraine are the defending champions having won the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. Managed by Oleksandr Petrakov, Ukraine topped Group D which included Qatar, Nigeria and United States.

Ukraine then defeated Panama 4-1 in the round of 16, Colombia 1-0 in the quarter-finals, Italy 1-0 in the semi-finals before beating South Korea 3-1 in the final.

The 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup Final was held at Stadion Miejski in Łódź, Poland on 15 June 2019. South Korea's Lee Kang-in scored a penalty in the 5th minute before two goals to Vladyslav Supriaha and a late Heorhiy Tsitaishvili strike secured a historic victory for Ukraine.

Ukraine had three players win individual player awards, Serhiy Buletsa winning the Silver Ball for second best player at the tournament. Danylo Sikan scored four goals to win the Silver Boot and goalkeeper Andriy Lunin was awarded the Golden Glove award.

FIFA U20 World Cup Top 10 Goalscorers

Players from Argentina feature prominently on the FIFA U20 World Cup top 10 goalscorer list. Javier Saviola tops the list with 11 goals at the 2001 FIFA U20 World Cup hosted in Argentina.

Brazil’s Adailton is next best after scoring 10 goals in the 1997 Malaysia FIFA U20 World Cup. Norway's Erling Håland scored an inredible nine goals as Norway U20 beat Honduras 12-0 at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. 

Argentina’s Ramon Diaz scored eight goals in 1979 with his teammate Maradona second best at the tournament with six goals. Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah also scored eight goals in 2009 with two players scoring seven each, Germany’s Marcel Witeczek in 1987 and Spain’s Etxeberria in 1995. 

FIFA U20 World Cup Golden Boot Winners

The Golden Boot is an award for the top goalscorer at the U20 World Cup. If more than one player scores the same amount of goals, the player with most assists wins the award.

Some of the most outstanding players in recent history have won the golden boot, silver boot or bronze boot since the U-20 World Cup began in 1977. These include Diego Maradona, Davor Suker, David Trezeguet, Adriano, Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero.

FIFA U20 World Cup Golden Ball Winners

The winner of the Adidas Golden Ball is selected by the media, with the award presented to the player who is judged to have played the most outstanding football during the tournament. Since 2007 the runners-up receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards. 

Some of the previous winners of the Adidas Golden Ball at the U-20 World Cup include Diego Maradona (1979), Lionel Messi (2005), Sergio Aguero (2007) and Paul Pogba (2013).

FIFA U20 World Golden Glove Winners

The Golden Gloves Award began in 2009 and is awarded to the player judged to have been the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The first winner was Costa Rica’s Esteban Alvarado, followed by Portugal’s Mika (2011), Uruguay’s Guillermo de Amores (2013), Serbia’sPredrag Rajković (2015), England’s Freddie Woodman (2017) and Ukraine's Andriy Lunin in 2019.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Betting Odds

All leading bookmakers will offer outright and match odds for the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup. There will be plenty of value on offer with many players not yet household names or playing for big clubs. Establishing which players and teams are in form is crucial to having betting success at the U20 World Cup.

There should be significant emphasis placed on the first round where each nation plays for the first time. Friendly matches can also provide clues as to which teams are likely to do well.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Live Streaming

Watch the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup no matter where you are with live streaming. Live Streaming is available on your mobile phone, tablet handheld device or desktop anywhere you can obtain a suitable internet connection.

One of the best live streaming services is offered by bookmaker bet365. The bet365 live streaming service allows you to watch and bet on a number of sports including football, tennis, cricket and horse racing. 18+ and geo-restrictions apply, see bet365 for full terms and conditions.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Free Bets

Many bookmakers will be offering 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup free bets before and during the U20 World Cup. Collect your 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup free bets when you sign up for a new betting account to take advantage.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Bet of the Day

We will feature matches from the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup in our bet of the day that could include match winner, -1 and -2 handicaps, over/under 2.5 goals and goalscorer markets.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Highlights

Watching replays are essential if you want to have an edge against the bookmakers and have a success betting on the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup. Finding value in various markets can be found by watching highlights to see which players might be flying under the radar and are ready to start scoring in upcoming matches.

The FIFATV YouTube channel is a great way to catch up and make sure you don’t miss any of the action from the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup News

The official FIFA website has all the news you will need before and during the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup. Player interviews, manager interviews and insight can often make the difference and help you build your bankroll at the U20 World Cup.

2021 FIFA U20 World Cup Social Media

Follow the following social media accounts to make sure you don't miss any of the important information, interviews and images from the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup.

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