Due to a number of logistical and technical issues, the FIFA Executive Committee during their meeting on 16 and 17 December in Tokyo had no other option than to decide that next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup would no longer be staged in Uzbekistan.
However, FIFA would like to express its sincerest thanks to the Football Association of Uzbekistan (UFF) for their considerable efforts and commitment. Meanwhile, the FIFA Executive Committee took the decision to compensate the UFF by organising another FIFA event, not necessarily a women’s competition, whenever it becomes possible in the future or by awarding the UFF new development projects.
Japan has been proposed as the new host for the competition. Formal confirmation of this will be made, upon receipt by FIFA of the Japanese government guarantees.