FIFA launched the bidding process for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2021 today. An overview document containing the key information has been shared with all of FIFA’s member associations, which will have until 5 June 2019 to declare their interest in hosting the tournament by submitting the completed and signed declaration of interest form.
Other milestones in the bidding process are:
- 7 June 2019: FIFA to send out the bidding and hosting documents to those member associations that have declared an interest
- 1 July 2019: deadline for the member associations to reconfirm their interest in bidding by submitting the signed terms and conditions of the bidding process
- 30 August 2019: deadline for the member associations to submit their definitive bids, including all signed bidding and hosting documents (hosting agreement, host city agreement, stadium agreement, government guarantees, etc.)
- Q4 2019: anticipated appointment of host by the FIFA Council
This year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be played from 21 November to 1 December in Paraguay, which will be hosting its first-ever FIFA competition.