The UEFA Executive Committee has decided to cancel the remainder of the 2019/20 UEFA Under-19 European Championship – the final tournament of which was due to be hosted in Northern Ireland – due to the current unresolved epidemiological situation in Europe and resulting travelling difficulties.
Since the 2019/20 edition of the UEFA Under-19 European Championship was a qualifier to the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup – scheduled to take place in Indonesia from May 20 to June 12 – it was decided that the five slots reserved for European teams in the competition be allocated to the teams occupying the top five positions in the UEFA qualifying round coefficient ranking for the 2019/20 season.
Consequently, the teams of England, France, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal (in alphabetical order) will be the European representatives nominated to participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
2020-22 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
The introduction of the recently approved new format with teams split into three different leagues with promotion and relegation and a final tournament involving eight teams in the summer of 2022 has been postponed to the 2022-23 edition of the competition. Consequently, there will be a 2021/22 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.