A number of Football Confederation members have put in bids for upcoming FIFA world championship over the next few years.

Both the USA and Canada are among four countries who have expressed an interest in hosting the inaugural FIFA Women’s Under-19 tournament, a 12-team tournament slated for August/September 2002.

In addition, the USA has an interest in a pair of other tourneys – the 2003 FIFA World Under-17 Championship and the 2003 FIFA Club World Championship. Canada also has expressed interest in hosting another event, the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship (Under-20).

Next year will mark history in the Confederation when the Caribbean Zone hosts a world championship for the first time, meaning all three zones in the region have hosted FIFA events. Earlier this year, Guatemala was the site for the FIFA Futsal World Championship, while Trinidad & Tobago is set to host the FIFA World U-17 Championship next year. In addition, the only FIFA championship which has been hosted by an FC country is the Club World Championship – which the USA is bidding for.

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