NEW DELHI, March 17: India�s bid to host the next U-20 FIFA World Cup ended in disappointment as world football governing body FIFA accorded the status to Poland.
The European nation will host the next edition of the tournament in 2019. This was decided at the FIFA council meeting in Bogota, Colombia.
Amid much fanfare, India had submitted its bid for hosting the mega event after successfully organising the U-17 World Cup last October.
The success of the U-17 event emboldened the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to submit a bid for hosting another FIFA tournament in two year�s time.
Both India and Poland fulfilled the most important criteria � of having ready stadia. � PTI