Korea to Host U-20 World Cup in 2017

Korea was selected on Thursday as the host of the 2017 FIFA Under 20 World Cup.

In a vote at a FIFA executive committee meeting in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil, Korea edged out Azerbaijan to host the event.

With the decision Korea becomes the third country to host FIFA's four biggest men's events after Japan and Mexico. The others were the 2001 Confederations Cup, 2002 World Cup and 2007 U-17 World Cup.

Several Korean cities are shortlisted for the venue.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 06, 2013 13:34 KST