Countdown begins for the U-20 World Cup next year in South Korea. The official tournament dates will take place between May 20-June 11, 2017. 24 teams will compete from 6 different federations. Apart from the host nation being automatically included, the 5 spots from UEFA have been filled with France, Italy, England, Portugal, and Germany qualifying from the results of the U-19 Euros. AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (Central-North America-Caribbean), and CONMEBOL (South America) will have 4 spots each. While OFC (Oceania) will have 2. Those remaining spots are still to be decided from various U-19 or U-20 youth tournaments in their respective regions. The 2015 champions, Serbia are unable to defend their title as they failed to reach the final round of UEFA qualifications.