ZURICH: World football federation FIFA has 31 declarations of interest from countries interested in staging the next available round of eight ‘other’ tournaments.

Bidding documents have been submitted by five member associations chasing the 2019 Women’s World Cup – EnglandFrance, South KoreaNew Zealand and South Africa.

Of these countries, EnglandFrance, South Korea and New Zealand also want to host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018. In principle, FIFA prefers these two tournaments to take place in the same country.

South Africa will host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2016.

For the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018, five declarations of interest have been received from Bosnia and HerzegovinaEgyptFinlandNorthern Ireland and Sweden.

For the three women’s competitions, the deadline for submitting the hosting agreement together with all the signed bidding documents is October 31 with a decision scheduled for the first FIFA executive committee meeting in 2015.

Bidding has also opened for four editions of the FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA’s major club competition. India and Japan have expressed a wish to host the tournament in 2015 and 2016, while BrazilJapan and UAE want to host it in 2017 and 2018.

Documents must be provided by August 25 and the exco will select the host in September.

As for the Beach Soccer World Cup 2017, some 12 countries are aiming to host the tournament: ArgentinaBahamasBrazilCayman Islands,Costa RicaEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorGermany, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE and USA.

These member associations will have to submit their definitive bids including all signed bidding and hosting documents by October 1. The host will be chosen by the exco in December.