A total of 28 teams registered for the 11th Men’s U19 WFC which will be hosted by defending champions Czech Republic. It will be played from 28th April – 2nd May 2021 Brno, at the Vodova Arena – the same venue that hosted the Women’s WFC in 2013.
This event will be played with 16 teams and there is no longer A- & B-division. The teams will be divided into four groups in one division based on ranking and a ballot. Groups A/B and C/D are divided according to ranking (based on results from U19 WFC 2019).
Nine teams (all from Europe) were directly qualified based on results from U19 WFC 2019. Qualifications were scheduled to be held in September 2020 but were postponed until 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the continuing pandemic situation all qualification events have now been cancelled. The teams qualifying to the final round were therefore decided based on rankings according to results from U19 WFC 2019.