Tuesday, June 6, 2023

It’s official: FIFA has taken chances to increase power for the U-20 World Cup from Indonesia and Argentina.

FIFA has decided to withdraw Indonesia as the host country for the 2023 U-20 World Cup and will announce a new host country as soon as possible.

“After today’s meeting between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and his PSSI representative Erik Thohir, FIFA has decided to withdraw Indonesia as a host country for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. 2023 due to the current circumstances,” the world soccer governing body said in a statement.

Accession to the next World Cup was due next Friday in Bali, but the situation was complicated when the president of the island, Wayan Koster, refused to accept Israel (which was eligible for the first competition) asked for their participation. would intercede. That fight made FIFA to suspend the event which put the situation on hold.

The new host country for the U-20 World Cup will be announced as soon as possible, without changing tournament dates and paying possible PSSI sanctions.

Leaving Indonesia, the chance of information that will grow in the next few days: Chiqui Tapia would have been offered to Gianni Infantino the opportunity to organize the World Cup in Argentina. If materialized, Argentina would qualify for the World Cup in the category, after Mascherani’s mistake in the South American Qualifier, where he did not reach the goal after falling with Colombia in Paraguay.

“FIFA would like to confirm that, despite the decision, it remains committed to the support of PSSI, in close cooperation with the Government of President Widodo, to implement the process of national football transformation after the tragedy that occurred in October 2022. different FIFA teams in Indonesia in the next few months will remain and PSSI will help as necessary under the direction of President Thohir”.

Later there will be a new meeting between the president of FIFA and the PSSI.

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