FIFA Decides to Ax Indonesia as Host of the U-20 World Cup

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JAKARTA, THENUSANTARAPOST.COM- The general chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Erick Thohir, lobbying regarding the holding of the U-20 World Cup failed, the International Football Federation (FIFA) finally decided to drop Indonesia as host of the U-20 World Cup. -20.

“Based on the results of a meeting between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and PSSI President Erick Thohir, FIFA has decided to revoke Indonesia from hosting the 2023 U-20 World Cup,” said FIFA’s official statement as quoted by from FIFA’s official website (30 /3/23).

FIFA also revealed that Indonesia would be subject to sanctions as a result of this write-off. “Regarding the potential sanctions that will be imposed on PSSI, it will be determined at another day. The President of FIFA and the President of PSSI will hold another meeting to discuss this as soon as possible.” concluded FIFA’s official statement.

Host Candidates

Based on the information managed to gather from various sources, there are at least two countries that have nominated themselves to host the 2023 U-20 World Cup. Two countries from Latin America, Peru and Argentina are ready to roll out the tournament as substitutes for Indonesia.

“FIFA will soon announce the new host for the 2023 U-20 World Cup as soon as possible, where the tournament will be held in the same time period,” continued FIFA’s official statement.

Quoted from, in 2019, Indonesia was given the mandate to host the U-20 World Cup. This tournament was originally to be held in 2021, but was pushed back two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This tournament was originally scheduled to be held in May-June 2023. Preparations have also been boosted by the Government of Indonesia and the U-20 Indonesian National Team is also preparing to appear in this grand tournament.

Unfortunately these efforts were in vain. Because FIFA has canceled Indonesia’s status as the host of the U-20 World Cup (Wan)

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