JAKARTA, THENUSANTARAPOST.COM- The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has submitted an official bid to host the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, after the International Football Federation (FIFA) revoked Indonesia’s right to host the tournament.
“There are other countries that have expressed interest, but in terms of the formal proposal and all the accompanying government guarantees, Argentina is in the leading position,” President Infantino said during a press conference ahead of the CONMEBOL Congress. in Asuncion, Paraguay as quoted by TheNusantaraPost.com from the official FIFA website (31/03/2023).
“Decisions will be made, I think, over the next two or three days and as soon as possible because the [U-20] World Cup starts on May 20, which is close. We all know about football in Argentina, this is a country that I believe can host a tournament of this magnitude.”
Mr Infantino stated AFA President Claudio Tapia, as well as the South American country’s Ministry of Sport and Tourism, and the Ministry of Commerce had provided the “necessary guarantees” behind the “strong” offer, which was presented to him by CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez.
“The AFA proposal will be sent to the FIFA Bureau [of the Council], which will ultimately make the decision on who will host the Under-20 World Cup,” explained the FIFA President.
“I would like to thank, of course, President Tapia and all of Argentina, as well as the [Argentine] government, for organizing their proposal so quickly. It really makes our lives a little bit easier.” (Wan)