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‘Indonesia hosting rights revoked’ U-20 World Cup to be held in Argentina

The FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held next month will be held in Argentina. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be held in Indonesia, but after FIFA revoked the right to host Indonesia last month, it hastily selected a new venue.

On the 18th (Korean time), FIFA said, “Argentina has been confirmed as the host country of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.” It has been decided,” he said.

Earlier, FIFA stripped Indonesia of the hosting rights at the end of last month, less than two months before the opening ceremony. Anti-Israel sentiment in Indonesia, an Islamic country, is intensifying. Israel is ahead of the U-20 World Cup for the first time after passing the UEFA U-19 Championship qualifiers, but controversy arose when the Indonesian governor of Bali insisted that the players be denied entry. 

In the end, FIFA revoked Indonesia’s hosting rights less than two months before the start of the tournament and searched for a new venue. Argentina actively hoped to host the tournament, and it was finalized on the same day after due diligence on the spot. Argentina is hosting the U-20 World Cup for the first time in 22 years.

Unfortunately, Argentina was in a situation where it was not possible to participate in this tournament in the first place. This is because they did not finish in the top 4 at the U-20 South American Championship. However, as the tournament was held, it was able to participate in the tournament as the host country.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said,스포츠토토 “The U-20 World Cup is a tournament in which great players for decades, such as Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Elling Halan, have participated. It will give great inspiration to the stars.”

Meanwhile, 24 countries will participate in this tournament and are divided into 6 groups for a group stage. The group draw will be held on April 21st in Zurich, Switzerland, and the tournament will be held from May 20th to June 11th. Korea, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, advanced to the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup last month and will advance to the finals for the third time in a row.


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