Argentina To Be New Host Of The U20 World Cup As Indonesia Is Ousted

Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, said on Thursday that Argentina has made a formal bid to host the Under-20 World Cup this year in place of Indonesia, which lost its right to host the event.

Argentina was the only nation that made an official offer. With the tournament scheduled to begin on May 20, 2023, the FIFA Bureau will decide within two or three days whether to accept the proposal.

Infantino stated at a news conference in Paraguay, where he will participate in the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Congress on Friday,

“We all know Argentine football and surely it can host a competition of this level.”

According to the FIFA President, other nations have also expressed interest, but Argentina is the first candidate with the government’s guarantees and other details, and the football governing body will make a decision within two or three days.

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FIFA stopped Indonesia from hosting the event after the country’s soccer league (PSSI) said it had dropped the draw on the grounds that the legislative head of the island of Bali wouldn’t have the Israel group.

In the meantime, Israel’s Ambassador to Argentina, Eyal Sela, has stated that Israel supports Argentina hosting the tournament and believes that Argentina is deserving of it as world champions.

Sela went on to say that the South American country is nice and big, has great facilities, and hopes to host the World Cup in 2030.

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