FIFA has decided to withdraw Indonesia as the host country of the 2023 U-20 World Cup and will announce the new host country as soon as possible.
“Following today’s meeting between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and his PSSI counterpart Erik Thohir, FIFA has decided to withdraw Indonesia as host country of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 due to the current circumstances.” , the world football governing body released in a statement.
The new host country of the U20 World Cup will be announced as soon as possible, without the tournament dates being changed and possible sanctions for the PSSI will be analysed.
Thus the possibilities of a rumor that has begun to spread in recent days are growing: Chiqui Tapia would have offered Gianni Infantino the possibility of organizing the World Cup in Argentina (which would classify the team that did not reach the goal in the Playoffs). to become a host.
FIFA wishes to underline that, despite the decision taken, it remains committed to helping the PSSI, in close collaboration with the government of President Widodo, carry forward the process of transforming national football after the tragedy that occurred in October 2022. members of the different FIFA teams will remain in Indonesia for the next few months and assist the PSSI as needed under the direction of President Thohir.
Subsequently there will be a new meeting between the president of Fifa and that of Pssi.
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