In the absence of official confirmation, but with the president of the FifaGianni Infantino already took it almost for granted, Argentina will host the Sub 20 world which should start on May 21st. After the defeat of Indonesia, this will allow the national team to play a tournament from which it was eliminated after the failure in the Copa Sudamericana in Colombia, with Javier Mascherano like DT.
Waiting for the announcement from Switzerland, the AFA Work has already begun on the stadiums which are proposed as venues to host the matches of the 24 participating teams. Of course, there is a rule that prevents the Monumental or Vélez stadium, among others, from being venues: FIFA does not allow a World Cup to take place on grounds where another competition is played.
AS, Claudio Chiqui Tapia and clubs analyze which will be the five stadiums in which the group stage and the round of 16 will be played up to the final, which will also have to be located in cities with adequate hotel and logistics capacity for a competition with the FIFA seal.
Like the victims of River and Vélez, the same would have happened with the Cilindro de Avellaneda, which was also considered a possible option.
That said, the interior of the country is starting to be increasingly taken into consideration. So far, the options that seem to sting are: La Plata, San Luis, Santiago del Estero, Mendoza, Salta and Chaco.
The fields available in these areas are the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades (Santiago del Estero), the Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona (La Plata), the Estadio Único Villa Mercedes (San Luis), the Estadio Centenario (Chaco ), the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas (Mendoza) and Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium (Salta).
The other 23 qualifiers for the World Cup, in addition to Argentina, which would do so to host, are: Brazil, Fiji, England, New Zealand, Colombia, France, Iraq, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Gambia, Israel, Senegal, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Tunisia, Slovakia, Honduras, Japan, Uruguay, United States, Nigeria and Uzbekistan.
Why did Argentina bid to host the Under-20 World Cup?
It is worth mentioning that Argentina’s candidacy takes place after Fifa withdrew the rights to be the organizing country to Indonesia after this country decided not to accept the visit of the Israeli delegation due to diplomatic conflicts. Faced with this situation, Tapia moved quickly and decided to take the contest to South America, allowing for the ranking of the national team. And he reaches for it.
The Argentine Football Federation, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Ministry of Economy, applied to host the tournament it had already organized in 2001 and had the support of the head of the conmebolAlejandro Domínguez, who together with Claudio Tapia held a meeting with Infantino in which progress was made on the possible agreement.
“Today, Argentina’s candidacy is the only one that has been presented formally and with the government’s endorsement. It is the world champion country. Its candidacy is very strong. In two or three days, the FIFA Bureau he has to make a decision,” he said. infant two days ago at a press conference held in Asunción.
The meeting between Infantino, Domínguez and Tapia also served to strengthen the South American bid to organize the World Cup 2030home to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.
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