Argentina has emerged as a new venue for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
According to Reuters on the 31st (Korean time), Argentina was the only official bid to host the U-20 World Cup.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “With Indonesia being stripped of the right to host the U-20 World Cup, Argentina was the first to express its intention to host the U-20 World Cup. Within two to three days, we will decide on a new venue for the U-20 World Cup.” I know the level. I can hold a tournament well enough.”
FIFA announced the day before, “We will revoke Indonesia’s right to host the U-20 World Cup in May and seek a new venue. Even if the venue changes, the tournament will be held in May as scheduled.”
FIFA’s decision was due to controversy over religious issues. Trouble arose as Israel progressed through the European qualifiers.
Indonesia, a representative Islamic country, has a strong hostile atmosphere towards Israel, which is in conflict with its Muslim brother, Palestine. In fact, Indonesia has supported the independence of Palestine for a long time and has not established diplomatic ties with Israel.
Previously, Indonesia had denied entry to Israel during the Asian Games held in Jakarta in 1962.
Recently, as the atmosphere that sports should not intervene in politics has formed, the Indonesian government has put forward a position that it welcomes the participation of the Israeli team that won the U-20 World Cup finals. 안전놀이터
Controversy grew, however, when Indonesian Islamic groups strongly opposed Israel’s participation. A protest against Israel’s participation was also held this month in Jakarta, the capital, waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags.
The Israeli Embassy in Argentina, Eyal Serra, said, “Israel supports Argentina to host the event. Argentina is well qualified as a world champion. It also has excellent facilities. We hope that Argentina will also host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.” loaded