Official! FIFA confirms that Argentina will host the U-20 World Cup

Official!  FIFA confirms that Argentina will host the U-20 World Cup

the FIFA confirmed that Argentina will be headquarters Subworld 20which will take place between May 20 and June 11 – replacing Indonesia, the organization announced Monday in a statement.

When will the U-20 World Cup be held?

This decision means that, too Argentina You will participate in the tournament instead of Indonesia. The lottery will take place on Friday 21st April at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

FIFA is pleased to announce that this year’s edition of The FIFA U-20 Youth World Cup will be held in ArgentinaSo the country of the world champions will open its doors tomorrow to the great football stars, ”said the FIFA President. Gianni Infantinoin the board statement.

FIFA remembers that Argentina It is “the most successful country in the history of the U-20 World Cup, after it was He won the title six times (most recent in 2007) ”, which actually organized the contest in 2001.

Infantino had already made progress at the end of March with a visit to CONMEBOL headquarters in Luc (Paraguay) that Argentina He had “very good chances” to stage the tournamentAfter being the first country to submit its candidacy with all the requirements.

last March 29thFIFA decided Withdraw the tournament to Indonesia Under the ban imposed by the authorities of the Asian country, with a Muslim majority, who wanted to prevent Israeli participation. There are no diplomatic relations between the two countries. Indonesia also defends the Palestinian cause.

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Support from the Argentine government

Hours before FIFA’s announcement, the Argentine government announced in Buenos Aires for him Economic support For the organization in the country of the U-20 World Cup.

Argentine Football Association (AFA) He has all the support for the implementation of the organization (…)”, said the Minister of Economy on Monday, Sergio Massa, In a government broadcast with the head of the local football governing body, Claudio Tapiaand other leaders.

Teams participating in the U-20 World Cup

Classified participants in sports competitions are United Stateguatemala, HondurasDominican Republic, Fiji, New Zealandengland, FranceIsrael, Italy, Slovakia, BrazilColombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, South Korea, Iraq, JapanUzbekistan, Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia.

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