The draw for the Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia has been canceled and the South American country has offered itself as hosts

The draw for the Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia has been canceled and the South American country has offered itself as hosts


lottery FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia Indonesian football officials announced that it was canceled after a call from the governor of Bali to ban the Indonesian team from competition. Israel.

Israel And Indonesia They have no diplomatic relations, and the Southeast Asian country, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, is a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause.

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the FIFA Canceling the draw planned for this week without giving reasons or a new date, he noted Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI)it’s a statement.

“The withdrawal has been cancelled. We will be able to understand this as there was opposition from the governor of Bali,” Arya Sinulinga, a member of the federation’s steering committee, told a news conference on Sunday.

“Israel is a participant, and the lottery cannot be held without all the participants,” he added. FIFA He did not respond to questions from AFP.

Wayan KosterThe governor of Bali had called for a boycott of the Israeli team over Indonesia’s supportive policy of the Palestinians, in a letter sent to the Ministry of Youth and Sports in March.

the Under-20 World Cupwhich includes 24 teams, is to play in different cities of the Southeast Asian archipelago from May 20 to June 11.

This is the first time that the Israeli national team has qualified for this competition and the Indonesian government has promised to ensure the safety of all participants.

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The organizers planned to have the Israeli team play in Bali, which is an island with a majority Hindu populationTo avoid problems, but the opposition of the governor questioned this project.

In mid-March, a hundred demonstrators, sympathizing with conservative Islamic groups, demonstrated Jakarta against the participation of the Israeli national team.

Political leaders warned about this Indonesia Run the risk of losing the organization of the competition and isolation before FIFA If this problem is not resolved.

Indonesia Witnessed one of the worst disasters in football history. Last October, 135 fans died in a stadium on the island of Java.

The Indonesian authorities have worked to restore the reputation of the country, which was suspended by the Ministry of Defense FIFA in 2015Because of government interference in football affairs.

– South American country is introduced-

In the face of the problems that have arisen, the FIFAWho did not rule on the subject yes Argentina It has already offered to host the tournament, despite the fact that Albiceleste will not be participating in the tournament.

From the Argentine Football Association, they offered to host if they finally chose to take their place from Indonesia. Of course, they will ask to add them.

In the Afa They are looking forward to the next few hours. Negotiations are completed and so is the illusion that this event is a bid to promote the 2030 Seniors World Cup, a joint nomination with Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.

Argentina It is qualified to conduct the tournament because it includes first-class stadiums such as the Monumental and other buildings such as Santiago del Estero, San Juan, San Luis, Córdoba, Mendoza and La Plata.

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We’ll have to wait for what determination FIFA takes and whether it gives the green light to the tournament to be played in the country of the current world champions.

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