Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Gianni Infantino explained that FIFA will announce the host for the 2023 U-20 World Cup in the near future.
The FIFA president has received an official proposal from Argentina as a replacement for Indonesia to host the 2023 U-20 World Cup.
“Today Argentina’s candidacy is the only one presented officially and with guarantees from the government. In two or three days FIFA must make a decision,” Infantino was quoted as saying on his Twitter account @okdobleamarilla.
Infantino conveyed Argentina’s bid to replace Indonesia in FIFA’s meeting with the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), Thursday (30/3).
The meeting between FIFA and Conmebol indicated that the junior World Cup would take place in a South American country a few days ago.
Argentina had previously been mentioned as one of the candidates to replace Indonesia, whose host status was suddenly revoked by FIFA.
FIFA has decided to cancel the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia on Wednesday (29/3) or about two months from the date of the planned implementation.
Previously, FIFA canceled the draw for the U-20 World Cup which was planned to take place in Bali on March 31.
This happened shortly after a series of waves of rejection of Israel were voiced by various parties, including the Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster.
The world soccer body also emphasized that it would continue to kick off the event nicknamed the Junior World Cup at the time previously planned, namely on May 20.