Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
President Joko Widodo made an official statement after the 2023 U-20 World Cup was canceled in Indonesia. The following is Jokowi’s full statement regarding the cancellation of the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
FIFA officially canceled Indonesia from hosting the 2023 U-20 World Cup, Wednesday (29/3) evening.
Regarding this matter, Indonesian President Joko Widodo gave his official response on Thursday (30/3) afternoon. Following is Jokowi’s full statement about the cancellation of the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia:
“Assalamualaikum Warahmatulahi Wabarokatuh. Ladies and gentlemen and brothers and sisters who I respect, last night I received a report from the General Chairperson of PSSI that FIFA has decided to cancel the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.”
“Of course we have to respect this decision. I know this decision has disappointed many people. I feel the same way. Disappointed and sad.”
“But don’t waste energy blaming each other and as a great nation we must look forward, not backward.”
“Make this a valuable lesson for all of us for Indonesian football and I have asked the General Chairperson of PSSI Mr. Erick Thohir to continue to make every effort so that Indonesian football is not subject to sanctions. Including the opportunity to host other events. That’s what can be done I convey it. Wassalamualaikum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuh.”