FIFA Strips Indonesia As Host Of 2023 U-20 World Cup


World football governing body FIFA has stripped Indonesia as the host of the 2023 U-20 World Cup.

FIFA made the announcement in a statement released on their website on Wednesday.

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Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will feature at this year’s World Cup after picking one of the four tickets at the U-20 AFCON in Egypt.

Other African countries that will feature at the tournament are Senegal, Tunisia and Gambia.

The decision to remove Indonesia as the host is not unconnected to the country’s football federation (PSSI) announcing it had cancelled the draw for the U-20 Workd Cup because the governor of the largely Hindu island of Bali refused to host Israel’s team.

The statement from FIFA read:“Following today’s meeting between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and President of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) Erick Thohir, FIFA has decided, due to the current circumstances, to remove Indonesia as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.

“A new host will be announced…

Source: Complete Sports