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FIFA removes Indonesia as host of U-20 World Cup 2023 – SUCH TV


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Indonesia has been stripped of the fitting to host the Below-20 soccer World Cup, FIFA has mentioned in an announcement after protests towards Israel’s participation led to the cancellation of the match’s fundamental draw.

World soccer’s governing physique introduced its resolution on Wednesday, following a gathering with the Indonesian soccer federation’s (PSSI) President Erick Thohir, and mentioned a brand new host nation can be introduced “as quickly as potential” with the match set to begin on Could 20.

PSSI had cancelled the draw for the match on Sunday, after the governor of the largely Hindu island of Bali refused to host Israel’s workforce.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation and doesn’t have formal diplomatic relations with Israel, whereas publicly supporting the Palestinian trigger.

“FIFA has determined, as a result of present circumstances, to take away Indonesia because the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023,” a FIFA assertion mentioned.

“A brand new host shall be introduced as quickly as potential, with the dates of the match at the moment remaining unchanged. Potential sanctions towards the PSSI may be determined at a later stage.”

Earlier final month, protesters marched within the capital Jakarta waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags and demanding Israel not be allowed to take part.


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