Indonesia Can Still Play Host
Various efforts are being made to ensure Indonesia will still be able to stage the 2023 U-20 football World Cup. Serious consequences await if Indonesia does not host the tournament.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Rejection of the Israeli team’s participation in the U-20 World Cup to be hosted by Indonesia will have serious consequences for the future of this country’s soccer. To avoid being penalized, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) will seek to find common ground through diplomatic means. Calls have been mounting for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to intervene and monitor the issue as the host of the event.
Israel’s participation in the U-20 football World Cup has led to opposition. As a result, FIFA canceled the group stage draw that was supposed to take place in Bali on March 31.