FIFA strips Indonesia as host of FIFA U-20 World Cup

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) – FIFA have stripped Indonesia from hosting the U-20 World Cup after they refused to host Israeli regime while the draw for the tournament was also cancelled.

Global football’s governing body announced its decision on Wednesday, following a meeting with the Indonesian football federation’s (PSSI) President Erick Thohir.

PSSI had cancelled the draw for the tournament on Sunday, after the governor of the largely Hindu island of Bali refused to host the Israeli regime’s team.

Argentina has submitted a formal bid to host this year's World Cup in place of Indonesia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

Argentina was the only country to submit a formal offer. The FIFA Bureau will decide whether to accept the proposal in two or three days with the tournament scheduled to start on May 20.


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