Argentina is able to internet hosting the Under-20 World Cup instead of Indonesia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino mentioned Thursday although no resolution has been introduced but.
Indonesia was stripped of internet hosting rights solely eight weeks earlier than the beginning of the match amid political turmoil over Israel’s participation.
A brand new host will probably be introduced inside days, Infantino mentioned at a press convention on the headquarters of South American soccer physique CONMEBOL.
“We all know soccer in Argentina and it is a country that surely can host a competition of this level,” Infantino mentioned. “With the tradition of soccer in Argentina there are very good possibilities.”
Earlier, he had obtained a proposal from Argentina’s soccer affiliation to step in as host. Argentina’s U-20 workforce didn’t qualify for the match.
Infantino mentioned the choice “will be made within two or three days” and it will likely be evaluated by all presidents of soccer confederations.
FIFA mentioned Indonesia was faraway from staging the 24-team match scheduled to begin on May 20 “due to the current circumstances,” with out specifying particulars. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation and doesn’t have formal diplomatic relations with Israel.