The 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which was scheduled to be held in Indonesia, will be held in Argentina as expected.
FIFA announced on the morning of the 18th (Korean time) that the FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Argentina. The tournament period will be from May 20th to June 11th as scheduled, and the group draw will be held on the 21st in Switzerland, where FIFA headquarters is located.
Originally, the right to host the tournament was held by Indonesia in Southeast Asia. However, when Israel, which was defined as an ‘enemy’, entered the final stage, the public opinion that refused to guarantee the entry and safety of the Israeli athletes increased explosively. The government tried to calm angry public opinion, but failed, and eventually returned the hosting rights to FIFA. Indonesia may face disciplinary action in connection with this incident.
Korea is also participating in this competition. The Korean U-20 national soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, advanced to the semifinals at the 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup, which recently ended in Uzbekistan,메이저놀이터 and secured the right to advance to the finals.