The draw for the U20 World Cup, which is due to take place in two months in Indonesia, has been canceled. The governor of Bali does not want to welcome Israel to his island.
Will the U20 World Cup take place in Indonesia? The question arises as the governor of the island of Bali, where the competition is to take place, refuses to allow Israel to take part in the tournament. Wayan Koster, a 60-year-old leader, explains that he does not want to host a country that currently occupies Palestine. The draw for the event, which was to take place next Friday in Bali, has been cancelled.
OFFICIAL: The Indonesian FA, PSSI 🇮🇩, officially announced that the 2023 #U20WC draw that was set to take place this Friday in Bali, is CANCELLED.
As reported yesterday by KAN 🇮🇱, the hosts and Iraq asked not to be drawn with Israel. Still waiting for FIFA’s comment. pic.twitter.com/uGpMtkIgR9
— Uri Levy (@Levyninho) March 26, 2023
“Yesterday we received information from FIFA. The notification stated that the draw in Bali had been canceled by FIFA,” said Arya Sinulingga, member of the executive committee of the Indonesian football federation (PSSI), during a press conference relayed par Goal Indonesia.“So that’s the information we got from FIFA. We have not received an official letter from FIFA, but the message is clear due to the rejection of the governor of Bali who rejected the Israeli team, so the draw itself cannot be carried out. »
Why is the rejection of Israel so many now? 🇮🇱❌
PSSI admitted that they did not know and were even worried that there was a potential for Indonesian football to be ostracized by the world. 🇮🇩🌏#PialaDuniaU20 #PSSI #Indonesia #Israel pic.twitter.com/AeYwWYk09V
— GOAL Indonesia (@GOAL_ID) March 26, 2023
According to the Israeli press, the challenge would be even stronger, because Indonesia and Iraq would have asked not to appear in the group of Israel, information which is not confirmed by the Indonesian media. This World U20 must take place from May 20 to June 11, with 24 teams, including France, which was to be placed in pot 1 for the draw with Uruguay, the United States, Senegal, Italy and the host countries.
🌟FIFA U20 WORLD CUP 2023🌟
🎫 24 teams have booked tickets to Indonesia .#FIFA #U20WC pic.twitter.com/E30f5LNmVM
— ASEAN FOOTBALL (@theaseanball) March 12, 2023