Days of Palestine

Wednesday, June 7

FIFA Postpones U-20 World Cup Over Indonesia’s Refusal of Israel’s Participation 

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FIFA canceled on Tuesday, 28 March 2023 the draw for the Under-20 FIFA World Cup that was slated to take place in Indonesia next week over Jakarta’s refusal to host Israel’s team.

FIFA’s decision is a preliminary measure and may be followed by other decisions that would lead to the withdrawal of Indonesia’s right to host Indonesia the tournament.

“Possibility of Singapore hosting Israel’s team matches due to Jakarta’s political stance.”, official sources were quoted by the media as saying that the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) was in talks with FIFA.

The 24-team tournament is scheduled to be held from 20 May to 11 June across six Indonesian cities and Israel was set to make their debut in the competition.