Indonesia has been stripped of its U-20 World Cup bid. Coach Shin Tae-yong (53), who leads the Indonesia U-20 national team, could not hide his regret.

The International Football Federation (FIFA) officially announced on the 30th (Korean time) that “Indonesia has been stripped of the right to host the 2023 U-20 World Cup. We will find a new host country as soon as possible.” The tournament was scheduled to kick off in Indonesia from May 20, but the situation changed just before the 51st. 메이저사이트

The exact reason is unknown, but it is interpreted as a political or religious problem. Indonesia has a strong anti-Israel sentiment because of the oppression of Palestine, a brother state. Recently, a hard-line Islamic group in Indonesia even delivered a message that they would kidnap Israeli athletes if they entered the country. In the end, it seems that FIFA made the decision to change the venue to protect the players.

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