Since Indonesia declined to host Israel for the major tournament, FIFA made the decision to move the Under-20 FIFA World Cup 2023 from Indonesia. FIFA will now select a new host for the World Cup, which was earlier scheduled to begin on May 20.
The action was taken in response to Indonesia’s rejection of Israel out of support for Palestine. Several individuals demonstrated against Israel’s participation in the competition, which ultimately resulted in the nation losing its hosting rights.
In a press release, FIFA said that it has “decided, due to the existing circumstances, to remove Indonesia as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.”
“A replacement host will be revealed as soon as feasible, and the tournament’s dates will remain the same. At a later time, it may also be decided to impose penalties on the PSSI (Indonesian Football Association),” the statement continued.
The decision’s repercussions can be disastrous for Indonesian football. The Indonesian football squad may experience certain long-term consequences as a result of FIFA’s sanctions, in addition to the significant financial loss that will be experienced by the nation’s Football Board.
In due course, FIFA will make the final tournament information public. The severity of the punishment and punishments for Indonesian football will also be made clear in the coming weeks.