Reportase.one, Jakarta – FIFA world football federation officially announced Argentina as the host of the 2023 U-20 World Cup replacing Indonesia.
“FIFA is pleased to announce that this year’s edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup will take place in Argentina, as the home of the world champions opens its doors to aspiring world soccer stars,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino in his official statement, Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Argentina is the most successful country in the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after winning the tournament six times, most recently in 2007. With this appointment, Argentina automatically has the right to compete in the U-20 World Cup as host replacing Indonesia.
This is not the first time Argentina has been entrusted with hosting the World Cup. Previously, the country of origin of the Tango Team had been a place for footballers from all over the world to compete, both in the World Cup and the U-20 World Cup.
Reporting from the official FIFA website, Argentina hosted the 2001 U-20 World Cup. At that time, Argentina also won the championship after beating Ghana with a convincing score of 3-0 in the final match.
Argentina at that time successfully invited 24 countries to compete in their country. The participating countries include Ghana, France, Paraguay, Iran, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Angola, Czech, Australia, Japan. Ukraine, United States, Chile, China, Brazil Germany, Iraq Canada, Egypt, Finland, Jamaica and Argentina.
In addition, Argentina was trusted to host a bigger event by FIFA, namely the 1978 World Cup. The event took place from 1 to 25 June 1978. At that time, Argentina also succeeded in becoming champion after beating the Netherlands with a score of 3-1. This achievement was also the first World Cup title for Maradona cs.
Participating countries at that time included the Netherlands, Peru, Scotland, Iran, Brazil, Sweden, Spain, Austria, West Germany, Mexico, Poland, Tunisia, Italy, Hungary, France and Argentina.
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