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On Monday morning, Economy Minister Sergio Massa and AFA President Claudio Tapia announced. Argentina meets all the criteria to host the next U-20 World Championship, which will run from May 20 to June 11. afternoon, This has been officially confirmed by FIFA.
Massa and Tapia presided over the action at noon on Monday at the Ministry of Economy in the company of the Board of Directors of the Argentine Football Association and the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Madias Lammens.
The head of the economic portfolio has revealed that Argentina has the necessary funding to host the tournament after the International Association of Football Federation (FIFA) withdrew Indonesia’s bid because the country does not recognize Israel as a sovereign state. That nation objected to participating in the tournament.
By this, the economic authorities emphasized Argentina are on course to win the titleFIFA will allow it to participate Argentina National Team Sub-20As an organizing country, even if not qualified.
Meanwhile, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “FIFA is delighted to announce that this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Argentina. The country of current world champions will open its doors to the world’s best football stars of tomorrow”. The Swiss leader added: “I would like to thank the AFA and especially its president Claudio Tapia and the government authorities for their commitment to organizing this great event in such a short time.”
The group draw will take place on April 21 in Zurich. 24 qualifications have already been confirmed.
AFA Presidents with Chiqui Tapia, Rodolfo D’Onofrio (River Plate), David Garzón (Huracán), Marcelo Achile (Guardians of Belgrano), Guillermo Raed (Mitre de Santiago del Estero) and General Secretary Víctor Blanco. Rodriguez (Racing Club), among others.
“Organizing it is a big commitment from the Argentine football leadership”President Sikki Tapia said. He took the opportunity to thank the echo found in the government: “I congratulate Massa and Lammens, because if it didn’t find resonance, it would have been very difficult”
Tapia also promised “FIFA visitors were able to visit not only the stadiums where they play, but also the training camps.”
The World Cup was confirmed earlier this Monday by a decree published in the official gazette signed by President Alberto Fernández, the Chief of Staff, Agustin Rossi, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Madias Lammens, and the Minister of Transport, Diego Alberto Giuliano. It is “a sporting event that contributes to the strengthening of ties of fraternity and cultural exchange between the participating countries, and is an opportunity for the host country to spread its tourism destinations and its image abroad.”
For the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, “This tournament is not just a game, it’s an opportunity to show ourselves to the world. It’s also to show our organizational prowess, which is why we have endorsed FIFA.” Also, the former president of the Tiger League gave the assurance “As a government, this is a great opportunity to host one of the most important events in Argentina” And he congratulated himself with the AFA boss: “I congratulate Tapia. He has the full support of the national government.”
It should be remembered that the Albiceleste lost 1-0 against Colombia at the end of January (their third defeat in four games), and they could not reach the last six for the South American title and thus could not choose to qualify. World Cup. Type. However, after the ban against Indonesia, the Argentine Football Association applied to host the tournament and got another chance.
In the announcement, Argentina signed the permits and guarantees requested by FIFA for each of these events and as confirmed by FIFA, the country will be formally implemented to become a host for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.