Argentina Now To Host Under-20 FIFA World Cup Next Month

FIFA says Argentina will host the Under-20 World Cup from May 20 to June 11, after taking the tournament from Indonesia just weeks before kick-off.

Having been awarded hosting rights, Argentina will also participate in Indonesia’s place. The team had failed to qualify on merit.

FIFA withdrew hosting rights from Indonesia last month after protests against Israel’s participation the tournament.

Indonesia and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations, and support for the Palestinian cause in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation runs high.

Argentina put itself forward as an alternative host, and FIFA conducted an on-site inspection of facilities last week.

The draw will take place on April 21 in Zurich.