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Everything is on track for the Under 20 World Cup to be played in Argentina


Infantino, who will participate in the Conmebol Congress in Paraguay, confirmed that Indonesia will not be the venue and that Chiqui Tapia approached the candidacy to host the youth competition.

The president of



Gianni Infantino

, traveled from Indonesia to


, where he will participate this Friday in the ordinary Congress of


and confirmed that Argentina has offered to host the next U-20 World Cup that will begin at the end of May.

Otherwise, surprises,

all roads lead to the tournament being played in our country.

Only the officialization by the parent company of the ball remains.

"Today Argentina's candidacy is the only one that was formally presented and with the endorsement of the Government. In two or three days the FIFA Bureau has to make a decision," Infantino said at a press conference held in Asunción.


Argentine Football Association

, with the support of the

Ministry of Tourism and Sports

and the

Ministry of the Economy

, applied to host the tournament that it already organized in 2001 and had the support of the Conmebol holder,

Alejandro Domínguez

, who along with Claudio Tapia held a meeting with Infantino in which progress was made on the possible agreement.

"Infantino knows that Argentina has my vote. Because it was proposed, because I believe in its potential and because you have to have everything ready for May. They have it," added Alejandro Domínguez, head of Conmebol.

Peru also had the same intentions as the AFA, as did Qatar, which belongs to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) like Indonesia.

However, for these hours, they did not present the application credentials.

The conclave between Infantino, Domínguez and Tapia also served to shore up the South American candidacy for the organization of the 2030 World Cup, which has Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile as hosts. 

"From the national government we look very favorably on the possibility that the Under 20 World Cup for men's soccer is organized in our country. I spoke with the President of the AFA and expressed our support for the initiative," said Matías Lammens,


. of Tourism and Sports in dialogue with the sports newspaper



And he added: "Bringing this important global competition would be very beneficial for the country for several reasons. First, it would bring thousands of tourists closer to our country, with what it generates in terms of economic movement and generation of foreign currency. On the other hand , would serve as an antecedent to strengthen our candidacy for the 2030 Senior Soccer World Cup that we intend to organize together with Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile."

In fact, the selected Argentine world champion in Qatar 2022 went out to play the last friendly against Curaçao in Santiago del Estero with a shirt over the shirt that promoted the joint organization of the centenary contest. 

South America, in the case of the 2030 World Cup, has strong competition since Spain, Portugal and Morocco officially launched their candidacy and the economic power of Saudi Arabia could also be added.

Those classified for the Sub 20

The Argentine National Team did not qualify for the tournament that will be played between May 20 and June 11.

However, if he becomes a host, he will automatically get the place and occupy the place that Indonesia had secured until yesterday.

In that case, Tapia will have to speed up to find a coach, since Javier Mascherano decided to step aside after the failure in the South American Sub 20. The main candidate is Mascherano himself, who would have already received calls from the head of the AFA and from Lionel Scaloni to review his determination and remain in office. 

The other teams that will participate in the World Cup are: Brazil, Fiji, England, New Zealand, Colombia, France, Iraq, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Gambia, Israel, Senegal, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Tunisia, Slovakia, Honduras, Japan , Uruguay, the United States, Nigeria and Uzbekistan. 

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Source: clarin

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