Indonesia steps up its bid to host 2021 U-20 World Cup
Jakarta: Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has prepared eight stadiums across the country in its bid to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, a PSSI senior official said on Monday.
"We will decide the best eight stadiums. All of those Indonesian stadiums have international standards and reputations to host international football matches. They are also supported by related facilities around," said PSSI Secretary General Ratu Tisha Destria.
PSSI has a wide selection of stadiums considered eligible to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Among them are, Gelora Bung Karno, Patriot Candrabhaga, Pakansari, Wibawa Mukti, Bandung Lautan Api, Si Jalak Harupat, Jatidiri, Manahan, Mandala Krida, Gelora Bumi Sriwijaya, Papua Bangkit and Batakan.
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“Indonesia has profound experience in hosting international sports events, including football, making the nation eager to take part in the bidding”, added Ratu Tisha Destria.
The Overview of the Bidding Process documents have been sent by FIFA to football federations eager to host the U-20 World Cup last month.
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Setelah resmi menyatakan ketertarikan menjadi tuan rumah Piala Dunia U-20 2021, PSSI akan segera menentukan 8 stadion yang memenuhi kriteria guna melengkapi dokumen-dokumen yang akan diajukan ke FIFA.#PSSINow #KitaGaruda pic.twitter.com/8hCh0oQDBb
Each football federation are expected to file their bidding documents no later than August 30 to FIFA. Announcement on the appointed host country would be conducted by FIFA in the fourth quarter this year.
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates have also expressed interest in co-hosting the tournament, as have Myanmar and Thailand. Peru and Brazil are also keen on hosting the 2021 edition..
Source: Football Association of Indonesia
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