The draw from U-20 World Cup this 2023, which was supposed to take place on March 31 suspended by FIFAas confirmed this Sunday by the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI), the host of the event for which the Ecuadorian national team received a ticket.

The federation calculates the negative impact that Indonesian football could have following the cancellation of the draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Denpasar, Bali,” the PSSI website said.

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About whether there will be a draw in another place and at another time,”the association is seeking an answer from FIFA”according to the spokesperson of the entity.

According to PSSI, The draw was canceled because the governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, “rejected the presence of the Israeli team at the event”something FIFA presumes as “void the performance guarantee issued by the Provincial Government of Bali,” the organization announced.

Although not as an “Official FIFA Letter”, a notification arrived at PSSI on Saturday, stating that “the Bali raffle draw has been cancelled. This is the information we received from FIFA,” said Arya Sinulingga, a member of the Indonesian FA’s Executive Committee.

The host discovered it with PSSI “We are thinking about saving Indonesian football, because FIFA sanctions can isolate our football from the world”Therefore, the body will coordinate actions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in order to find a sustainable solution.

Indonesiathe most populous majority Muslim country in the world with 277 million inhabitants, does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Israel, which has also in recent days led to population protests in the capital, Jakartaagainst the participation of the Israeli youth national team, which managed to qualify for the competition in this category for the first time.

The Association and the Government of Indonesia were awarded the organization of the tournament for 2019, but it is The COVID-19 pandemic forced the tournament to be postponed.

Dates for tournament development were established between May 20 and June 11, with a total of 24 participating nations, from six confederations. (D)