Indonesia President "Sad and Disappointed" Over U-20 World Cup Removal as Host

March 30, 2023, 05.40 PM | Source: Reuters
Indonesia President

ILUSTRASI. Indonesia President Joko Widodo

FOOTBALL / SOCCER - JAKARTA. Indonesia President Joko Widodo said he was "disappointed and sad" over soccer's world governing body FIFA's dropping his country as host of the Under-20 World Cup, but said the decision must be respected.

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In a video posted by his cabinet secretariat, he said he had told the chief of the Indonesian football association to work on avoiding FIFA sanctions over the issue, which followed a governor's refusal to host Israel's team

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