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FIFA U20 World Cup may shift to Peru



Indonesia newspaper, The Jakarta Post has speculated that the FIFA U-20 World Cup may be transferred to Peru following the revocation of hosting rights of Indonesia.

Peru already have the rights for the FIFA  U-17 World Cup which is to come up much later in year in November.

The U-20 World Cup is expected to run from 20 May to 11 June. Owing to the qualification of Israel, it is anticipated that hosting in any Asian country or Islamic state may still lead to further problems.

Indonesia newspaper speculates that Peru and Indonesia may be asked to swap tournaments. That could see the U-17 championships moving from Peru to Indonesia while the U-20 will be relocated to Peru.

The newspaper speculated that  Israel have slim chance of qualifying for the U-17 and therefore make it easy for Indonesia to host the tournament.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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