Original title: Held in Indonesia!An in-depth look at the first U-17 World Cup in four years
Held in Indonesia!An in-depth look at the first U-17 World Cup in four years
Today (10th), the “FIFA U-17 World Cup” to determine the world’s best under-17 players kicked off in Indonesia. This unusual event, held for the first time in four years, will feature four games in Group A and Group B on the opening day on Friday, the 10th (Friday). The host Indonesian team will face the South American country Ecuador. Then, on Saturday the 11th, the Asian champion Japan U-17 national team, which won this summer’s U-17 Asian Cup, will play its first match against Poland. Now, let’s summarize the information about the host country of the U-17 World Cup, which will be held for the first time in four years.
The U-17 World Cup has been held every two years since it was first held in 1985. This year is the 19th, and it is held again after four years. Following the previous edition in Brazil in 2019, it was originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, this is the first time in four years that the U-17 World Cup will be held. The U-17 World Cup will kick off in Indonesia on the 10th of this month. 1,455 days have passed since the last World Cup final. The host Brazil defeated Mexico 2-1 and won the championship!
The host country of this event is Indonesia in Southeast Asia, but the starting country was only officially determined in June this year. This is because the event was originally supposed to be held in Peru, South America. Peru previously applied for the 2019 Olympics and was selected as the host country. However, due to issues such as infrastructure issues, the event was abandoned and the event will be held in Brazil, also in South America. Therefore, it was decided that the next competition in 2021 will be held in Peru. However, as mentioned above, the 2021 event has been cancelled. Peru was awarded the right to host the 2023 World Cup but was once again dropped due to infrastructure issues and other issues. There are also complications with Indonesia being chosen as the new venue. Initially, Indonesia was supposed to host the next generation U-20 World Cup. The country had been selected to host the 2021 U-20 World Cup, but it was also canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2023, the host country’s tournament rights will continue to be retained, and the U-20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Indonesia in May or June this year. However, due to the Palestinian issue, there was a movement in Indonesia against Israel’s participation in the European preliminaries, and FIFA deprived Indonesia of the right to host. In the end, the tournament was held in Argentina, with Uruguay winning for the first time. For this reason, Indonesia, which was originally deprived of the right to host the U-20 World Cup, finally hosted the U-17 World Cup this time.Return to Sohu to see more
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