FIFA Monitors Indonesian Stadiums Preparations for U-20 World Cup
VIVA – The Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainduin Amali said that FIFA has been regularly monitoring the stadiums' preparations for the 2023 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Indonesia. According to Minister Zainudin, this is done so that the prestigious event can run smoothly and successfully.
"FIFA regularly conducts inspections and is currently visiting here (Indonesia) again to see the improvements (in the venues), which are being carried out," Minister Zainudin Amali said in a statement on Monday.
The completion of all preparations is being expedited, including the improvement of facilities at the six stadiums that will hold the matches of the cup as well as additional fields for training, he added.
The stadiums comprise Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Jakarta), Si Jalak Harupat Stadium (Bandung, West Java province), Manahan Stadium (Solo, Central Java province), and Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium (Surabaya, East Java province).
The other venues include Gelora Sriwijaya Jakabaring Stadium (Palembang, South Sumatra province) and Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium (Gianyar, Bali province).
"(The revitalization of) the main venue is being closely monitored, both regarding the grass (on the pitch), locker room, and grandstands - everything is checked one by one by FIFA. This (the preparation) is directly supervised by FIFA. Hopefully, it will go well according to plan," Minister Zainudin Amali remarked.