Having international standard match facilities, become a provision for South Sumatera that expressed its readiness to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Aside form that, that province also had experience in hosting various international sports championships. This was stated by South Sumatera Governor Herman Deru stated in Palembang, on Wednesday.
“The Government of South Sumatera was committed and ready to host FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2021,” Herman said.
To achieve that, South Sumatera also prepared to synergize with the central government. This to be done for allocation of funds to comply with the required standards set by Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
The governor claimed his side could complete the infrastructure in one or two months.
As for an agreement that had signed as a host with PSSI at Griya Agung was proof of South Sumatera in commitment to realize that.
Meanwhile, the chairman of PSSI Mochamad Iriawan visited South Sumatera to check the facility owned by its city as a host candidate, including the whole sporting area in Jakabaring Palembang, five more support stadiums, accommodation, medical, hotel stadium. If there was any shortcomings needed, PSSI would do follow up to fix it.
As is known, there were 11 regions and there would be six chosen to host the U-20 World Cup.