Indonesia is set to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Following the inspection to the I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar on Friday (7/8/2020), representative from the Football Association of Indonesia went to review the other four supporting fields on Saturday (8/8/2020).
The four supporting fields are Ngurah Rai Stadium, Kompyang Sujana Field (Denpasar), Tri Cakti Legian Field and Samudra Kuta Field (Badung).
The meeting is attended by representative from KONI Bali, Maryoto Subekti. Through the visit from Football Association of Indonesia it is known that the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held next year on May-June.
The fields should be cleared and should not be used by public, mainly ahead of the World Cup. Disciplinary Committee of Football Association of Indonesia, Albin Laurent said, basically the supporting fields should fulfil five criteria; safety, the grass, lighting, locker room, as well as irrigation and drainage. “We need four supporting fields, to be functioned for the players to have practice,” said Laurent.
What needs to be noticed, is the distance between airport to hotel and hotel to the field, maximum expected time is 1 hour. “Even, the FIFA is expecting the distance will take less than an hour,” said Laurent.