TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – FIFA and PSSI (Football Association of Indonesia) inspected seven training fields for the U-17 World Cup 2023 in Solo and Karanganyar today Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
The team first inspected Blulukan Field in Colomadu District, Karanganyar Regency. Starting their examination at 08:00 a.m., FIFA and PSSI checked the grass and supporting facility in the field, as well as measure the width of the field. They also set out to inspect six fields in Solo City.
The Mayor of Surakarta, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, said that the representatives of FIFA and PSSI came to Solo to ensure the readiness of the main arena of Manahan Stadium to host the U-17 World Cup 2023 on November 2 to December 2, 2023.
Meanwhile, there are seven training fields prepared to host the U-17 World Cup teams. Gibran prepared three training fields, namely the Blulukan field in Karanganyar, UNS Stadium in Surakarta, and Kampung Sewu Field in Solo. Additionally, supporting fields previously prepared for the canceled U-20 World Cup will also be used as training fields for the U-17 World Cup, namely Banyuanyar Field, Sriwedari Stadium, Sriwaru Field, and Kotabarat Field.
The Head of the Youth and Sports Department in Surakarta Rini Kusumandari said that PSSI had submitted three more supporting fields for the event. “They are currently being inspected by FIFA and PSSI,” she said.
Vice President of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria, has previously said that FIFA focused on three main points in inspecting Indonesia’s preparation to host the world cup. “First is concerning the venue preparation, including the main venue and training fields,” said Tisha.
FIFA will also inspect the pitch management of the venue, specifically regarding the grass condition. The third point is the service for the competing teams, including accommodations.
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