FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023
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FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™

With the tournament due to take place in May and June 2023, appetites were whetted as the official mascot was revealed.

In September 2022, a Javanese rhinoceros called Bacuya™ was introduced to the world as the Official Mascot of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™, which will take place across six Host Cities between 20 May and 11 June 2023.

Children and fans of all ages were able to catch a glimpse of Bacuya when he was unveiled at Jakarta’s iconic Selamat Datang Monument, before embarking on a parade down Sudirman Street during the city’s car-free day.

The event was attended by FIFA’s Director of Tournaments, Jaime Yarza, the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, the President of the Football Association of Indonesia, Mochamad Iriawan, and Local Organising Committee Project Lead, Maaike Ira Puspita.

The 2023 tournament will be the 23rd edition of FIFA’s biennial men’s youth tournament – 23 nations will join hosts Indonesia, but reigning champions Ukraine will not be present to defend their title, after failing to qualify.