He Sub 20 world is underway in Argentina and the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in Mendoza It is one of the venues chosen by FIFA for this event.
However, in the last few, a decision by the organizers (without the rejection of either the government or the Ministry of Sports) sparked controversy, since They covered the symbols referring to the Islands that appeared in the stadium facilities.
Although FIFA found that the stadiums were named during the competition by the city they represent and not by their original names, It was striking that the symbols of the Malvinas Islands and the Argentine flag appeared covered on the electronic board, and in their place two World Cup posters were placed.
This action did not go unnoticed by the Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic in the Argentine Chancellery, william carmonawho denounced it through their social networks, and He reproached Governor Rodolfo Suárez for allowing it.
The national official said: “In the end it was not a ‘bolazo’, as the governor @rodysuarez said, what happened at the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium during the Under 20 Youth World Cup. And They not only covered our islands, they also did it with the Argentine flag”, he stated.
In turn, he added that “I never saw a satisfactory explanation what they negotiated and agreed with FIFA. They never consulted with the Foreign Ministry. What the electronic board shows says it all”.
In the absence of a satisfactory explanation Will there be at least one request for a public apology from the governor?Carmona wondered.
The Malvinas Islands returned to show themselves at the Stadium
This Wednesday, the governor of Mendoza, rodolfo suarez, possibly uncover the Argentine Flag and the map of the Falkland Islands after the controversy originated at the start of the Sub 20 World Cup, at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium.
The provincial president announced through his Twitter that the symbols that represent the great history of Argentina were uncovered. “They have already withdrawn the billboard that mentioned the championship and covered the map of the Malvinas Islands.”Suarez said.
And he added: “The inadvertent FIFA error was corrected. However, we emphasize that both the playing field plaques and the entrance to the Malvinas Argentinas museum were never covered.”
They have already removed the billboard that mentioned the championship and covered the map of the Malvinas Islands. The inadvertent FiFA error has been fixed. However, we highlight that both the playing field plaques and the entrance to the Malvinas Argentinas museum were never covered. pic.twitter.com/iXT6OOFUBX
— Rodolfo Suárez (@rodysuarez) May 24, 2023