Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all getting ready for the big match Vs Bayern this weekend. I’ll be on vacation in New York City but I plan on watching it somewhere out there.
Apart from my travel plans, other soccer need hit the Twitter feeds today.
Indonesia Lose the World Cup
FIFA has pulled the U20 World Cup from Indonesia.— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) March 29, 2023
The tournament is still set to run May 20-June 11 and FIFA will announce a new host "as soon as possible".
The United States are qualified for the premier youth int'l tournament.
The U20 World Cup will have a new home! Indonesia, the country planning on hosting this summer’s tournament, had their hosting rights pulled following the governor of Bali’s attempts to ban Israel from competing. Now, Fifa will scour for new hosts and it’s highly reported that Argentina will be the next site. Several Dortmund players in both the first team and youth teams will likely feature in the tournament.
More Nagelsmann Rumors
De Ligt on Nagelsmann: “I didn't see it coming, I was surprised. We are second in the league, in the quarter-finals of the German cup and in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. There's still everything to play for”, told @NOS #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 29, 2023
“I’ve sent him a message”. pic.twitter.com/nEkda9twO4
Apparently, several Bayern Munich players were surprised to see Nagelsmann removed as head coach. De Ligt, who has been one of Bayern’s best players this season, has come out and given his support for Nagelsmann. Obviously, his answer was very political and he just wished his old coach the best. Still, it may be beneficial for Dortmund if Bayern’s ‘new coach bounce’ was replaced by a ‘the new coach has to win us over before we’re fully committed plateau’. I’m still workshopping the title.
I won’t waste your time with links today. Instead, I highly recommend Sarah’s (wo)man around town articles that have and will be populating our feed this week. They’re a joy to read and they provide insight on not just the team, but what a match experience is actually like! Go check them out.
The Daily Buzz
Much like Julian Nagelsmann, I’m currently on vacation. What are your favorite travel destinations?
Also, for anyone who knows the NYC area: where is the best place to watch the game on Saturday?