World Championships in 2023 to Budapest

The athletics federation (IAAF) has awarded the World Championships 2023 to Budapest. The Hungarian capital was the only candidate.

President Sebastian Coe said earlier that the IAAF would like to keep the World Cup in Budapest. On Tuesday, the organization was officially assigned prior to the athletics gala.

New stadium

The World Cup will be held in a new stadium that will host around 55,000 spectators. In 1966 and 1998 the European Championships took place in Budapest and in 1989 and 2004 the World Indoor Championships.

Next year the World Athletics Championships will take place in a refrigerated stadium in Qatar Doha. In 2021, the world titles are distributed in Eugene, Oregon in the United States.

No Cockpit fear at Van Bommel, Van Bronckhorst thinks of World Cup finals

The PSV'ers still slept badly on Wednesday from the narrow 2-1 defeat against FC Barcelona in the Champions League, but the button has been converted and the sights are on the top match against Feyenoord in De Kuip.

“We play a lot of matches, so you have to go through”, says PSV coach Mark van Bommel at the press conference. “It does not matter that we now meet Feyenoord.”

It is no problem for the coach that his team is playing a top match after a tough Champions League match. “After the last match against Barcelona we played against Ajax”, he refers to PSV's 3-0 win in September at the club from Amsterdam.

Cockpit fear

Van Bommel often played in De Kuip (“I always loved it”), but there is such a thing as 'Kuip-vrees'. The feeling that the immense stadium is crippling.

The trainer thinks his team should remain unperturbed. “Whether you're welcomed with flowers or throwing eggs to the bus, you just have to go for it.”