Thursday, 17 October 2019

PSSI is Fined Rp643mn for Violence during World Cup Qualifier

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has fined the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) an amount of 45,000 franc swiss (chf) or Rp643 million over violence act from supporters during the 2022 World Cup's qualifier between Indonesia and Malaysia at Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta recently.

    The PSSI accepted the sanction, the association said on its official website on Tuesday.

    "The PSSI respects the legal process and decision taken by FIFA. We will soon meet our obligation and conduct evaluation to prevent similar incident from recurrence," said PSSI Secretary General Ratu Tisha Destria.

    The association expressed hope all stakeholders to synergize to realize positive values in the football.

    A few Indonesian supporters threw bottles and smoke bombs during the second round of the first home-away match between Indonesia and Malaysia of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification. Following the incident, the game was stopped for 10 minutes.

    ANTARA