Tag: Indonesia


Indonesia gets FIFA axe on hosting soccer show

Indonesia loses hosting rights for FIFA U-20 WC 2023

Following the meeting between the FIFA President Gianni Infantino and President of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) Erick Thohir on March 29th, the FIFA has decided, due to the current circumstances (read the Bali Governor refusing to host the Israeli team), to remove Indonesia as the... » Read more


Indonesia stadium crush verdict draw flak

Indonesian police man jailed over stadium disaster

An Indonesian court jailed a policeman for 18 months recently over negligence that contributed to one of the worst stadium disasters in the history of football, but the victims’ families voiced despair as two other officers walked free. ‘news24’ stated that several relatives of those killed... » Read more


FIFA strong ‘pitch’ against GBK concerts

Indonesian authorities allow concerts despite FIFA will

FIFA has registered concerns about the state of the pitch in Jakarta’s (Indonesia) Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (GBK) ahead of upcoming concerts by BLACKPINK (South Korean girl group) and the Indonesian singer and songwriter Raisa. ‘NME’ stated that FIFA had previously refused a request to... » Read more


Indonesia stadium crush trial begins

Indonesian stadium disaster goes to trial

Five Indonesian men charged with negligence leading to one of the worst stadium disasters in football history appeared in court by video link on January 16th as their trial began. ‘FRANCE 24’ stated that the stampede in October last year in the East Java City of Malang (Indonesia) – which... » Read more


Indonesia venue to be rebuilt per FIFA norms

Indonesian stadium to be demolished after 130 died

The Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia where more than 130 people were killed in a crowd crush on October 1st will be torn down and rebuilt, the country’s President Joko Widodo has said. ‘The Guardian’ quoted Widodo as telling newsmen after meeting the FIFA President Gianni Infantino recently,... » Read more


Indonesia stadium soccer stampede claims 125

People died in stadium in Indonesia

A stampede at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia has killed 125 people and injured more than 320 after police used tear gas to quell a pitch invasion, authorities said on October 2nd, in one of the world’s worst stadium disasters. Violence broke out after the game ended on the evening of October... » Read more


FIFA Indonesia spectacle dates announced

FIFA concludes stadium inspection in Indonesia

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee from the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023™ concluded an inspection visit in Indonesia, marking an important step forward in preparations for the tournament. According to the latest FIFA media release, the FIFA U-20... » Read more