Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia on Formation of Indonesian Football Transformation Team, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, October 7, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 7 Oktober 2022
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Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

I have received a letter from FIFA, as the follow-up on the phone conversation between President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and me on October 3, 2022. Based on the letter, alhamdulillah Indonesian football is not going to be sanctioned by FIFA. FIFA and the Government will form an Indonesian football transformation team, and FIFA will have their representatives working in Indonesia during the process.

In addition, collaborative measures that will be taken by FIFA, AFC, and the Government of Indonesia are as follows:

First, establish stadium safety standards in all stadiums in Indonesia.

Second, formulate safety protocol and procedure standards enforced by the police based on international safety standards.

Third, hold disseminations and discussions with Indonesian football clubs, including supporters’ representatives to collect suggestions and inputs, as well as to achieve joint commitment.

Fourth, arrange match schedules by considering the potential risks.

Fifth, involve related experts.

The President of FIFA will pay a visit to Indonesia in October or November to have a discussion with the Government.

Thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

(AW/MUR)

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