Erick Thohir, President of Indonesia Football Association(PSSI) revealed Fédération Internationale de football association(FIFA) just give ‘Yellow card’ to Indonesia after canceled the host of FIFA U20 World Cup 2023.
FIFA decided canceled host of the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 after PSSI postponed the draw event on 31 March 2023 at Bali due to an Anti-Israel protest.
“I can only say, Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah SWT and the prayers of all Indonesian people, especially football fans, Indonesia can avoid the severe sanctions of exclusion from world football. In other words, Indonesia only gets a yellow card, not a red card,” President PSSI said.
“After I conveyed President Jokowi’s message, and explained our football blueprint, FIFA only gave administrative sanctions in the form of freezing FIFA Forward funds for PSSI’s operational needs. This will be reviewed again after FIFA studies the big strategy for developing Indonesian football,”
“I tried my best when I met with FIFA. With this sanction, we are still continuing the football transformation program with FIFA. With this sanction, we are not given a red card, but a yellow card so we can play and compete in the SEA Games at the end of this month,”
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