FIFA won’t sanction Indonesia over fatal crush, Widodo says

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president stated the rustic is not going to face sanctions from football’s international governing frame after the firing of tear gasoline inside of a half-locked stadium led to a weigh down on the exits, killing 131 other folks, together with 17 kids.

Joko Widodo stated FIFA President Giani Infantino wrote in a letter to him about possible collaborations between Indonesia and FIFA and the rustic will stay the host of subsequent yr’s U-20 World Cup joined by way of 24 nations from 5 continents.

“Based on the letter, thank God, Indonesian football is not sanctioned by FIFA,” Widodo stated in a video posted at the presidential administrative center’s YouTube channel overdue Friday.

In its safety protocols, FIFA advises in opposition to using tear gasoline in or round stadiums and recommends go out gates be unlocked always all over a recreation. While the ones laws are thought to be a security usual, they don’t follow to home or nationwide leagues and FIFA has no authority over how native governments and police regulate crowds.

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