Indonesia Fined RM188,700 For Attacking Malaysian Fans At FIFA Qualifiers

Chaos broke out after Harimau Malaya's 3-2 victory against Indonesia.

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Indonesia's national soccer association has been slapped with a fine following last month's crowd chaos during the World Cup 2020 qualifier against Malaysia

The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) was slapped with a USD45,000 (RM188,700) fine by FIFA.

The organisation made the announcement on Wednesday, 9 October, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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"PSSI respects the legal process and FIFA's decisions," the association's secretary-general Ratu Tisha Destria said in the statement on Wednesday

He also added that changes are being made so that violence "will not happen in the future".

Next week's Indonesian match against Vietnam has been moved from Jakarta to Bali to avoid any similar crowd incidents.

On 5 September, Malaysian football fans were attacked with metal objects, water bottles, smoke bombs, and flares following Harimau Malaya's 3-2 victory against Indonesia

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A Harimau Malaya supporter told CNN Indonesia that three people were injured, and one person broke his arm when he slipped and fell during the scuffle.

In addition, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq was trapped at the stadium alongside other fans for about two hours and was forced to evacuate when violence broke out.

The Minister previously announced that Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) would file a formal complaint to FIFA.

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