Indonesia to report assault on supporters at WC qualifier to FIFA, AFC

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-22 21:57:53|Editor: Yurou
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JAKARTA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian football association will report the assault on the country's supporters by Malaysian football fans three days ago to the FIFA and AFC, hoping a sanction will be imposed on the Football Association of Malaysia, an official of the Indonesian association said on Friday.

The violent acts, including the stabbing of an Indonesian supporter, occurred during the Group G qualification match of the two countries' soccer teams for the 2022 World Cup that took place at the Bukit Jalil sport stadium of Malaysia.

Deputy chairman of the Indonesian Football Association Cucu Sumantri expressed his disappointment over the case.

Earlier, the Indonesian Youth and Sport Ministry said that it would sent a letter of protest to Malaysia over the assault, according to the ministry's secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto.

The incident happened days after the assault on Malaysian supporters during a match between the two countries's soccer teams in the Gelora Bung Karno sports stadium in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta on September 5.

Gatot Dewa Broto said Indonesia immediately responded to the case and former Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi apologized for the incident.

According to the Indonesian Youth and Sports Ministry, Malaysia also reported the Indonesian Football Association to FIFA after the incident on September 5, local media reported.