FIFA to visit Indonesia for investigation: Minister

FIFA to visit Indonesia for investigation: Minister
Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi.
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Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi said on Friday that world football governing body FIFA would send a team to investigate the condition of Indonesian football in October.

"Soon FIFA will deploy an investigation team together with the government and after that we can make a decision," he said, as quoted by kompas.com.

Imam added that Indonesia would take advantage of FIFA's visit to support the development of Indonesian football.

"We will explain everything to FIFA," he said.

Indonesia was hit by a FIFA ban following the government's decision to suspend the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI).

The government decided to suspend the PSSI earlier this year after the organisation refused to act on the ministry's recommendations, made through the Indonesian Professional Sports Body (BOPI), on clubs' eligibility for the Indonesian Super League (ISL).

The absence of the PSSI led to FIFA's decision to ban Indonesia from entering any international football competitions.

Imam said he hoped FIFA's visit would bring an end to the country's football crisis.

 

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