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“Dark page in the history of football”: Infantino – about the tragedy in Indonesia


MOSCOW, Oct 2 Crowd at Malang stadium in Indonesia has become a black day for everyone involved in football, said the President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino. The tragedy occurred on Sunday after the match between football teams “Arema” and “Persebaya” (2:3). Fans of the losing club ran onto the field. The police fired tear gas at the fans, causing panic and stampede. At the moment, the Indonesian authorities have reported 174 dead.

"The football world is in a state of shock after the tragic incident that occurred in Indonesia at the end of the match between the clubs "Arema" and "Persebaia" at the "Kanjurukhan" stadium. This is a dark page for everyone involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic incident. Together with FIFA and the global football community, all our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, those who were injured, together with the people of Indonesia, the Asian Football Confederation, the Indonesian Football Association and the Indonesian Football League" p>Earlier, Secretary General of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) Yunus Nusi said at a press conference that FIFA had requested a report on the tragedy.

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