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Stadium Tragedy Exposes Indonesia’s Troubled Soccer History

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Indonesia is one of the most dangerous countries in which to attend a game. 78 people have died in game-related incidents over the past 28 years. Indonesia was the first Asian team ever to play at a World Cup in 1938. It has never returned to the global stage because of years of corruption, violence and mismanagement.
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Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Soccer fans have accused security officials of being heavy-handed in the past and on the weekend, with witnesses describing officers beating them with sticks and shields before shooting tear gas canisters directly into the crowds. In 2016, police were accused of killing 16-year-old supporter Muhammad Fahreza at a game between Persija and Persela Lamongan, resulting in mass demonstrations demanding an end to police brutality.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Indonesia Football Disaster: Police Chief, 9 Officers Removed

As anger mounted against police, Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud MD announced a task force had been formed to investigate and called for those responsible to be punished

2 months ago·India
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Indonesia police chief, others removed over deadly soccer stadium crush

An Indonesian police chief and nine elite officers were removed from their posts Monday and 18 others were being investigated for responsibility in the firing of tear gas inside a soccer stadium that set off a stampede, killing at least 125 people, officials said.

2 months ago·Canada
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Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Gaining the right to host next year's Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia's soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Indonesia police chief, others removed over football stadium stampede disaster

Most of the deaths occurred when riot police, trying to stop the violence, fired tear gas, including in the stands, triggering a disastrous stampede

2 months ago·India
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32 Children Died In Indonesia Stadium Disaster, Police Chief Sacked

The police force sacked its local chief in Malang within hours of the minister's speech

2 months ago·New Delhi, India
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