March 28, 2023

Gianni Infantino, President of the International Football Association FIFA, commented on the riots and violence that took place in the early morning match between Persibai Surabaya and Arim, which left 174 people dead and at least 180 injured.

“The football world is in shock after the tragic events that took place in Indonesia after the end of the match between Arima and Persibaya Surabaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium,” Gianni Infantino said in a statement posted on the official website of the International Federation of Football Associations. (FIFA).

“This is a black day for everyone associated with football, and an unfathomable tragedy. I express my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic incident,” the FIFA President added.

“All the thoughts of FIFA and the world football community are with the injured and injured, as well as with the people of Indonesia, the Asian Football Confederation, the Indonesian Football Association and the Indonesian League,” the FIFA President concluded.

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