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FIFA considering sanctions against Indonesia after U-20 host removal



Soccer’s world governing body FIFA is considering sanctions against Indonesia after its hosting rights for the Under-20 World Cup were removed, the country’s football federation chief Erick Thohir said on Friday.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo had ordered the federation to transform the sport in the country in light of losing the hosting rights, Erick said.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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