Focus on Asia

Indonesian turmoil nears an end

December 11, 2012
By John Duerden
Visit the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta when 100,000 fans are in full voice and you are in footballing heaven. Yet head deep into the bowels of that Soviet-constructed arena into the stale air of quiet, winding corridors of the national federation, PSSI, with its walnut brown wallpaper and windowless offices and you are in the realm of one of the most chaotic associations in the world.

That passion, the blessing and curse of Indonesian football, that rolls ...

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