Men’s football may be rejected from SEA Games 2011

Published: 25/05/2011 05:00



After women’s football
was excluded from the Southeast Asian Games 2011 in Indonesia, men’s football
and futsal may be rejected from the region’s largest sports event.

The Secretary
General of the Indonesian Football Federation Joko Driyono has admitted that
FIFA may penalize the Indonesian football team by banning it from the qualifier
round of the World Cup 2014 and the SEA Games 2011.

As the host of SEA
Games 2011, it is possible that Indonesia
will reject men’s football and futsal from the games. Earlier, this country
excluded women’s football from the SEA Games 2011, reasoning that they are
unable to organize this category.

If men’s football
is rejected from SEA Games 2011, it will be bad news for Vietnam, because men’s football is a key sports
category of Vietnam.

“If the host of SEA
Games doesn’t want to organize men’s football or any sports, we have to
accept,” said Chairman of the Vietnam Football Federation, Nguyen Trong Hy.

Hy said that if
this happens, perhaps the ASEAN Football Federation will organize a separate
football tournament to compensate for this, like the case with women’s

FIFA will announce
the ban by May 30. The reason is that Indonesia did not submit the list
of candidates running for the Indonesian Football Federation’s Chair and Vice
Chair positions and organize its congress by May 21.

According to Hy,
there were up to 9 candidates for the Chairmanship and 26 for the Vice
Chairmanship, so the election was in chaos.


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