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Chaos erupts at World Cup qualifier at GBK, Malaysia to lodge complaint to FIFA

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 6, 2019   /  02:34 pm
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Indonesian supporters reportedly threw smoke bombs, bottles and metal objects at Malaysian supporters, causing one Malaysian supporter to be injured, during a 2022 World Cup qualification match between Indonesia and Malaysia at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Central Jakarta on Sept. 5.(kompas.com/Jalu Wisnu Wirajati)

Chaos erupted at the 2022 World Cup qualification match between Indonesia and Malaysia at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Stadium in Central Jakarta on Thursday as Indonesian soccer fans reportedly tried to attack Malaysian supporters during and after the match. Indonesia’s national team successfully took the lead in the first half through goals from Beto Goncalves in the 12thand 39thminutes. However, things turn sour after the guest team scored an equalizer in the second half.    Indonesian supporters started throwing smoke bombs, bottles and metal objects at Malaysian supporters, causing one Malaysian supporter to be injured. Indonesian fans also climbed tribune railings and tried to storm the Malaysian fans’ area, while others in the north tribune tried to invade the pitch. The referee was forced to halt the match in the 72nd minute when the scores wer...