Indonesian Rival Football Associations Agree To Settle Two-Year Dispute, Merge
Indonesia's rival football associations "have agreed to resolve their nearly two-year-old dispute and find a way to merge" according to the AP. The deal was signed by the FIFA-sanctioned All-Indonesia FA and the "breakaway Indonesian Soccer Rescue Committee after meeting with Youth and Sports Minister Roy Suryo." Suryo said late Monday that "under the truce, the group will hold a meeting on March 17, three days before a deadline set by" FIFA (AP, 2/19). REUTERS reported the governing body has "long threatened Indonesia with punishments and bans if the row was not resolved but time and time again, deadlines have been extended" (REUTERS, 2/19).