It led to the death of more than 130 fans FIFA and Indonesia form a committee to prevent a repeat of the stampede disaster in stadiums

It led to the death of more than 130 fans FIFA and Indonesia form a committee to prevent a repeat of the stampede disaster in stadiums  Officials from the Indonesian and International Football Associations (FIFA) announced Thursday that they have agreed to form a joint committee to improve crowd control and safety measures after the stampede disaster inside the stadium in Indonesia's Java earlier this month.  The Indonesian authorities are under pressure to take quick steps in a comprehensive overhaul of safety standards after the death of more than 130 fans at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java on October 1, in one of the worst football disasters around the world.  Security experts said police tear gas canisters were fired inside the stadium, a measure banned by FIFA, causing the deadly stampede.  "We agreed to establish a working group or committee for the process of transforming football, to be formed by the government, along with FIFA and experts in football, security and stadiums," said Muhammad Eryawan, president of the Indonesian Football Association, after a meeting with FIFA officials.  He added that according to the plans, police procedures should comply with FIFA regulations.  The committee also includes members of the Asian Football Confederation, the police, the ministries of sports, home affairs, health and public works.   Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said earlier that FIFA had no plans to impose sanctions on his country after the incident, but the rare intervention from the world body comes as the Asian country prepares to host the U-20 World Cup next year.  FIFA President Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Indonesia on Tuesday and meet President Widodo.  Six people, including several officers and match organizers, face criminal charges after the stampede.

Officials from the Indonesian and International Football Associations (FIFA) announced Thursday that they have agreed to form a joint committee to improve crowd control and safety measures after the stampede disaster inside the stadium in Indonesia's Java earlier this month.

The Indonesian authorities are under pressure to take quick steps in a comprehensive overhaul of safety standards after the death of more than 130 fans at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java on October 1, in one of the worst football disasters around the world.

Security experts said police tear gas canisters were fired inside the stadium, a measure banned by FIFA, causing the deadly stampede.

"We agreed to establish a working group or committee for the process of transforming football, to be formed by the government, along with FIFA and experts in football, security and stadiums," said Muhammad Eryawan, president of the Indonesian Football Association, after a meeting with FIFA officials.

He added that according to the plans, police procedures should comply with FIFA regulations.

The committee also includes members of the Asian Football Confederation, the police, the ministries of sports, home affairs, health and public works.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said earlier that FIFA had no plans to impose sanctions on his country after the incident, but the rare intervention from the world body comes as the Asian country prepares to host the U-20 World Cup next year.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Indonesia on Tuesday and meet President Widodo.

Six people, including several officers and match organizers, face criminal charges after the stampede.
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