The first league match between the two teams in question, which took place about six months after the stampede at the Indonesian soccer field that killed 135 people last year, was played without spectators.
According to Reuters, Persebaya Surabaya defeated Arema FC 1-0 in the 28th round of the Indonesian professional football (BRI Liga 1) on the 11th (local time).
The two teams are based in Surabaya and Malang, respectively, but due to rental and safety issues, the match was held at the PTIK Stadium in Jakarta, the capital city, a neutral area. 온라인카지노
The stadium is owned by the local police department. The game was played without spectators, and entry was not permitted except for some reporters, club officials, and safety personnel.
Hundreds of police officers were deployed around the stadium, and tear gas equipment, which was blamed for escalating the disaster six months ago, was also seen, Reuters reported.
Originally, the match was scheduled to take place at the beginning of last month, but the hostile feelings between the fans of both teams did not subside and the police decided that there were safety concerns and postponed it.
On October 1 last year, the worst tragedy in Indonesian football history took place in a match between the two teams held at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang Regency, East Java.
Excited crowds rushed onto the pitch as the home team, Arema, lost 2-3.
Police used tear gas to stop it, and crowds of spectators trying to avoid it were tangled up in the exit and fell, resulting in the deaths of 135 people.
After the accident, the Indonesian government set up a joint fact-finding team, which concluded that tear gas caused many deaths.
Concerned about such an accident, the International Football Federation (FIFA) banned the use of tear gas in the field, but the police broke the rule.
Arema match organizer Abdul Haris, who was accused of negligence in this regard, was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison last month, and stadium security manager Suko Sutrisno was sentenced to 1 year in prison.
At the time, the on-site police commander and others were also indicted and awaiting sentencing.
Head coach Joko Susilo of Arema, who faced Persebaya for the first time in six months, confessed that some players who suffered trauma after the match could not play normally.
“I prepared tactics, but the mental part was the most difficult,” he said.
On this day, Persebaya won the victory by keeping the opening goal in the 34th minute of the second half. Arema was awarded a penalty in the second half of extra time, but missed the goal and failed to score.
Persebaya (14 wins, 7 draws, 12 losses, 49 points) was in 7th place, and Arema (12 wins, 6 draws, 15 losses, 42 points) was in 11th place.
Recently, a series of bad news has hit the Indonesian soccer world, such as the right to host the U-20 World Cup being revoked at the end of last month.
It was FIFA’s decision following political conflicts surrounding the tournament, with political and religious causes. In particular, the conflict with Israel has become a problem.
In Indonesia, public opinion was formed that the Israeli team, a finalist country that persecutes Palestine, the ‘Islamic brother state’, should be denied entry.