JAKARTADAILY.ID - PSSI Chairman Erick Thohir announced that FIFA would be conducting inspections on the stadiums that will be used for the U-20 World Cup in 15 days' time. The chairman said he will be putting all hands on deck to ensure the inspections go smoothly.
If the FIFA inspection team finds that requirements have not been met, they can cross out the stadium.
On that basis, Erick emphasized, his party would inspect all the prepared stadiums.
PSSI will go directly to examine every detail of the lack of facilities.
According to him, all parties must go directly because FIFA's assessment time is only 15 days later.
"We are representatives from the LOC, FIFA representatives, the central government, and regional governments to come down together to check for deficiencies individually. So that later on the 21st, which is only 15 days away, no one will regret continuing to blame PSSI for being incompetent," he said.
This was conveyed by Erick after holding an operational, security, and safety preparation meeting for the U-20 World Cup, Monday, March 6, 2023.
During the meeting, FIFA gave information about the possibility of reducing the stadium for matches.
"What surprised me is that FIFA will drop from six match locations to four stadiums if it is deemed inappropriate. And the training field can also be reduced. We certainly don't want this," said Erick.