14 Dec '11, 1pm

Football: Indonesia fines breakaway clubs: Indonesia's football association has fined eight clubs for joining a

Football: Indonesia fines breakaway clubs: Indonesia's football association has fined eight clubs for joining a

JAKARTA - Indonesia’s football association has fined eight clubs for joining a rebel league, an official said Wednesday, in a row that has seen the country’s top club expelled from international competition. Indonesian football was plunged into chaos last month by the breakaway of 18 clubs from the official top-tier Liga Prima, accredited by the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), to revive the rival Liga Super. International football body FIFA has already intervened in Indonesia once this year, forcing the PSSI to elect a new leadership following chronic infighting. The PSSI’s diciplinary committee chief Catur Agus Saptono said Persib Bandung, who have played in the new competition, were fined one billion rupiah ($144,000) while seven other defectors were given 500 million rupiah penalties. “Persib Bandung played in our competition and received revenue-sharing benefit...

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