21 May '11, 7am

Football: Indonesia on brink of FIFA abyss

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) was on the brink of expulsion from FIFA on Saturday after the governing body called off a crucial leadership vote that had descended into bitter deadlock. Rancour between supporters of rivals for the post -- two of whom had been banned from the nominations -- brought the general congress to a standstill and left the national association mired in chaos. PSSI normalisation committee head Agum Gumelar, tasked by FIFA to contest the election after the world governing body took control of the league last month, closed the meeting after more than six hours of dispute. Ninety minutes into the congress, FIFA representative Thierry Regenass expressed frustration that delegates were still arguing over who should be on the list of candidates. "This is an extraordinary congress ... you cannot change the agenda of an extraordinary con...

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