Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Asian Football Confederation (AFC), All Indonesia Football Association (PSSI), and the Indonesian government have agreed to form a task force to transform football following the Kanjuruhan tragedy.

"This task force will consist of experts in football, stadium security, safety, and so on," PSSI Chairperson Mochamad Iriawan informed here on Thursday.

Government institutions in the football transformation task force will include the Youth and Sports Ministry, the Home Affairs Ministry, the Health Ministry, the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry, and the National Police (Polri), he said.

The Youth and Sports Ministry will be in charge of handling sports issues at the task force, while the Public Works Ministry will take care of the nationwide audit of stadiums.

The Home Ministry will help coordinate with stadiums in Indonesia, which are mostly owned by local governments. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry will prepare standard health regulations for competitions.

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Furthermore, the National Police will synchronize its vision with FIFA in terms of security procedures at football matches.

"Polri will synchronize with FIFA. Next, there will be a follow-up meeting between Polri and FIFA regarding FIFA's rules," Iriawan revealed.

The name of the task force will be determined during a meeting between FIFA, AFC, and PSSI in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will be later reported to the Indonesian government.

In general, the task force will discuss an action plan and timeline for resolving issues related to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for stadium security and safety.

Earlier, the Indonesian government had outlined five steps for transforming national football: setting a safe stadium security standard; implementing international-based security basic protocol, educating and conducting discussions with football clubs in Indonesia, including representatives of supporters, to take suggestions and draw joint commitments; ensuring match scheduling considers the existing risks; and providing mentoring from related experts.

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