More than 130 football fans were killed at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang this month
The stadium was the scene of one of football’s worst ever tragedies. © Dasril Roszandi / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Indonesia will demolish the stadium in Malang where at least 131 football fans were killed earlier this month when a stampede broke out after a match.
The Southeast Asian country’s president, Joko Widodo, announced the plans on Tuesday and said that the Kanjuruhan Stadium will be rebuilt according to FIFA-set safety standards.
Widodo revealed the news after meeting with the global football governing body’s president, Gianni Infantino.
With Indonesia set to host the 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, he agreed to form a task force with Infantino ahead of the event next year.