FIFA President Appreciates Football Development in Indonesia

FIFA President Gianni Infantino appreciated the implementation of football development programs in Indonesia. Infantino also praised PSSI's presentation on the implementation of the FIFA Forward program which was then recommended to be an example for other FIFA member countries because they had run a unique and fundamental FIFA Forward program, focusing on coaches, players and referees.

"A good presentation, this is a remarkable achievement. Indonesian football has a clear vision. Most importantly, you run it and make progress. Keep the spirit, Indonesian football is managed by the right people. I hope you get the best, "Infantino said on the sidelines of the FIFA Executive Football Summits Forum which took place in Doha, Qatar.

In this forum, 50 countries from five confederations attended. Indonesia was represented by the Deputy General of PSSI, Joko Driyono and Secretary General of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria. This forum is the third edition held by FIFA since 2016.

The FIFA Executive Football Summits forum is a forum for members to discuss various strategies for developing football. This forum is intended to build an atmosphere of constructive cooperation among its members.

In this third edition, the main agenda discussed is the FIFA Forward 2.0 program, Women's Football and video assistant referees (VARs) technology. Indonesia has the opportunity to deliver a presentation on the FIFA Forward program which has been the main program of PSSI since 2017.

"In the FIFA Forward program, the PSSI has three focus areas, namely coaches, players and referees. "PSSI also gave birth to the Indonesian Football Philosophy (Filanesia) which is a sustainable football development program and is expected to become a curriculum in schools," said Ratu Tisha

Thanks to FIFA, which has given PSSI confidence to become one of the pilot federations, PSSI has focused on established milestones of 2024, 2034, 2045," Tisha added.

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