JAKARTA (13 Oct 2011) – The FA of Indonesia (PSSI) have confirmed that the date of the men’s football event at this year’s SEA Games 2011 has been re-scheduled to 3 November 2011 and will be played out only in Jakarta.
This was stated in a letter which was faxed to Joko Pramono, the first deputy of the INASOC (Indonesia SEA Games Organising Committee) byPSSI and which was signed by secretary general of the PSSI, Tri Goestoro.
Even though the 26th edition of the SEA Games only officially begins on 11 November 2011, men’s football always start earlier than any other sports.
Initially, the kick off date was supposed to be 7 November 2011 in Palembang and Jakarta.
But with the expected closure of the Jakabaring Stadium in Palembang on 7 November 2011 for the opening ceremony, the change in date and venue is unavoidable.
The official draw for the event will be held on 18 November 2011 at a yet to be announced venue.