Indonesia ordered to host Iraq behind closed doors and Thailand at neutral venue

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AFF U19 Cup - Final: Indonesia v Vietnam

AFC have ordered to play their joint qualifiers of World Cup 2018 and Asian Cup 2019 with on June 16 behind closed doors after the hosts were punished by the actions of fans.

The decision serves as a punishment for the spectator conduct during the 2016 Asian Cup U-23 preliminary round against Timor Leste and South Korea.

In addition, the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) has also been fined 20,000 USD for the incidents and to play the second fixture against on October 8 at neutral venue.

“The Disciplinary Committee found PSSI to have breached Article 76 and 24 of the AFC Disciplinary Code in two ocassions,” read a statement from AFC.

Indonesia were drawn into Group F along with Iraq, Thailand, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei, which will be their opponent for the opening campaign on June 11.

Is it a fair punishment for Indonesia?

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