Report: Indonesia football to lose funding


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Local media says the Indonesian government plans to strip funding for its national football association after a series of scandals -- including a 10-0 loss to Bahrain that led to an investigation into the "unusual outcome."

The loss to Bahrain in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match was the biggest in the national team's history, and much of the blame fell on the association, which has been in turmoil for years.

Without a cash injection, it will likely descend further into crisis.

Andi Mallarangeng, the minister of youth and sports, told the the Jakarta Globe newspaper that "we have no choice since it looks like the (association's) infighting won't be ending anytime soon."