Jakarta, December 24, 2023, The Europe Today: Erick Thohir, the Chairperson of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), conveyed Indonesia’s noteworthy progress in reshaping its football landscape during the FIFA Football Summit 2023 held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 21.
In a statement released by the PSSI in Jakarta on Saturday (December 23), Thohir, alongside his deputy Zainuddin Amali, highlighted the nation’s achievements in hosting the U-17 FIFA World Cup 2023. Utilizing his platform at the summit, Thohir shared insights into Indonesia’s football transformation journey, underscoring the country’s commitment to advancing the sport and its successful endeavors on the global stage.
Expressing gratitude, Erick Thohir, the Chairperson of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), acknowledged the providence of an opportunity to participate in the FIFA Football Summit 2023 held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In a statement released from the PSSI in Jakarta, Thohir detailed his contribution to the summit, where he elucidated Indonesia’s strategic initiatives in transforming its football landscape and celebrated the nation’s triumph in hosting the U-17 World Cup.
Stressing the significance of PSSI’s representation in international forums, Thohir highlighted how these engagements serve as crucial platforms for exchanging perspectives on football management and addressing challenges, fostering progress and collaboration within the global football community.
Underlining the pivotal role of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) in international forums, Chairperson Erick Thohir emphasized the significance of active participation in elevating Indonesian football. Reflecting on his engagement with leaders of football associations renowned for their success in managing top-tier national teams and quality leagues, Thohir acknowledged the invaluable insights gained through these exchanges.
He expressed optimism about the potential for strengthening collaboration among relevant stakeholders, foreseeing a trajectory where Indonesia’s national football attains greater competitiveness on the international stage. Thohir’s remarks underscored the strategic importance of fostering alliances and drawing inspiration from successful football models to propel Indonesia’s football landscape towards higher levels of excellence.
The FIFA Football Summit witnessed the active participation of all 211 member countries of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), converging to hear key statements from FIFA President Gianni Infantino and other prominent figures regarding the ongoing and prospective football development initiatives of the federation.
In his inaugural address, President Infantino underscored the summit’s significance as a precious occasion for international football stakeholders to convene, fostering unity. Emphasizing football as a powerful instrument for global cohesion, he affirmed FIFA’s dedicated efforts to cultivate the sport as a universally inclusive entity, ensuring its enjoyment by every nation worldwide. Infantino’s remarks set the tone for collaborative discussions aimed at shaping the future trajectory of football development on a global scale.