KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said today they are awaiting the report of the fan incident which happened during an Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-19 match between Malaysia and Indonesia on Thursday
AFC secretary general Datuk Windsor Paul said any action to be taken, is based on the report once AFF have acted on the issue.
"AFF have their own tournament committee for the competition, so we have to wait for the report," said Windsor today.
"We are also waiting to see what action will the AFF take based on the tournament rules. Once we receive the report, we will conduct an investigation if necessary."
The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) were fined US$15,000 (RM60,585) for fan violence in 2013.
The national under-19 squad were attacked by disgruntled Indonesian fans following their 3-2 win over Indonesia on penalties on Thursday. The match was tied 1-1 at the end of extra time.
A video of the incident, recorded by national coach Bojan Hodak, showed Malaysian players and officials fleeing into a tunnel to avoid being hit by bottles and rocks thrown by the fans.
Meanwhile, AFF secretary general Datuk Seri Azzuddin Ahmad said the tournament's local organising committee (LOC) have guaranteed the national squad's safety in Indonesia.
"LOC have assured that they will increase security for as long as Malaysia are competing in the country. This is their responsibility and they will try to prevent such incidents from happening again.”