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Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match

Indonesian police said they were investigating over a dozen officers responsible for firing tear gas that set off a crush that killed 125 people at a soccer match, as families and friends grieved Monday for the victims that included 17 children.

Police officers fire tear gas during a soccer match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, on Oct. 1, 2022. (Yudha Prabowo / AP)

Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Gaining the right to host next year's Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia's soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people.

Supporters of soccer club Arema FC outside the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, on Oct. 3, 2022. (Achmad Ibrahim / AP)

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