Indonesia accepts FIFA ban on national coach



JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia coach Aji Santoso has been banned for four games and fined by FIFA for accusing match officials of taking bribes during a 10-0 loss to Bahrain in World Cup qualifying.

The Indonesian Football Association said Wednesday it accepted the punishments from FIFA but didn’t rule out an appeal.

Santoso was red-carded by Lebanese referee Andre Al Haddad in the 75th minute of February’s match after suggesting Al Haddad had been bribed.

Along with the ban, Santoso was fined $6,530.