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Indonesia’s suspension from international soccer for government interference in the country’s soccer federation has ended after almost a year, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday.

However, the FIFA Congress confirmed the existing suspensions for Kuwait and Benin over government interference in their soccer associations.

Infantino told delegates the decision on Indonesia, one of Asia’s biggest soccer markets, was taken by the FIFA Council after the government agreed to lift a decree considered to constitute unacceptable interference in the soccer federation.

FIFA stepped in to ban the country in June after a long-running row between the government and the local soccer association (PSSI) over which teams should be entered into the top flight domestic league.

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