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Five Roma players without visas denied entry to Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JULY 24: AS Roma player players and staff during the AS Roma travel to Indonesia on July 24, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Luciano Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images)

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JULY 24: AS Roma player players and staff during the AS Roma travel to Indonesia on July 24, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Luciano Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images)

JAKARTA, Indonesia --

Indonesian authorities denied entry to five Roma players who arrived without visas.

Seydou Doumbia, Gervinho, Victor Ibarbo, Adem Ljajic, and Antonio Sanabria were not allowed to proceed with their teammates through customs on arrival on Friday at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

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The Immigration Department director for investigation and prosecution, Mirza Iskandar, confirmed it on Saturday.

The club arrived in Indonesia for the first time from Australia, where it took part in the International Champions Cup.

Club chief executive Italo Zanzi expressed disappointment over the incident.