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Indonesia called 'reinforcements' from Europe to compete against Vietnam & Thailand

Indonesia called 'reinforcements' from Europe to compete against Vietnam & Thailand

In order to build the most powerful squad to compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the Indonesian Football Federation is planning to bring in Dutch players who are playing in Europe.

At the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (Asia), the Indonesian team is in the same Group G with the UAE and three 'neighbors' teams are Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. A fierce competition scenario among Southeast Asian representatives has been predicted by foreign experts in a difficult way for Indonesia.

Before having to compete for tickets to go on with a series of familiar opponents during the rush, the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) is trying to contact the players of Indonesian players who are playing in Europe for their jerseys. recruitment. Some notable names include Vinnie Vermeer (PSV), Tristan Gooijer (Ajax), Sandy Walsh (Zulte Waregem)...

If the plan succeeds, the Indonesian team will get quality 'reinforcements' from Europe, mostly from the Netherlands (due to historical characteristics). 'Garuda Eagle' has been banned by FIFA from playing matches outside Southeast Asia since 2015, which is the reason why the country's soccer fans are so eager to see the 'rebirth' of the football team.

The Indonesian football in previous years had a Dutch blood star named Irfan Bachdim. Irfan Bachdim scored 11 goals in 35 matches for the national team and got 2 goals against Vietnam national team at the AFF Cup. In the recent 2020 U23 AFC Championship Qualifier, Indonesia also brought to Vietnam the young Dutch player Erza Walian but the player was not played because of a suspected age fraud.