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Indonesia prepares for the naturalization of ... 8 footballers to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Indonesia prepares for the naturalization of ... 8 footballers to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

In order to overcoming Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia, Indonesia does something unprecedented in Southeast Asian football history.

With the ambition to defeat Vietnam & Thailand, and overcome the qualifying round of 2022 FIFA  World Cup, Indonesian football decided to do something unprecedented in the history of football in this country.

Despite the huge investment in recent years, but Indonesia football has not made any significant progress in the past, and proved to be close to the top regional teams such as Vietnam and Thailand in both AFF Cup and SEA Games awards.

In the second qualifying round of 2022 FIFA World Cup, Indonesia fell into Group G, the table with Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and the UAE, a fairly heavy table for teams of thousands of islands.

Indonesia prepares for the naturalization of ... 8 footballers to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

In order to achieve the goal of defeating Vietnam and its heavy rivals in Group D, thereby reaching the third FIFA World Cup qualifier, the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) has made an unprecedented large naturalization plan.

Specifically, this team will be naturalized for 8 players with 2 colors of Indonesia and the Netherlands to serve them for international tournaments.

8 players are about to be naturalized by the Indondesia Football Federation

1. Vinnie Vermeer (24-year-old midfielder, coming from PSV, is playing in the US 2nd tier.

2. Christian Gooijer (15-year-old midfielder, playing for Ajax youth team).

3.Thom Haye (24-year-old midfielder, who played for the Netherlands U21, is currently playing for Lecce).

4. Navarone Foor (27-year-old midfielder, who played Netherlands U21, played nearly 200 games in the Dutch league).

5. Benjamin van Leer (27-year-old goalkeeper, 1m87 tall, Ajax FC)

6. Joey Pelupessy (26-year-old defensive midfielder, currently playing Sheffield Wednesday).

7. Sandy Walsh (24-year-old wing defender, former Dutch U20 player, is playing for Zulte Waregem in the Belgian league).

8. Jordy Tutuarima (26-year-old wing defender, playing for De Graafschap).

Indonesia's approach is considered quite similar to the Chinese Football Federation. Recently, in order to implement the ambition to win tickets to the World Cup, coach Marcelo Lippi has taken a naturalization of 4 quality European players for football in the national billion people, causing many Chinese football fans to be surprised.

The four players are Norwegian-born John Hou Saeter, a 21-year-old midfielder (playing for Beijing Guoan, a Norwegian father, Chinese mother), whose name is Hou Yongyong.

Indonesia prepares for the naturalization of ... 8 footballers to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

The second naturalized Chinese player is Nico Yennaris, (British-born, grown up from the Arsenal training academy) whose new Chinese name is Li Ke.

The other two national natural players are Tyias Browning, an English-born defender, who grew up from Everton's training academy, currently playing for Guangzhou Evergrande. Finally, Pedro Delgado, the Portuguese player, used to play for Inter Milan.

Not stopping there, according to the Chinese press, in the coming time, Coach Lippi will continue to bring in some quality players, with the ambition to win tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and not left behind compared to continental football.