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Indonesia squad to 'revenge' Thailand: Only one naturalized player, first time for Nadeo Argawinata

Indonesia squad to 'revenge' Thailand: Only one naturalized player, first time for Nadeo Argawinata

Recently, coach Shin Tae Yong has announced the list of 34 Indonesian players who will join him in preparing for the match against Thailand in the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Recently, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has announced a list of 34 players who will be called up to focus to prepare for the upcoming 2022 World Cup Qualifier matches. It is known that as coach Shin Tae Yong did not have much information about the players, all the names summoned this time was recommended by his assistants.

Notably, the Korean strategist has given the opportunity to quite a lot of young players, as there are up to 12 players who have never played in Indonesia are called up this time. In particular, goalkeeper Nadeo Argawinata, who is dubbed "Indonesia Kepa" and played impressively at the SEA Games 30th also has a chance. Along with that are 4 players promoted from the Indonesia U20 team.

Indonesia squad to revenge Thailand: Only one naturalized player, first time for Nadeo Argawinata

Another special thing on this list is that coach Shin Tae Yong no longer relies too much on naturalized players like his predecessor. The Korean strategist only called one naturalized player at this time, who is striker Ilija Spasojevic, and ready to eliminate the veteran Beto Goncalves - who is 39 years old.

According to the initial plan, the Indonesia team gathered on February 9 in Jakarta. However, because some clubs are busy attending the AFC Cup & AFC Champions League, it was not until February 13rd, coach Shin Tae Yong had the first training session with his players.

According to the 2022 World Cup qualifying schedule, Indonesia will have a trip to Thailand on March 26th. This will also be the debut match of coach Shin Tae Yong as the head coach of Indonesia. Therefore, the Korean strategist is very determined to create a surprise in the upcoming match.

List of 34 Indonesian players preparing for the match against Thailand:

Goalkeepers: Andritany Ardhiyasa, Nadeo Argawinata, Muhammad Riyandi and Adi Satryo.

Defenders: Yanto Basna, Ricky Fajrin, Andy Setyo, Fachruddin, Alfreanda Dewangga, Hansamu Yama, Bagas Adi Nugroho, Asnawi Mangkualam, Putu Gede, Gavin Kwan, Firza Andika.

Midfielders: Rachmat Irianto, Teuku Ichsan, Bayu Pradana, Muhammad Tahir, Septian David, Sani Rizky, Rizky Pora, Hendro Siswanto, Stefano Lilipaly, Pratama Arhan, Irfan Bachdim, Febri Hariyadi, Rizky Eka, Saddil Ramdani, Osvaldo Haay.

Forwards: Muhammad Rafli, Ilija Spasojevic, Lerby Eliandri, Irfan Jauhari.