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Indonesia vs Malaysia preview: Syahmi Safari is ready to compete for the major position

Indonesia vs Malaysia preview: Syahmi Safari is ready to compete for the major position

Let us come to player Syahmi Safari's preview about the big clash between Indonesia vs Malaysia in group G or 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier - Asian region.

Indonesia vs Malaysia match information:

Time: 20:30 (GMT+8) on September 5th

Venue: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia

Competition: Group G of FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier

Defender Syahmi Safari said he is not afraid of fair competition with naturalized player Matthew Davies for the official position in the Malaysian team.

Being the number one choice for the Malaysian team at the AFF Cup 2018, Syahmi Safari suffered a persistent injury over the past time and the rise of defender Matthew Davies made his position seriously threatened in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier.

However, after fully recovering, the defender who was born in 1998 confirmed that he would compete fairly with the man for the official capacity of coach Tan Cheng Hoe.

"There will be fair competition between me and Matthew. He played in the first 2 matches of the first qualifier against Timor Leste, the games that I was absent due to injury", The Star quoted 21 years old defender.

"Of course, Matthew Davies is more experienced, and this will be the advantage of this player. However, I am completely healthy and ready to play if given the opportunity by coach Tan Cheng Hoe", the player said.

At the AFF Cup 2018, Safari is the first choice in the right corridor of coach Tan Cheng Hoe. He played great and contributed greatly in the journey to the final of the Malaysian team.

Indonesia vs Malaysia preview: Syahmi Safari is ready to compete for the major position

After that tournament, the minor injury caused the defender to miss the opportunity to play in the national team shirt and let the opportunity fall into Matthew's hands.

Not only did he play well in Malaysia in two matches with Timor Leste, the defender born in Australia also showed a consistent performance in the club shirt when he played 30 matches and had 3 goals for Pahang at M.League season. this. Therefore, the coming competition in Malaysia promises to be fierce.

As expected, Tan Cheng Hoe's team will have a training match with the Jordan team on August 30 before closing the list to depart for Indonesia to prepare for the first match with the football team of thousands of islands on September 5th.

5 days later, "Harimau Malaya" will be back home to welcome the UAE, the most evaluated team in Group G, the second qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Asia.