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Indonesia vs Thailand head to head & preview: 11 unsuccessful years of Thai at Bung Karno continues?

Indonesia vs Thailand head to head & preview: 11 unsuccessful years of Thai at Bung Karno continues?

Thai media commented coach "Akira Nishino's honeymoon" could end if War Elephants do not win 3 points against Indonesia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on September 10th.

Indonesia vs Thailand match information

Time: 20:30 (GMT+8) on September 10th

Venue: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia

Competition: Group G of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

"Mr. Akira Nishino is starting to realize that leading Thailand is a real challenge", Bangkok Post kicked off its digital commentary on September 8th. This sheet analyzes a 0-0 draw against Vietnam 3 days ago, causing the Japanese strategist to stand in the middle of the emotional opposition.

Many Thai fans have praised coach Nishino for helping "War Elephants" improve the image of the game compared to before. However, some other views are skeptical about the "no real striker" strategy on the pitch of the former captain of Japan.

Before Mr. Nishino was appointed Thailand coach, the national team was in very bad shape. That made the fans bored. Therefore, only victory will lift the faith among Thai fans. However, the failure to defeat Vietnam made the pressure continue to weigh on coach Nishino.

Bangkok Post said that Thailand now must win "Tim Garuda", the nickname of Indonesia, by all means. A victory will help "War Elephants" to raise hopes of competing with the UAE or Vietnam for the capacity to advance to the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Asia.

However, defeating Indonesia on the opponent's field is not an easy task. Before the ball rolled, the Thai team lost their troops when midfielder Thitipan Puangchan was injured. The historic voice is not on the side of Nishino's team when they have been unable to win Indonesia at Bung Karno for 11 years.

Answering to Siam Sport, Thailand's best star Chanathip Songkrasin was afraid of Indonesia. He said: "This will be a very difficult game. We have to know how to adjust the tempo of competition before each other. The disadvantage of Thailand is that there is not much time to get used to the new style".

At the end of the first series of Group G qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Thailand had 1 point, whereas Indonesia has no points after losing 2-3 against Malaysia on September 5th.