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WORLD CUP DREAM NOW BEGIN!!! Coach Shin Tae Yong call up Rivaldo, Zico, Figo to Indonesia U19 team

WORLD CUP DREAM NOW BEGIN!!! Coach Shin Tae Yong call up Rivaldo, Zico, Figo to Indonesia U19 team

Coach Shin Tae Yong has closed the list of 28 Indonesia U19 players going to Thailand for training, starting a long-term plan towards the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup.

Recently, coach Shin Tae Yong and his assistant Gong Oh-kyun has closed the list of 28 Indonesian U19 players to go to Chiangmai (Thailand) to train from January 20th to February 1st.

These 28 players were called up by coach Shin Tae Yong and his colleagues after a five-day selection from January 13rd to January 17th at the Wibawa Mukti Stadium in Cikarang.

Among the 28 faces selected, notably there are strikers Sutan Zico (Persija), midfielder Braif Fatari (Persija), defender Rizky Ridho (Persebaya), goalkeeper Ernando Ari Sutaryadi (Persebaya). They are the prominent faces just having played for Indonesia U19 at the 2020 AFC U19 qualifying round in August and win the top of Group K.

In addition to the players who have participated in the 2020 AFC U19 qualifying round, coach Shin Tae Yong has added remarkable new faces to the Indonesian U19 squad such as midfielder Figo Sapta Fahrezi (Kalteng Putra), Rivaldo Lestaluhu (Tira Persikabo) or Irfan Jauhari (Bali United).

WORLD CUP DREAM NOW BEGIN!!! Coach Shin Tae Yong call up Rivaldo, Zico, Figo to Indonesia U19 team

Unfortunately, the 50-year-old tactician had to deselect Beckham Putra who played very well in the 2020 AFC U19 qualifying round due to an injury.

The Indonesia U19 team will have a training tour in Chiangmai (Thailand) from January 20th to February 1st and is expected to have a friendly match against the South Korea U19.

The squad list chosen by coach Shin Tae Yong is aimed to a long-term plan to prepare for the final of the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup held in Indonesia.

Previously, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) had appointed former Korean coach Shin Tae Yong to lead the national team, Indonesia U23 as well as U20 team. At times coach Shin Tae Yong is busy in the national team duties, assistant Gong Oh-kyun will temporarily take the lead in Indonesia U19 squad.