The Indonesian U-19 national football team (Timnas) arrived in South Korea (South Korea), Saturday (12/3), to undergo a training camp (TC) and a test match. One of the test matches will be against the South Korean U-19 national team on March 22.
A total of 32 young players were brought to South Korea to be prepared to appear at the U-20 World Cup in 2023 when Indonesia became the host.
PSSI General Chair Mochamad Iriawan advised all players to be serious, focus, and practice maximally. The opportunity to appear in the World Cup as the host is also expected along with optimal results.
“I thank the President, the Menpora financed the funds which were not small. What does that mean, only one public request, I, the President, are practicing seriously,” said Iriawan through PSSI’s statement.
“Not only good organizers but also good achievements. This football is special, meeting four times at the Palace,” added the man who is familiarly called Iwan Bule.
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The national team will be in South Korea until April 15. Nine test matches are scheduled in two cities, one in Yeongdeok and eight in Daegu.
The opponents they will face include the South Korean U-19 national team and several young teams from professional clubs such as Daegu, Pohang, and Kimcheon. In addition, university clubs will also be tested by the Indonesian national team.
National team assistant coach Choi In-cheol said the test schedule was prepared by coach Shin Tae-yong. The match against the South Korean U-19 team will be very important to galvanize the players.
“We will also play against university teams that have won. So it is a quality team, there are also professional teams that we will play against. This will be a good foundation for this team,” he said. (Dhk/OL-09)