PSSI Agendakan Trial, Three Countries Predicted
PSSI will hold a test match for the U-23 national team and senior national team in November. The test match is planned to be held twice on November 18 and 25 at Mukti Cikarang Wakawa Stadium, Bekasi District.
This trial schedule is deliberately held outside the FIFA Match Day span from November 6 to 14, to allow players and clubs to complete the League 1 competition which ends on November 12, 2017. Currently the title race and club competition avoids the relegation zone still very tight.
At the top of the standings, the competition involves at least five teams namely Bhayangkara FC, Bali United, PSM Makassar, Persipura Jayapura, and Madura United. While in the zone of competition degradation involving four clubs namely Persiba Balikpapan, Semen Padang, Perseru Serui and PS TNI.
“We want to give players and clubs a chance to finish the league well. Because of that FIFA international friendly match we set the date of 18 and 25 November, “said Secretary General PSSI Queen Tisha Destria.
For candidates against U-23 national team, Tisha said that currently being explored national team U-23 Syria and Jordan. As for the opponent’s senior national team opponent that is prepared Guyana whose match was held November 25, 2017.
“The U-23 national team test is part of the early stages of team building and preparation for the 2018 Asian Games,” Tisha explained.
For U-23 national team, this trial is the first in 2017. Before following the Asian Games, in February 2018 U-23 national team is also scheduled to take the test of the Asian Games event first.
Jordan and Syria are strong teams in the West Asian region. The two teams also qualify for the 2018 U-23 Asian Cup finals in China in January 2018. It is hoped that through this test of national team coach Luis Milla has an idea for the team building process.
As for Indonesia Senior National Team is the sixth trial in 2017. Previously Garuda squad has been against Myanmar, twice against Cambodia, Puerto Rico, Fiji, Cambodia.
Guyana itself is on the north coast of South America. They are currently ranked 165th in FIFA ranking aka the same as Indonesia’s position.