Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The U-17 Indonesian National Team under the care of Bima Sakti will undergo a series of training and trial matches before facing the rigors of the U-17 FIFA World Cup competition which will take place from 10 November to 2 December in Indonesia.
Most recently, Arkhan Kaka and friends will face South Korea in a trial match against the U-17 South Korean national team. Coach Bima Sakti himself has just completed player selection in 12 cities and got five players who are expected to strengthen the team.
“This is a good match for us, to measure again our quality and our level to get there,” said coach Bima Sakti, quoted from the official PSSI website, Wednesday (30/8/2023).
Also in that match, Bima will rotate 31 national team players to see the quality of the players. Players’ understanding of the coaching that has been implemented will be tested individually and collectively for its development.
Apart from that, the reason Bima will do a large rotation in the trial match is also so that there is no dependence on players in Indonesia U-17.
“So for tomorrow’s match we have also discussed with Frank [Wormuth]”With the coaching team, we don’t just want to win or results,” he explained.
However, on the one hand, a player from the Sao Paulo (Brazil) club, Welber Halim Jardim, who plays as a right-back, will be absent to defend the U-17 Indonesian national team against South Korea.
This match itself is one of the readiness tests for the U-17 National Team before leaving for Germany to conduct a training camp ahead of the 2023 U-17 World Cup.
Previously, Indonesia U-17 had conducted two international trials in Bali against Barcelona Juvenil A from Spain and Kashima Antlers U-18 from Japan. Unfortunately, the Garuda team had to lose in these two matches, each with a score of 0-3 against Juvenil A and 2-3 against Kashima Antlers.
Schedule for the U-17 Indonesian National Team vs South Korea:
Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, West Java, Wednesday (30/8) at 19.00 WIB
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