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PSSI Exco Explains Reasons Against Tanzania in Test Match


NOBARTV.CO.ID Reasons for the trial against Tanzania, Exco PSSI Sumardji gave the reasons behind the planned trial against Indonesia vs Tanzania.

As is known, squad will meet Iraq and the Philippines in the match 2026 Asia zone second round group F. In these two matches, Ivar Jenner et al will act as hosts. They are scheduled to host their opponents at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK) Jakarta.

Before meeting these two teams, Indonesia is scheduled to play one trial match. The opponent they will face is Tanzania. Unlike the matches against Iraq and the Philippines, the duel against teams from Africa will be held at Madya Senayan Stadium. Through the trial against Tanzania, it is hoped that the Indonesian National Team's game will become more mature before playing these two important matches.

Yesterday, one of the PSSI Exco members and Chairman of the BTN (National Team Body) Sumardji gave his reasons for choosing Tanzania as a trial opponent. He said, this trial match was a special request from coach Shin Tae-yong. Shin wants his team to get one match before facing Iraq and the Philippines. However, Shin also did not make any special requests regarding his potential opponent.

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On that basis, PSSI took the initiative to find opponents for Marselino Ferdinan et al. Initially, PSSI's choices narrowed down to three teams, namely India, New Zealand and Tanzania. And from here, PSSI chose Tanzania as the opponent for the Indonesian National Team. This was based on time constraints and the Tanzanian Federation was the first to respond willingly to serve Pratama Arhan et al.

PSSI Exco Explains Reasons Against Tanzania in Test Match
Line-Up of Tanzanian players in a trial match some time ago (source: IG @tanfootball)

"Yes, we complied with Coach Shin's request before May 6 and 11, there was a trial. "Finally BTN found a match," said Sumardji.

"Actually there are three, namely New Zealand, India, Tanzania," added the bespectacled man.

“Well, of the three, Tanzania is the one that is possible and has got the answer faster. "Finally we took it," concluded Sumardji.

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The match against Tanzania itself will be held on Sunday 2 June 2024 at 19.00 WIB. Meanwhile, the two matches against Iraq and the Philippines will be held on June 6 and June 11 2024 respectively. And for these three matches, Shin has called 22 of his best players to take part.

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