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Vietnamese media satirizes Indonesian national team after choosing Tanzania as trial opponent: Unknown!



NOBARTV.CO.ID Vietnamese media sarcastically , The Garuda squad will certainly host Tanzania in a trial match next June. But the funny thing is, the election of Tanzania actually caused sarcasm from the Vietnamese media. The media called the opponent an unknown team.

Before two important matches against Iraq and the Philippines, the Indonesian National Team will hold a trial match. In this trial, the Garuda squad will face the African team Tanzania.

So, two crucial matches will be held next June. The two matches were titled 2026 Asia zone, second round of group F. Through this match, the fate of the Indonesian national team will be determined. If they are able to win just once, then Ivar Jenner et al will definitely advance to the third round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

Currently, in Group F, the Indonesian National Team is firmly in second place. They have collected 7 points from just four matches. Meanwhile, in third position, the Vietnam National Team is trailing with three points. Therefore, with two matches remaining, the Indonesian National Team only needs one win to lock that position. If this can be achieved, then Shin Tae-yong's team will advance to the third round.

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On that basis, before the two important matches against Iraq and the Philippines, the Garuda squad first carried out a 'warm up.' Indonesia played this warm-up match by playing one test match. In this case, PSSI scheduled Marselino Ferdinan et al to meet with the Tanzanian National Team. The plan is that this trial will be held at the Madya Senayan Stadium, Jakarta on June 2.

Vietnamese media satirizes Indonesian national team after choosing Tanzania as trial opponent: Unknown!
Egy Maulana Vikri and Justin Hubner celebrating a goal (source: IG @timnas.indonesia)

The funny thing is, the choice of Tanzania as Indonesia's test opponent actually became a topic of conversation for the Vietnamese media called The Thao 247. This media called the opponent an unknown team. In fact, in terms of ranking, Tanzania is in 119th position in the world while Indonesia is ranked 134th.

“The Indonesian national team is finalizing its schedule against Tanzania on June 2 at Madya Stadium, Jakarta. "The official information has been confirmed by PSSI," wrote The Thao.

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“Initially the Malaysian Football Federation made contact with Indonesia to organize a friendly match, ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in June. "However, in the end the Garuda Team ended up facing an opponent that was relatively unknown to the fans," continued the media.

Nevertheless, The Thao called the Indonesia vs Tanzania match a quality match.

"Even though few people know it, Tanzania has an impressive FIFA ranking, ranking 119th in the world, while Indonesia is only ranked 134th."

"This is also a quality friendly match that helps coach Shin Tae-yong and his team advance with the most perfect momentum before the last 2 matches," concluded the article.

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