Indonesian National team

Without joking as usual, the Garuda squad trains seriously ahead of the duel with the Philippines



NOBARTV.CO.ID serious training, a different atmosphere radiated from the Indonesian National Team's training session. Ahead of the duel against the Philippines, it appears that the players and coaches are carrying out training seriously without the slightest joke.

The Garuda squad is scheduled to compete against the Philippines in the final match of Group F 2026 tomorrow night. The match, which will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK) Jakarta, will determine the fate of the Indonesian National Team in the qualifying round. Why?

So, until the fifth matchday of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in the Asian zone, second round of Group F, the Indonesian national team was still stuck in second place. The number of points obtained by the Indonesian National Team is 7. Meanwhile in third place or the closest team, namely Vietnam, the squad nicknamed The Golden Star Warriors has collected 6 points.

However, if they are able to win over the Philippines, then the Indonesian national team can be sure of qualifying for the next round. These results will not change even if Vietnam wins big over Iraq.

In fact, the Garuda squad could have had the opportunity to qualify more quickly in the previous match against Iraq. So, before the duel with the Philippines, Shin Tae-yong's team first hosted Iraq at GBK in the middle of last week. But unfortunately, in the home match against Iraq, Marselino Ferdinan et al were defeated with a final score of 0-2. If the squad nicknamed the Mesopotamian Lions can win, then the match against the Philippines will not have a big impact because they are certain to qualify for the next stage.

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Without joking as usual, the Garuda squad trains seriously ahead of the duel with the Philippines
Indonesian National Team training session (source: IG @timnas.indonesia)

Therefore, the match against the Philippines is the only hope for the Indonesian national team (to qualify). Even if they lose, they actually still have a chance to qualify. However, this qualification had to be accompanied by Vietnam's defeat at home to Iraq. However, Shin Tae-yong's squad does not want to depend on other teams. They want to get away with their own hard work.

For this reason, at yesterday's training session, the TC atmosphere was not as usual. Previously, there was always laughter between players and coaches. However, ahead of the duel with the Philippines, the players are taking training camps seriously. The training was carried out last Sunday evening

Reporting from CNN Indonesia, the players arrived on time at the training location at 18.20 WIB. Meanwhile, the coach, Shin Tae Yong, followed five minutes later

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The Indonesian National Team's training this time was more serious than usual. Even though in the first 10 minutes all the players were playing around by doing rondo or 'cat and mouse', they didn't waste time when STY called all the players to gather on the edge of the field.

STY also did not do anything naughty like what was done on the previous training occasion before the match against Iraq. He looked serious about observing every training program in the middle of the field.

Apart from that, from the same source (CNN Indonesia), Shin Tae-yong also monitored the training sessions of the three Indonesian National Team goalkeepers. The three goalkeepers are Ernando Ari, Nadeo Argawinata, and Adi Satryo.

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