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PSSI ensures that it continues to fight for Maarten Paes' debut



NOBARTV.CO.ID PSSI fought for Maarten Paes, Maarten Paes never made his debut with the Indonesian National Team. However, PSSI will continue to make efforts so that the player can appear with the Garuda squad.

Maarten Paes has been carrying out the naturalization process several months ago. But unfortunately, until now, he has never made his debut with the Garuda squad.

Yes, in this case, Paes cannot strengthen Indonesia because there is one thing that violates the FIFA article.

"When played in his last official match in any competition for his association, he has not yet reached the age of 21 years," reads article 9, paragraph three, letter b of the FIFA statutes regarding Association Transfers.

This article is what makes Paes unable to be played until now. In fact, apart from him, other naturalized names can strengthen the Garuda squad. Such as Sandy Walsh, Shayne Pattynama, Jordi Amat, and most recently Calvin Verdonk. Verdonk, who completed the naturalization process no faster than Paes, actually made his debut match.

Therefore, this problem made PSSI throw it at CAS, aka the Sports Arbitration Court. The hope is that by passing this CAS, Paes' status can be restored so that he can soon debut with the Indonesian National Team. Moreover, in the future, the Garuda squad will appear in the third round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in the Asian zone against big teams such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain and China.

PSSI ensures that it continues to fight for Maarten Paes' debut
FC Dallas player Maarten Paes in action (source: IG @maartenpaes)

So far, PSSI regarding this problem has also emphasized that it is continuing to struggle. This was confirmed by one of the PSSI Exco members, Arya Sinulingga.

"We are continuing to fight. Whether it's CAS or where, of course we have a process. In FIFA everything, we have a process. "But the process is fighting once, and then fighting again," stressed Arya.

“There are boundaries. There is a limit after a decision that can no longer be challenged, for example. "Before that happens, we are here first," he added.

“Why did you go there [CAS] first? There are stages that we can see that we can still pursue until the end of the process. Don't worry, we can't be here, go straight there. Don't. So, there is a period of time after the first rejection. Yes, we are fighting again. There's still that time. So we do it all. "It has to be like this," concluded Arya.

Paes is of interest to Empoli 

In the midst of the tangled process of moving his federation, Paes is reportedly being targeted by Italian club Empoli. Paes' success with FC Dallas in Major League Soccer earned him the spotlight from the Italian Serie A club. This rumor was reported by Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio.

"Empoli made their first choice of goalkeeper Maarten Paes, a goalkeeper with dual Indonesian and Dutch citizenship who plays for the Dallas club in MLS," wrote Di Marzio on his personal Instagram account early this morning.

"Another candidate is Anthony Racioppi from YoungBoys, a Swiss goalkeeper," continued Di Marzio's statement.

If this rumor (Paes moving to Empoli) becomes a reality, then this former FC Utrecht player will compete with several other names who are in the same position as him. Interestingly, Paes' competitors both have quite good and classy track records. Such as Samuele Perisan, Niccolò Chiorra, Valerio Biagini, and Jacopo Seghetti.

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