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PSSI is not targeting Indonesia to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, this is the reason!



NOBARTV.CO.ID The 2026 World Cup is not PSSI's target, Shin Tae-yong has extended his contract with PSSI. However, it turns out, even though the contract has been suppressed, it turns out that Shin is not targeted to bring the Indonesian national team to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

The 2022 World Cup will emerge a new champion from Latin America. After the last time Brazil won the five-yearly football event in 2002, now another country from Latin America, namely Argentina, has officially emerged as champion again in 2022. In 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 - a team from Europe emerged as the champion. And in 2022, as mentioned earlier, the team from Latin America will again be champion.

In 2026, the biggest football event in the world will be held again. This time, three countries – the United States, Canada and Mexico will co-host. Apart from that, an increase in the number of contestants will be implemented for the first time at this event. So, what are the chances of the Indonesian National Team at this event?

So far, the Garuda squad is still on a straight track. Shin Tae-yong's team has just confirmed their progress to the third round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in the Asian zone. In the third round they were in group C with Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and China.

PSSI is not targeting Indonesia to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, this is the reason!
Indonesia vs Iraq duel some time ago (source: IG @timnas.indonesia)

And yesterday, Shin Tae-yong – the coach, extended his new contract with the Indonesian National Team. This contract extension was given due to the coach's good performance in two events, namely the 2023 Asian Cup and 23 U2024 Asian Cup. In both events, STY succeeded in bringing his team through to the group phase.

But the funny thing is, after extending his contract yesterday, PSSI apparently did not give STY a high target for the 2026 World Cup. The Indonesian football federation did not give Shin Tae-yong a target to get his team to qualify for the 2026 World Cup. In fact, currently, they are on the right track. This means that the Garuda squad still has a chance to qualify and make history in the most prestigious football event.

Considering that the contract is given until 2027, logically, Shin should be given the burden of being able to bring Ivar Jenner et al to appear. But it turns out, after investigating, PSSI had its own reasons behind its decision not to burden the coach.

This was conveyed by one of the PSSI Exco members, Arya Sinulingga. Rather than asking the Garuda squad to qualify for the World Cup, PSSI prefers to target Shin to be able to bring the Garuda squad into the top 100 in FIFA. For your information, the Indonesian national team squad is currently ranked 134th.

“There is no [target of qualifying for the World Cup]. "Look, if our target is to coach ourselves, we hope to reach 100 [FIFA rankings]," said Arya.

However, said Arya, PSSI certainly hopes that Shin can bring Marselino Ferdinan et al to perform at the event. But that (qualifying for the World Cup) was not the target in the contract agreement that was signed some time ago.

“If it's this [World Cup], then we definitely hope to get in. Yes. Isn't that target not included in our contract, but if we want to get through round 3 or go through the world selection, yes, this is what we hope, don't make it to the playoffs like that. Yes, hopefully in round 4. It's 3-4, right? The three opponents in that group were regulars at the World Cup yesterday. "Three [Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia]," continued Erick Thohir's right hand man.

"Meanwhile, how many people qualify [directly for the World Cup] in round three? Two. This means that only those who subscribe can't get through to round three. One definitely doesn't pass. No way, maybe not. That's for sure. So yes, you already know that this group is really tough. But we have nothing to lose. Don't be a heavy burden. "Realistic, but we are fighting tooth and nail," he concluded.

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