The Indonesian national team will face Myanmar in an international test match at the Emirhan Sports Complex, Antalya, Turkey on Thursday (11/25/2021).
The Indonesian national team will face Myanmar in the TC continuation in Turkey ahead of the 2020 AFF Cup.
Launching from PSSI, the match will be held at 21.30 WIB on Thursday (11/25/2021).
This is the second match for the Garuda troops after being defeated 0-1 by Afghanistan on Tuesday (16/11/2021).
The Indonesian national team now has 23 players following the return of Egy Maulana Vikri and Elkan Baggott to the club.
Egy has returned to his club in Slovak league, FK Senica.
Meanwhile, Elkan Baggott headed to England to join Ipswich Town.
Even though they both returned to the club, Egy and Elkan had different situations to defend the Indonesian national team in the 2020 AFF Cup.
Elkan can be played by the Indonesian national team since the 2020 AFF Cup group phase, while Egy can only be played by the Indonesian national team after 19 December 2021.
Without these 2 players who have careers in Europe, Shin Tae-yong certainly has to rack his brain to find a replacement for the two in the match against Myanmar.
Both Egy and Elkan played as starters in the match against Afghanistan.
Elkan Baggott was unable to complete the 90 minutes as he had to be withdrawn due to an injury after colliding with Farshad Noor.
He was replaced by Victor Igbonefo.
It is not yet clear who will replace Elkan Baggott at the center back post for the match against Myanmar.
What is clear, Shin Tae-yong has several options such as Ryuji Utomo, Alfeandra Dewangga, Victor Igbonefo and Fachrudin Aryanto for central defenders.
Egy Maulana Vikri’s replacement is also still a mystery.
Shin Tae-yong is certain to try a new winger against Myanmar, where there are several options such as Irfan Jaya, Ramai Rumakiek, Witan Sulaeman and Yabes Roni.
The match against will also be a moment for Shin Tae-yong to demand improvements to the problems that occurred against Afghanistan, namely passing and communication.
“The coach prepared yesterday, we practiced a lot of passing and what coach Shin emphasized. Always pass the same communication. Hopefully the match against Myanmar has reduced a lot (the problem),” said Indonesian national team defender, Fachrudin Aryanto, as reported by BolaSport.com from PSSI.
The Indonesian national team is of course also targeting a victory in the match against Myanmar.
Victory is an important capital for Garuda troops who will go to the 2020 AFF Cup.
“What is certain is that we win because we are a team as well as our capital to the AFF that is for our confidence and maybe this is also the value for FIFA Match, yes,” said Fachrudin.
Prediction of the Indonesia vs Myanmar National Team Line-up:
Muhammad Riyandi; Asnawi Mangkualam, Fachrudin Aryanto, Victor Igbonefo, Pratama Arhan; Kadek Agung, Evan Dimas, Ricky Kambuaya; Witan Sulaeman, Irfan Jaya, Ezra Walian