Thursday, October 05, 2006

Indonesian national team on move for 9 months

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) has announced that Indonesia's national team will train in England and in a Middle East country in early 2007. The team is scheduled to be in England's West Midlands from 3 March until 12 April and in Saudi Arabia for the month of June. National team Committee (BTN) Director Ibnu Munzir said schedule refinements may take place following dicussions with Indonesia League and National Team Committee (BLTNI) President Nirwan Dermawan Bakrie.

However, the team departs for China tomorrow to play in four matches against Chinese provincial teams. Players will be free between 19-29 October before being recalled for a game against the Singapore national team on 11 November followed by the VB International tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam beng played 15-19 November. The team will be back in training for the Kings Cup at Bangkok, next 20-30 December and will stay in the Thailand capital to train for the ASEAN Football Championship group qualification which may be played either in Bangkok or Singapore, according to the 27 November draw.

UPDATE

National Team Committtee (BTN) Director, Ibnu Munzir, has confirmed the Indonesian team is currently scheduled to spend from 3 March to 12 April 2007 training near Birmingham in England followed by one month in Saudi Arabia.

See also: Stadium refit delays Indonesia's Anniversary Cup (3 Jul)

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