Monday, June 18, 2007

Indonesia misses key strikers in Asia Cup squad

Indonesian coach Ivan Kolev named his squad for next month's Asian Cup leaving out injured key strikers Boaz Salossa and Saktiawan. Boaz was injured in a friendly last month against Hong Kong and needs at least four months to recover, while Saktiawan was left out of the team on the very last day. "We are sorry for Boaz and Saktiawan. Once again, we have our 23 best players who are ready to give everything they can for Indonesia. That is the important thing," said Kolev.

Goalkeepers: Jendry Pitoy (Persipura), Marcus Horison (PSMS), Feri Rotinsulu (Sriwijaya FC)Defenders: Supardi (PSMS), Ricardo Salampessy (Persipura), Firmansyah (Sriwijaya FC), Charis Yulianto (Sriwijaya), Hary Saputra (Persis); Maman Abdurrachman (PSIS), M Ridwan (PSIS), Erol Iba (Persik); Midfielders: Ponaryo Astaman (Arema), Firman Utina (Persita), Mahyadi Panggabean (PSMS), Eka Ramdhani (Persib), Syamsul Chaerudin (PSM), Atep (Persija); Strikers: Ismed Sofyan (Persija), Ellie Aiboy (Arema), Bambang Pamungkas (Persija), Budi Sudarsono (Persik), Zaenal Arief (Persib), Rahmat Rivai (Persiter); Reserves: Achmad Kurniawan (Arema), Aris Budi Prasetyo (Persik), Bayu Sutha (Persib), Achmad Amiruddin (PSM), Achmad Jufriyanto (Persita), Legimin Raharjo (PSMS), Irsyad Aras (PSM).

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