Indonesia defeats Vietnam with a 2-0 score in thrilling match

“Indonesia Prepares for Battle Against Vietnam in World Cup Qualifier”

The Indonesian national team is gearing up for a crucial match against Vietnam, set to take place at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium with a roaring crowd of over 80,000 fans on March 21. Led by coach Shin Tae-yong and a formidable lineup of naturalized players, expectations are high for their performance in the upcoming clash.

Former Indonesia international Vendry Mofu expressed confidence in the team’s ability to secure a victory, stating, “Vietnam can be beaten. If the players are in top form, we can beat them.” Predicting a 2-0 win for Indonesia, Mofu highlighted Marselino (Ferdinan) and Yakob Sayuri as potential match-winners.

President Erick Thohir and the Football Federation of Indonesia are working tirelessly to fast-track the naturalization process for Thom Haye and Ragnar Oratmangoen, aiming to have them eligible for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in Asia. While there are doubts about their availability for the first leg against Vietnam, efforts are being made to ensure their participation at My Dinh.

Confirming the endeavor, Chairman Erick Thohir stated, “Yes, we are trying to have Thom Haye and Ragnar Oratmangoen join the Indonesian national team for the match against Vietnam on March 26, 2024.” Additionally, the PSSI head provided an update on Nathan Tjoe-A-On, who recently completed his naturalization process and is expected to feature in the match on March 21.

With the Indonesian squad bolstered by the inclusion of talented naturalized players, the team is poised to make a strong statement in the upcoming fixtures. As they prepare to face Vietnam in a high-stakes encounter, the Indonesian fans eagerly anticipate a commanding performance from their side on the football pitch.

Denis Hardin

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