Indonesia Welcomes Two Quality Naturalized Players from the Netherlands

Indonesia Naturalizes Two Dutch Players to Boost National Football Team for World Cup Qualifiers

Indonesia is making significant strides to enhance its football team by naturalizing talented players from Europe, particularly the Netherlands. The Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) recently announced that Ragnar Oratmangoen and Thom Haye, who both play for clubs in the Netherlands, have completed the naturalization process and are now eligible to represent Indonesia in the 2026 World Cup qualifying matches in Asia.

Ragnar Oratmangoen, speaking to the media after taking the oath, expressed his hopes for the Indonesian national team to qualify for the World Cup finals. He emphasized the team’s potential, highlighting their youth and ambition. The 26-year-old, who plays for Fortuna Sittard Club in the Dutch Eredivisie, believes that with unity, the team can achieve its goals.

Thom Haye, another player from the Dutch National Championship team SC Heerenveen, shared his aspirations to contribute to the growth of Indonesian football. He is eager to make a positive impact on the Indonesian national team and help them achieve success on the international stage.

The PSSI is now in the process of finalizing the paperwork for Ragnar Oratmangoen and Thom Haye with FIFA. There are hopes that both players will be available for the upcoming match against Vietnam on March 26 at My Dinh stadium.

The addition of these naturalized players from the Netherlands underscores Indonesia’s commitment to strengthening its football team and competing at the highest level. With Oratmangoen and Haye joining the squad, the Indonesian national team is poised to make a significant impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.

Denis Hardin

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