Friday, May 27, 2011
Timor Leste World Cup Preparations
The FIFA World Cup Qualification had just announced the draw for the Asians football teams. Timor Leste were put against Nepal, the Himalayas Nation. Nepal whose rank only 172 ; meanwhile, Timor Leste only rank 201.
The first leg of this tournament will be at in Kathmandu, Nepal which have 42 degrees in temperature. This is a challenge for Timorese players who live in humid and hot weather. The first leg are set in June 29. 2011. Orlando Mendes, a deputy general of Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste said that, our players will be warm by wearing a long sleeve football shirt and we will arrive in Nepal, two weeks earlier so that we could use to the weather in Nepal.
Timor Leste seleccao’s preparation for this world cup, would start in April 27, 2011; They are going to spent their training in Dili for three weeks and then they go to Jogjakarta for training and exhibition games with Indonesia’s football clubs.
29 Players will be participated in the World Cup squad, 16 players are from overseas and 13 players from local. This squad will be using Maguwoharjo Stadium, which hold 30,000 capacities, for training and second leg.
Coach Antonio Carlos Viera will be joining the seleccao in April 25, 2011. The seleccao will left Jogjakarta in June 13, 2011 and will be arriving in Kathmandu on Morning June 15, 2011. Here are the Exhibition games and the list of Players.
Persip Pekalongan, May 27, 2011 -
Persija Jakarta, May 30, 2011, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Arema FC, June 3, 2011, Kanjuruhan Stadium
Persipura Jayapura, June 8, 2011, Maguwoharjo Stadium
First Leg FWCQ: Nepal Vs Timor Leste, June 29, 2011, Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
Second Leg FWCQ : Timor Leste Vs Nepal, July 3, 2011, Maguwoharjo Stadium (Check this story for an alternate venue...)
The Squad List
GK 1, Diamantino Leong ( Adi), October 8, 1986, FC Rusa Fuik (Timor Leste)
GK 14, Rodrigo Cruz, November 13, 1984, GD Mealhada (Portugal)
GK 29, Leonel, July 5, 1986, FC Porto Taibesi (Timor Leste)
DF 2, Cabita Lebere, August 15, 1980, FC Rusa Fuik (Timor Leste)
DF 6, Chris Nunes, January 6, 1985, Marconi Stallions FC ( Australia)
DF 10, De Jesus, August 10, 1987, FC Porto Taibesi ( Timor Leste)
DF 12, Afonso Carson, May 16, 1987, Gwangju Gwangsan FC ( S. Korea)
DF 18, Ed Dino, Febuary 9, 1983, Bandung Jaya (Indonesia)
DF 20, Ede Araujo, April 29, 1988, Persik Kediri ( Indonesia)
DF 22, Ernesto Da Costa Pinto ( Eney), January 3, 1984 , UTP FC ( Malaysia)
DF 24, Juvito, January 27, 1987, Ad. Dili Leste ( Timor Leste)
DF 26, Miguel Santos Soares, July 4, 1984, Ad. Dili Leste ( Timor Leste)
MF 5, Americo Ximenes, October 11, 1986, Creveela FC ( Northern Ireland)
MF 7, Cipriano Branco, August 24, 1985, FC B River ( Brazil)
MF 9, Emmanuel Nonny, December 25, 1986, Persibo Bojenegra ( Indonesia)
MF 11, Eusebio, June 9, 1985, FC Porto Taibesi (Timor Leste) ( Captain)
MF 13, Helder Mota Ricardo (Eric), August 1, 1977, Ad Dili Leste ( Timor Leste)
MF 15, Jose Joao Pereira,October 9, 1981, Ad. Dili Leste ( Timor Leste)
MF 17, Robert M. Aja, July 7, 1985, Portuguese Youth FC ( Malaysia)
MF 25, Sidonio Augusto De Jesus ( Donny),July 18, 1981, Grants Braes FC ( New Zealand) ( C0- Captain)
MF 27, Torres Vidigal, January 19, 1990, Portuguese Youth FC ( Malaysia)
MF 28, Vicente Ramos Freitas, December 28, 1985, Ad Dili Oeste ( Timor Leste)
FW 3, Anggisu,March 16, 1993, FC Porto Taibesi ( Timor Leste)
FW 4, Emillo da Silva ( Ary), April 5, 1982, Ad. Dili Oeste ( Timor Leste) ( Third Captain)
FW 8, Ermera, April 1, 1985, Bandung Jaya ( Indonesia)
FW 16, Felipinho Nessa, March 5, 1978, Portuguese Youth FC ( Malaysia)
FW 19, Franco Triana, December 18, 1984, Nuevo Talento FC ( Colombia)
FW 21, Quito, October 25, 1986, Ad. Dili Leste ( Timor Leste)
FW 23, Rossy Salazar, February 7, 1986, Real Mataram ( Indonesia)
The temperature in Kathmandu is around 25 today , weather should not be a problem.
Goalnepal report that Kathmandu will host Timor Leste "home" match .