Monday, August 29, 2016


Indonesia Squad Announced For Malaysia Friendly

Alfred Riedl has named the 22 players for the friendly against Malaysia on September 6th at Manahan Stadium, Solo. As has been widely reported no more than two players have been called up from the clubs with some, Madura United and Persela spring to mind, providing no players for the national team.

As promised Riedl and his assistant Wplfgang Pikal have prioritised young players while leaving the door open for other players ahead of the ASEAN Football Federation Championships in November, December.

It does seem odd that Madura United, who top the Indonesia Soccer Championship at the half way point, have no players called up, especially when you consider the fine form from the likes of Bayu Gatra and Slamet Nurcahyo but this is a one off squad for a friendly and there are still a couple of months until the AFF Championships so there is still time for changes to be made.

And no, there is no call up for Wanderley Santos, the Al Nasr striker who the UAE FA website describe as an Indonesian citizen. That could be because he is in fact Brazilian but hey, who am I to question things like that.

1. Kurnia Meiga Hermansyah (Arema) 
2. Andritany Ardhiyasa (Persija) 
3. Dian Agus Prasetyo (Pusamania Borneo FC)
4. Benny Wahyudi (Arema)
5. Indra Kahfi Ardhiyasa (Surabaya Bhayangkara United)
6. Hansamu Yama Pranata (Barito Putera)
7. Dedi Gusmawan (Zeyar Shwe Myay)
8. Rodolof Yanto Basna (Persib Bandung)
9. Fachrudin Wahyudi Aryanto (Sriwijaya FC)
10. Abdul Rachman (Persiba Balikapapan)
11. Muhammad Abduh Lestaluhu (PS TNI)
12. Andik Vermansyah (Selangor)
13. Evan Dimas Darmono (Surabaya Bhayangkara United)
14. Ichsan Kurniawan (Sriwjaya FC)
15. Bayu Pradana Andriatmo (Mitra Kukar)
16. Adam Alis Setyano (Barito Putera)
17. Septian David Maulana (Mitra Kukar)
18. Irsyad Maulana (Semen Padang) 
19. Zulham Malik Zamrun (Persib Bandung)
20. Boaz TE Salossa (Persipura Jayapura)
21. Lerby Eliandry Pong Babu (Pusamania Borneo FC)
22. Irfan Haarys Bachdim (Consadole Sapporo) 

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