Foreign media did not fail to monitor the strength of the Indonesian U-19 national team ahead of the 2023 U-20 Asian Cup Qualification/Photo/PSSI
Two Red and White players who will be the ‘ace cards’ in the 2023 U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers, according to Vietnamese media, Phapluat, are Arkhan Fikri and Marselino Ferdinand. These two players were included in the 30 U-19 national team players who were brought to Surabaya to participate in the national training.
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According to the Vietnamese media, the two players need to find their weak points by Vietnam U-18 coach Ding The Nam. Because, they became the most influential in the game Garuda squad.
“Arkhan Fikri played very impressively and was sensitive, especially his ability to ‘sniff’ and choose goalscoring positions. Fikri shows maturity, ingenuity and intelligence,” the media republished on the BaoMoi page.
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“Meanwhile Ferdinand has very sharp vision, the ability to pass the ball and attack. Ferdinand has a creative pass, putting his team-mates in an advantageous position to launch attacks.”
The cooperation of these two players makes the Indonesian U-19 team have the quality of an experienced squad. This media also equated them with Vietnam U-19 ‘US cards’, namely Khuat Van Khang and Nguyen Van Truong.
Indonesia U-19 as the host is in Group F of the 2023 U-20 Asian Cup Qualification. They will play Timor Leste (14 September), Hong Kong (16 September) and Vietnam (18 September) at the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya.
This qualifying round consists of 10 groups. A total of m the top 10 teams and the five best runners-up will ensure tickets for the U-20 Asia finals which will be held in 2023.