Jay Idzes: The Indonesian National Team Can Qualify for the World Cup If It Has Many Hereditary Players
VENICE – Prospective naturalized player, Jay Idzes, said that the Indonesian National Team has a big chance of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup if it has many players of descent. According to him, the current quality of the Indonesian national team is not enough to qualify for the World Cup.
Idzes talked about the chances of the Indonesian National Team qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Currently, the Indonesian National Team is still at the bottom of the 2026 World Cup Qualification Group F standings in the Asian zone.
This result was obtained after the Indonesian National Team did not win a single win in the two 2026 World Cup Qualification matches during the FIFA Matchday period in November 2023. The Garuda squad was slaughtered by Iraq with a score of 1-5 and held to a 1-1 draw by the Philippines.
Nevertheless, the opportunity for the Indonesian National Team to qualify for the United States, Canada and Mexico is still quite open. The reason is, there are still a lot of three points that the Garuda squad can harvest in the next home matches.
Idzes also said that the current quality of the Indonesian national team is still not enough to qualify for the 2026 World Cup. However, this dream can come true with the help of a number of players like him.
“Of course this is a very big country, with 270 million people living there, but this is not a big football country. For example, it has never participated in the World Cup,” said Idzes as quoted by the official website of his former club, Go Ahead Eagles, Thursday (30 /11/2023).
“But I think the Indonesian national team is on the rise. More and more players like me, who are Indonesian citizens but can also play for other countries, are moving there. This could cause a chain reaction,” he added.
Idzes then took the example of Morocco, which at the 2022 World Cup managed to reach the semifinals. As is known, Morocco is a country whose national team squad contains quite a lot of players of descent.
“Like what happened in Morocco several years ago. They finally reached the semifinals of the World Cup,” explained the FC Venezia central defender.
“If more players choose a country, that country will become more successful and attractive to more players,” he concluded.