Asian Games - Indonesia`s U-23 national team anticipates crossing ball of Taiwan

Asian Games - Indonesia`s U-23 national team anticipates crossing ball of Taiwan

Indonesia's U-23 national soccer team has anticipated crossing their Taiwan opponents in the inaugural Garuda Youth squad at the 18th Asian Games group A on Sunday (Aug 12). (ANTARA/Sigid Kurniawan)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s U-23 national team has anticipated crossing their Taiwan opponents in the inaugural Garuda Youth squad at the XVIII 2018 Asian Games Group A on Sunday (Aug 12), an assistant to national team coach U-23, Milky Way, said.

"We have analyzed how Taiwan plays. Therefore, in the last training session in Bali, we focused on how to manage their defense as they do a lot of `crossing`," Bima Sakti noted in Jakarta on Thursday.

Sakti stated that all players were fit and ready to combat in the counter-Taiwan match, which will be held at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, West Java, starting at 16.00 WIB.

Defender Ricky Fajrin, who reportedly suffered a knee problem, was also said to be ready to compete after being given the green light by the doctor.

" Fajrin did feel pain in his knee. But after being examined, the doctor said there were no problems. Ricky was also ready to perform," Sakti added.

Now, the national team is still in Bali. They will leave for Bekasi, West Java, on Friday (Aug 10).

There are 24 players who were brought by U-23 national team head coach Luis Milla to undergo training camp in Gianyar, Bali.

However, Milla has not determined the names of the 20 players who will compete in the 2018 Asian Games.

"The 20 players will be announced on Friday (Aug 10)," Sakti remarked.

Taiwan`s U-23 national team itself had arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday (Aug 7).

For the 2018 Asian Games, Taiwan U-23 national team coach Peng Wu Song included three senior players (over 23 years old) in his team, namely goalkeeper Pan Wen Chieh and two defenders Wang Rui and Chen Ting Yang. *** 4 ***
 

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