Jakarta, IDN Times – The Indonesian U-19 National Team will undergo a training camp (TC) in South Korea, March 11 to April 15, 2021. During the TC process, the Garuda Muda squad will undergo several test matches.
“We have TC in Youngdeok and Daegu. In Youngdeok there is one trial, while Daegu has eight trials. Everything has been prepared by coach Shin Tae Yong. Surely this is a good foundation for the U-19 national team,” said the assistant coach of the U-19 national team, Choi In Cheol.
The opponents faced by the U-19 National Team are not random opponents. They will meet university teams that won titles, as well as several junior teams from famous South Korean clubs. Who are they?
1. The U-19 national team has a tryout in Yeongdeok
Judging by the existing schedule, the U-19 national team will carry out a trial in Yeongdeok. They will meet the Yeongnam University team. This campus itself is the former alma mater of the Indonesian national team coach, Shin Tae Yong.
After graduating from Yeungnam, Shin immediately played in Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma. Yeungnam University regularly participates in the Korean Cup, and has competed with other top-level universities in Indonesia.
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2. The U-19 national team conducts eight trials in Daegu
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Meanwhile in Daegu, the U-19 National Team will undergo eight test matches. They will face many teams, such as Pohang Steelers U-18, Daegu FC U-18 and Kimcheon U-18.
Not only that, the U-19 national team will also play two matches against the South Korean U-19 national team in Daegu. According to the schedule, the match will be held on March 25 and 29, 2022, and will be broadcast live.
3. Complete schedule for the U-19 national team trials in South Korea
Chairman of PSSI, Mochamad Iriawan, hopes that with this TC, the U-19 national team will improve their performance. Moreover, they will also meet tough opponents while in South Korea.
“The U-19 national team will train in South Korea for almost a month, where the people, heads of state, federations are waiting for your performance leap to achieve achievements at the U-20 World Cup in May 2023 which will be held in Indonesia,” said Iriawan.
The following is the test schedule for the U-19 national team in South Korea:
- U-19 National Team vs Yeungnam University (22 March, Yeongdeok)
- U-19 National Team vs South Korea U-19 National Team (March 25, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs Daegu University (27 March, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs South Korea U-19 National Team (29 March, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs Kimcheon U-18 (April 5, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs Pohang Steelers U-18 (6 April, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs Daegu FC U-18 (April 7, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs Pohang Steelers (9 April, Daegu)
- U-19 National Team vs Daegu FC (13 April, Daegu)
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