U-20 World Cup: 32 U-19 National Team Players Start First Training

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian national team for the 19-year-old group or the U-19 national team will start their inaugural training on Tuesday, March 2, 2022 at the Madya Stadium, Jakarta. A total of 32 players have gathered from a total of 40 names on the list of coach Shin Tae-yong.

The U-19 national team is projected to defend Indonesia in the U-20 World Cup tournament in 2023. At the inaugural training session, the Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali and PSSI General Chair Mochamad Iriawan were present.

Mochamad Iriawan stated that the training camp would not only be held in Indonesia but also in South Korea. According to him, the exercises in Indonesia will be held until March 7 or 10.

“When everything is done, including the visa, I will go to South Korea to Daegu City where it is prepared there for a month and a half until April 15,” said Iriawan.

The figure who is usually called Iwan Bule said that in the inaugural training session there were only 32 players who had joined the preparations for the U-20 World Cup. However, there are still 4 players from Garuda Select and another one in Greece who hasn’t arrived yet.

“It’s up to Shin Tae-yong to send how many there, later the coach will decide. Of course we hope they will practice optimally,” said Iwan Bule.

According to the plan, the U-19 National Team will undergo training camps in Gyeongsangbuk-do on March 13-24, 2022 and April 24-10, 2022 in Daegu.

Meanwhile, Menpora Zainudin Amali asked the players to be disciplined in participating in all training sessions under Shin Tae-yong’s tutelage. “You have to train seriously and follow all the programs from coach Shin Tae-yong. Discipline and work hard, right now it’s still Covid-19, take care of your health,” said Amali.

He reminded the U-19 national team squad not to make additional activities outside of the training programmed by the coach. “Anyway, it’s time to sleep, sleep, rest and rest,” said the Minister of Youth and Sports.

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