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Verdonk Confirmed to Compete with the Philippines

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Verdonk Confirmed to Compete with the Philippines

Verdonk Confirmed to Compete with the Philippines


The new defender of the National Team, Calvin Verdonk, who yesterday (Tuesday 4/6) turned an Indonesian citizen, has been confirmed to be able to defend the Red and White squad in Indonesia’s closing match within the Second Round of the 2026 World Cup. The Aqualifying Asia Zone is towards the Philippines, on June 11.

This affirmation was obtained after the method of transferring this group from the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) to PSSI and acquired approval from the International Football Federation (FIFA). PSSI instantly despatched a letter of approval from FIFA to the Asian Football Federation (AFC), on Wednesday (5/6).

With FIFA approval, and the AFC additionally conscious of it, the legality of gamers born on April 26 1997 to play with the nationwide group is legally binding. PSSI General Chairman, Erick Thohir additionally expressed his gratitude to FIFA.

“Since yesterday, many groups within the nation have helped Calvin Verdonk’s processes to rapidly strengthen Indonesian soccer, particularly within the face of necessary video games for Indonesia’s progress in direction of the 2026 World Cup. I admire the approval course of carried out by FIFA, which immediately helps our soccer growth. Although “The choice that which gamers will play is within the fingers of the coach, however I ensure that Verdonk is able to compete towards the Philippines,” defined Erick Thohir in Jakarta, Wednesday (5/6).

Verdonk’s presence not solely provides to the energy of the National Team’s again line. But it additionally creates wholesome competitors for gamers who need to defend Garuda. Including Verdonk, there are at present 12 gamers recorded within the protection. From Jay Idzes, Jordi Amat, Rizky Ridho, Elkan Baggot, Justin Hubner, Muhammad Ferrari, Calvin Verdonk, Shayne Pattynama, Nathan Tjoe-A-On, Pratama Arhan, Sandy Walsh, and Asnawi Mangkualam.

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“What I intend is that we will need to have 2×11 gamers within the nationwide group with equal and equal energy in order that even when somebody is absent or reluctant to play for the nationwide group, we have now gamers of the identical stage. In truth, the gamers at present sporting the Garuda uniform should be severe and targeted as a way to get an opportunity to “defend the “Indonesia is just for gamers who’ve sturdy willpower and die for the Red and White,” emphasised Erick.

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