JAKARTA (15 June 2012) – The FA of Indonesia (PSSI) are planning a quadrangular tournament in July – which also included English side Everton and Galatasaray from Turkey – as part of efforts to whip up the national team into a fighting fit unit ready for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012.
After coming close in the 2010 edition of the AFF Suzuki Cup, the losing finalists then put up another strong performance to make the final of the last SEA Games in Jakarta.
Bob Hippy, the Indonesia national team coordinator, said this week that they are looking at having the quadrangular tournament on 24-30 July 2012.
“Two teams will come from clubs in Europe (Everton and Galatasaray) while we are also inviting a national team from Asia. We are looking at some tough matches as we obviously cannot just sit back and be satisfied with the few games that we have played so far,” said Bob.
“We are confident that we can bring Everton and Galatasaray here to play against the Indonesia national team but Malaysia have yet to give us their confirmation as at around the same time, they are also having friendlies of their own.”
The tournament will be played at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.