| DILI (Oct 15, 2007) – Timor Leste will play Hong Kong in their first leg, first round match of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in Indonesia this Sunday at the Stadium Dipta in Gianyar.
This follows a request from the Federaçao Futebol Timor-Leste (Timor Leste FA) to have the Oct 21 match outside of the capital city of Dili.
“They (Timor Leste FA) wrote to us on the suitability of having this World Cup qualifying match in Indonesia. They felt that the facilities of their stadium in Dili were not good enough to meet the requirements of an internationally-sanctioned match under FIFA,” said PSSI general secretary Nugraha Besoes.
“We have written to both FIFA and the Foreign Ministry on the issue and they welcomed our willingness to be host. Apart from point of view of just the game alone, the match will certainly help in bilateral ties between our two countries.”