4 Facts about Indonesia vs Argentina on the FIFA Matchday 19 June 2023

The Indonesian National Team (Timnas) will face Argentina in a FIFA Matchday fixture. Indonesia vs Argentina will happen on Monday (19/6/2023) at 19.30 WIB.

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According to PSSI Chairman Erick Thohir, this represents PSSI’s breakthrough in Indonesian football. PSSI, according to Erick, is now very committed and willing to develop Indonesian football. We demonstrate this with regular FIFA Matchdays and the visit of Argentina’s world title squad to Indonesia.

Here are some facts about the match between the Indonesian vs Argentina national team:

  1. Held at Main Stadium of Gelora Bung Karno

The match between Indonesia and Argentina will take place tonight at 19.30 at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK). Erick Thohir stated that SUGBK was deserving of hosting a match of this caliber.  Erick also expressed his hope that SUGBK would not be missed by major league teams in the future.

  1. Why Does Argentina Target Indonesia?

Argentina chose Indonesia as their opponent in the June edition of the FIFA Matchday because the Indonesian national team won the 2023 SEA Games, according to Erick. “For the time being, we may present ourselves as the best country in Southeast Asia,” Erick Thohir added.

  1. Argentina is the 3rd Team facing Indonesia

Argentina became the third team from South America against Indonesia. Previously, they played against Uruguay three times on April 19, 1974, April 21, 1974 and October 8, 2010. In addition, Indonesia also played against Paraguay in Jakarta on February 16, 1986.

  1. 4 Players won’t participate on tonight’s match

There were four absent players in the Indonesia vs Argentina match tonight. From the Indonesian side, Sandy Walsh is certain not to play due to injury. Meanwhile, Argentina did not bring Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi, who Lionel Scaloni did not bring to Indonesia.


Kompas.com, CNN Indonesia

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