Monday, October 28, 2013

Indonesia U19 coach Indra Sjafri unsure if his players ready for Inter Milan

Indonesia U19 coach Indra Sjafri is unsure if his squad boast any players ready to compete for an Inter Milan contract.
The Indonesian FA hope to strengthen their ties with Inter following Erick Thohir's takeover this month.
Sjafri said: "It could be an opportunity for our kids to play overseas, but it is still too early to say too much."

from: tribalfootball.com

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Arsenal's tour in Indonesia..

Here is the video promotion from Arsenal's tour in Indonesia:






Meanwhile, we can search in Google about the record from Arsenal when they had tour in Indonesia in few decades ago..

Start from June 1983, Arsenal, led by Terry Neil, won against PSMS Plus in Medan 3-0. Three days later, they flew to Jakarta to play with PSSI Selection and got bigger score in 5-0.

After that, Arsenal close their tour to face legendary club, Niac Mitra Surabaya in Tambaksari Stadium 10 November. Niac Mitra who found themselves as Galatama champion able to defeat Arsenal with score 2-0.
Niac Mitra's scorer was S'pore legend, Fandi Ahmad and Joko Malis.


We'll hope the Garuda squad will able to crushing them,,


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gavin Kwan, a new hope for indonesian football..

One of the future star for Indonesia football, Gavin Kwan Adsit, has finally put his contract to one of the biggest club in Rumania,CFR Cluj. This is one of Gavin's dreams to play in Europe. His dream has come true. 

The 17th years old player will sign his contract on July 14 this month. The club, CFR Cluj is one of the European Champion League contestant in season 2012/ 2013. 
Actually, Gavin is one of the many fabulous talents in Indonesia, we're still have Andik V, Boaz,,but sadly they have no passion and eager to play in Europe, even to play in other Asean country..
It's too bad,,,
from: Sidomi

Moslem Players in the Premier League

TEMPO.CO, London - When the Premier League started in 1992, there was only one Moslem footballer, Tottenham's Spanish midfielder Nayim. England's top division now features 40 Moslem players, having played a significant effect on the culture of the games.
Demba Ba, currently playing as Chelsea's forward, once scored for Newcastle and celebrated it by sinking to their knees in prayer. Today, Muslim footballers are provided with halal food, separate shower, as well as time and space for prayer.
The most recent event of change was when Yaya Toure, Manchester City's Midfielder, politely refused the champagne award for being the Man of the Match. Champagne was then phased out and now all players receive a small trophy instead.
However, challenges are ahead for Moslem players with Ramadhan as a pressure point. Clubs begin to worry if the players can perform at the highest level for over 90 minutes without eating or drinking for up to 18 hours of the day.
Some players insist on fasting every day. Others may fast during training but not on a match day. Clubs tend to muddle through with some kind of compromise, but it cannot be an easy period for players or managers.
Abou Diaby, Arsenal's midfielder, said "Arsenal would prefer me not to fast, but they understand this is a special moment for me and they try to accommodate things to make me better." Ba admitted that he had some issues with managers about Ramadan. "Every time I had a manager that was not happy with it [Ramadan], I always said: 'Listen, I'll do it. If my performance is still good, I'll keep playing; if it's bad you drop me on the bench, that's it."

source: http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2013/07/10/068495083/Moslem-Players-in-the-Premier-League

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Squad for Garuda againts The Netherland..

In this June, Indonesia national team will make a history "to fight" with their former colonizer ,aka: De Oranje...

3,5 century was not a short period to suffer that kind of misery..  By using this spirit and motivation, we hope our national team will shock the Netherland..

I do hope..

Here is the indonesia squad, base on BTN statement on media:
Kiper: Kurnia Meiga (Arema Indonesia), Andritany Ardiyasa (Persija Jakarta), I Made Wirawan (Persib Bandung)

Bek: Hengki Ardiles (Semen Padang), Zulkifli Sukur (Mitra Kukar), Ricardo Salampesy (Persipura Jayapura), M. Roby (Persisam Samarinda), Victor Igbonefo (Arema), Raphael Maitimo (Mitra Kukar), Toni Sucipto (Persib), Ruben Sanadi (Persipura)

Gelandang: Imanuel Wanggai (Persipura), Hendro Siswanto (Arema), Ahmad Bustomi (Mitra Kukar), Vendri Mofu (Semen Padang), Ahmad Jupriyanto (Sriwijaya FC), Greg Nwokolo (Arema)

Penyerang: Boaz Solossa (Persipura), Ian Louis Kabes (Persipura), Andik Vermansyah (Persebaya 1927), Sergio van Dijk (Persib)

source: http://bola.inilah.com/read/detail/1993704/btn-rilis-skuad-timnas-untuk-lawan-belanda#.UaYF2FI4_Dc

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Neymar announces move to Barca

Brazil's Neymar announced Saturday on his Instagram account that he is to join FC Barcelona, who have edged out their great Spanish rivals Real Madrid in a tussle for the young striker's services.

"On Monday, I sign a contract with Barcelona. I want to thank the Santos fans for nine incredible years," wrote the 21-year-old.

Santos had received offers for Neymar from both Barca and Real, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais, quoting the club's vice-president. Barca confirmed the move on Sunday.

"FC Barcelona and Santos FC have agreed to terms for Neymar da Silva Junior. The Brazilian forward will don the Blaugrana strip for the next five seasons," said a statement on the club's website.

Despite his tender age, Neymar has been a first-team regular for Santos for the past four years, scoring 156 goals and providing 77 assists in 256 matches.

In 2011, he guided them to their first Copa Libertadores triumph since when Pele represented the club in the 1960s, and he has already established himself at international level, scoring 20 times in 32 appearances with Brazil.

"It's a different moment for me, sad (bidding farewell) and happy (new challenges)," he wrote.

Neymar plays his last game for Santos on Sunday against rivals Flamengo, at the opening of this year's Brazilian football season.

"I want the chance to enter the field one more time... and hear the fans cry out my name," he wrote.

The young star, who often sports a Mohawk haircut, is a native of Sao Paulo. Youths ask barbers for "a Neymar" when they go for a haircut, and young women scream and chase after him as if he were a rock star.

Brazil lacks the megastars of yesteryear such as Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Robinho, and the country's hopes for winning the World Cup in 2014 -- to be held in Brazil -- rest on the young prodigy's shoulders.

Time magazine described Neymar in February as "the future Pele," while the US magazine Sports Pro chose him for the second year running as the sports personality with most worldwide marketing potential, ahead of Argentina's Lionel Messi and Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

Off the football pitch, Neymar's face is omnipresent: he's constantly being interviewed on TV, appears in scores of ads and on websites, and his personal life is feverishly covered by the celebrity press.

Fans are avid to find the latest news about Neymar and his young son, or the star's latest girlfriend, in this case TV starlet Bruna Marquesina. Their courtship was announced at the latest Rio carnival.


taken from: http://sport.iafrica.com/soccer/news/861274.html


Friday, May 27, 2011

You are here England may quit Fifa after corruption allegation

UK Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said England are not ruling out the possibility of leaving Fifa.
FIFA President looks on during a press conference
His comments come a day after David Triesman, former chairman of the English FA, said four Fifa executive committee members asked for favours in exchange for votes for England to host the 2018 World Cup.

"There is a desire to try to work and change Fifa from the inside," Robertson told BBC Radio. "If Fifa proves unable to do that, then I would say all options are possible."

Triesman told a UK parliamentary committee on Tuesday (May 10) that he was asked for cash, TV rights and a knighthood in exchange for votes in the ballot on who should host the Cup. England garnered the least number of votes.

Monday, April 18, 2011

FIFA Normalisation Committee recognizes Indonesian Premier League..

By Chris Paraskevas

Apr 12, 2011 5:47:00 AM

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The FIFA Normalisation Committee charged with running Indonesian football has officially recognized the Indonesian Premier League.

Earlier this month the Committee took over from the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) after a farcical March congress resulted in scenes of unrest and the refused entry of FIFA observer Frank Van Hattum.