Indonesia vs Afghanistan LIVE Football Score 25/5/2021
NAME: Indonesia – Afghanistan
DATE: 25 May 2021
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, Stadium
Indonesia face Afghanistan in a friendly at the Jebel Ali Center of Excellence in Dubai on Tuesday ahead of the Asian 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next week. Ranked 173rd in the world, the Garuda Team have already been eliminated from the race after five defeats from as many games so far. Those results have left them languishing at the bottom of Group G.
Head coach Shin Tae-yong has named a largely inexperienced squad with as many as 23 players uncapped. The most notable member of the current roster is midfielder Evan Dimas, who’s played 24 times for the Garudas before, netting four goals. Defender Yanto Basna is injured, while veteran striker Irfan Bachdim hasn’t been called up. Eighteen-year-old Elkan Baggott will have to wait for his debut as his club Ipswich Town haven’t let him fly to the UAE as a precautionary measure.
However, their Korean coach Shin Tae-yong wants to end their campaign on a high and hopes to get some points off Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE in their final three games. The double-header against Afghanistan and Oman will be a true examination of their mettle. Meanwhile, the Lions of Khorasan are very much alive in the qualifiers, having collected four points from five games in Group E. They sit in third place, but there is an eight-point gap between Afghanistan and second-placed Oman at this stage of the campaign.