JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Philippine national team has experienced rapid development in recent years. In fact, the Philippines was once a weak team.
Now the team named Azkaly is already higher than Indonesia. At least, if we turn to the FIFA ratings and the success of the Philippines, claiming to receive the 2019 Asian Cup.
Responding to this, former national footballer Ponario Astaman said that he needed to come directly to the Philippines to learn the secrets of the development of their national team.
“We need to get together in the Philippines to see what they have done in the last 5-10 years,” said Ponaro after participating in a discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday (11/20/2018).
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According to Ponarie, temporary power in Southeast Asia currently tends to be evenly distributed. Because in addition to the Philippines, many other countries began to develop.
Proceeding from this, Ponaro did not consider that the results of the rally are the cause, if later the national team did not get into the group stage.
In the AFF 2018 Cup, Indonesia joined Group B along with defending the champions of Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste.
“Drawing we cannot choose. Every country is developing, there are no weakers, ”said the former midfielder.
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Indonesia risks not slipping away from the group stage of the AFF Cup 2018. Indonesia will certainly fail in the semifinals if the Philippines wins or at least plays against Thailand in a match at Panaad Stadium, Bacolod, on Wednesday (11/21/2018).
If this happens, the bout between Indonesia and the Philippines at the main stadium of Senayan, Jakarta, on Sunday (25/11), has no effect.