Indonesia Vs Laos, Fakhri Give Indication of Rotating Players
U-16 national team coach Indonesia, Fakhri Husaini, give an indication will do the squad rotation in the fourth match qualification Group G Asian Cup Qualifier U-16. Indonesia will face Laos at Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday (22/09/2017) at 16.00 WIB.
Fakhri confirmed that the decision was taken to refresh his squad. He promised not to change the team’s playing style, which already pocketed three wins.
“Against Laos later we will do the rotation of players by lowering the players are more fresh,” said Fakhri.
“We will not change the style of the game, tactical adjustments will certainly be done according to our opponents,” he added.
Coach who always wore the hat will not change much the composition of players who have appeared in previous games.
“Of course we will not change much the composition of players because against Laos we also should not take them for granted,” said the former player Coach Bontang PKT it.
Laos only played two matches with once lost results and once won so they collected three points. They lost 2-5 from East Timor and won 10-0 against Northern Mariana Islands.
Meanwhile, Indonesia appear impressive in three games that have been acted. After melibas Northern Mariana 18-0, Garuda Asia squad won 3-2 over East Timor and 1-0 over Thailand so firmly on top of the standings with a collection of nine points.
Indonesia need only a minimum of draw against Laos to ensure themselves to be group winners and qualify automatically for the U-16 Asian Cup final in Malaysia next year. If Indonesia were to lose, then Indonesia would have to wait until all the matches in this group had finished to do the counting because Laos, Timor Leste and Thailand still had a chance to match the points of the Red-and-White troops.
Based on ranking rules, the number of points collected becomes the main benchmark. If the points are the same, then head-to-head becomes the next benchmark, followed by goal difference and goal productivity.