What's with World Cup and Indonesia? ok, we have to acknowledge that Indonesia has hardly ever entered even the qualifying stage of World Cup Competition. But this is not about that issue. The issue that amused me the most is the ambition of Indonesian Football Governing Body to bid as a host for World Cup. At first, i thought they are just making sensational story to spice the league up a bit and create and image that they are doing "something".
But, to my surprise, they are not joking about it. They have contacted the Chelsea Interim Manager as well as Russia National Team Coach, Mr. Guus Hiddink. A team of Indonesian negotiatior has contacted Mr. Hiddink to negotiate for a contract starting from 2010 which said to be worth 96 Billion Rupiah per year (around 9.6 Million US Dollar per year). (source : Click here )
Not only that, recently there is rumour going around that Indonesian football Governing body (PSSI) is going to recall Indonesian descent football player from top league from all around the world. Here is some of the player known :
1. Jordao Pattinama (left) & Edinho Pattinama(right)
Jordao Pattinama [Left] (born: 1 March 1989) is playing for Feyenoord, Dutch Eredivisie.
Edinho Pattinama [Right] is Jordao's twin brother. Now, he is playing with NAC Breda, Dutch Eredivisie.
2. Irfan Bachdim
Irfan Bachdim (Born: 8 November 1988) is a midfield at FC Ultrecht. He started his career at Ajax Amsterdam, but 3 years later he moved to amateuur club, SV Argon. He become a top scorer at the league although he played as a midfield. FC Ultrecht became interested with him and bought him at 2003. After 4 years played in the junior system, he make himself to the first team squad at 2008. His first debut was against VVV Venlo at 17 Februari 2008. At that match he played for full 90 minutes.
3. Serginho van Dijk
Serginho van Dijk (known also as Sergio van Dijk) was born at 6th August 1982. He is a striker for an Australian Elite team, Queensland Roar. Once, He also played for Dutch's Club FC Groningen at 1999-2002. From 2002 to 2005, he played for Helmond Sport and at 2005-2008 he played for FC Emmen.
4. Jhon van Beukering
Jhon van Beukering (born at 29 August 1983) is a striker for dutch team NEC Nijmegen since 2007. He also played for Vitesse Arnhem from 2002 to 2003, FC Zwolle from 2003 to 2004, and De Graafschap from 2004 to 2007.
5. Tom Jan Hiariej
Tom Jan Hiariej (born at 25 September 1988) is a right back at FC Groningen. He also played at Netherlands U-17 at World Cup 2005, Peru. But this might indicate that it might be difficult to called him to played for Indonesian Team.
6. Ryan Holman
Ryan Holman (Born at 5 July 1986) is a defender for HFC Haarlem. He had played for Willem II Tilburg from 2005 to 2006.
7. Furdjel Narsingh
Furdjel Narsingh (born at 13 March 1988) is a midfield for FC Volendam (Dutch Eredivisie). He is a Maluku-Indian descent.
8. Jason Oost
Jason Oost (born at 10 October 1982) is a striker for De Graafschap (Dutch Eredivisie). He has also played for RKC Waalwijk (2002-2005), Sparta Rotterdam (2005-2007) and VVV Venlo (2007-2008).
9. Michael Timisela
Michael Timisela (born at 5 May 1986) is a defender and midfielder for VVV Venlo since 2007. Before, he used to played for Ajax Amsterdam from 2005 to 2007.
10. Radja Nainggollan
Radja Nainggolan (born at Antwerpen, Belgia, 4 Mei 1988; Age: 20 Years old) is a Belgian Club Footballer, Piacenze. His father was an Indonesian (From his surname we know that his father is from Batak Ethnic, Sumatra) and his mother was a Belgian.