Indonesian national team you have to really work hard to be able to beat curacao FIFA Matchday, September 24 and 27. Although rarely heard of, the Curaçao national team is a world-class team.
The Indonesian national team under the care of Shin Tae Yong prepare for their first match against Curacao at Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium (GBLA), Bandung on Saturday (24/9). This is the first meeting between the two teams.
The name of the Curaçao national team seems foreign to football fans in Indonesia. But make no mistake, Remko Bicentini’s side have the quality of a world team.
In terms of FIFA rankings, Curacao currently occupies the 84th position in the world in the FIFA rankings as of August 25, 2022. The Caribbean island nation has collected 1293.35 points. Curaçao’s position is even better than a number of countries in Asia that often trouble Indonesia, such as Bahrain, Jordan, Syria.
The difference in position of the Indonesian national team with Curaçao is very large. Garuda’s team currently sits 155th in the FIFA rankings with 1019.19 points, 71 positions behind Curaçao.
Throughout 2022, Curaçao could only win one and swallow three defeats. But all three defeats came at the hands of Ajax Amsterdam, Honduras, a team that has appeared in the World Cup several times, and the Canadian national team that qualified for the 2022 World Cup. Curaçao’s only victory was also against Honduras.
As a CONCACAF team, the Curacao national team often faces big World Cup subscriptions such as the Mexican national team and the United States national team. Even in the 2019 Gold Cup, Curaçao successfully qualified for the quarter-finals before losing 1-0 to the United States.
Curaçao has even been coached by world class coaches Guus Hiddink as well as Patrick Kluivert.
The composition of Curacao national team players who were brought to Indonesia also cannot be underestimated. Of the 23 names of players in the Curacao national team, Remko Bicentini, Indonesia, five players are Premier League graduates: Juninho Bacuna, Leandro Bacuna, Cuco Martina, Vurnon Anita and Kenji Gorre.
Most Curaçao national team players currently play in the Dutch League. There are also those who play in the Premier League, Portugal and Romania.
All the above facts show that the Curacao national team is a world-class team that cannot be underestimated by Indonesia. It is not wrong that Curaçao is currently ranked 84th in the world.[Gambas:Video CNN]
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