MEDIA Vietnam, The Thao 247, mocked PSSI who seemed soft to the AFF after India and Australia were said to be ready to replace the Indonesian national team in the 2022 AFF Cup. Indonesia’s heritage position in Southeast Asia.
In the last three weeks, the issue of the Indonesian national team wanting to leave the AFF has been circulating. The Indonesian national team, in this case PSSI, received pressure from football lovers in the country to leave the AFF and was demanded to move to the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF).
At the time when the above rumors were circulating, India and Australia were reportedly ready to play in the 2022 AFF Cup. The Indian Football Federation (IAFF), since last year, has proposed to move the federation from the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) to the AFF.
The reason is that by moving to the AFF, India will get a commensurate opponent, considering that there are strong teams such as Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. This is different from the conditions in South Asia, where opponents such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to the Maldives, are far below India’s level.
What about Australia? Although they have joined the AFF since 2013, the Australian national team has never participated in the senior AFF Cup. Therefore, the Vietnamese media, Dantri, raised rumors that Australia is ready to appear in the senior AFF Cup.
The news of the decline of India and Australia in the 2022 AFF Cup, made The Thao 247 speak up. The Thao 247 made an article that seemed to mock PSSI.