Minister of Youth and Sports opens his voice regarding GBK grass ahead of Indonesia vs Iraq

Minister of Youth and Sports opens his voice regarding GBK grass ahead of Indonesia vs Iraq

CNN Indonesia

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:43 WIB

Minister of Youth and Sports Dito Ariotedjo opens his voice regarding GBK’s grass preparations ahead of Indonesia vs Iraq. (CNN Indonesia/Adhi Wicaksono)

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports Dito Ariotedjo opens his voice about the condition of the grass at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK) which has been used for concerts ahead of the Indonesian National Team’s match in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

SUGBK will be the arena for two Indonesian National Team matches against Iraq and the Philippines. GBK grass was in the spotlight after it was used at the NCT Dream concert last Saturday (18/5).

Dito said that the concert organizers were willing to take part in fixing the grass after it was used in the South Korean boy band’s concert.

“So regarding SUGBK, from a week before the NCT concert was held, the EO organizers had coordinated with us and they made sure that for after use they would provide assistance with GBK and ensure that it would be done straight away and in June it could be used for World Cup qualifying matches,” ” said Dito in Jakarta, Monday (20/5).

Previously, PSSI General Chair Erick Thohir admitted that he had communicated with the Gelora Bung Karno Complex Management Center (PPKGBK) regarding the condition of the GBK grass.

“Already [komunikasi dengan pengelola GBK]. I emphasized to GBK that the grass must comply with international standards because this is a World Cup qualifying match. “So the burden is not on me, but on GBK for grass readiness,” said Erick.

The Indonesian national team will play two important qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup in Asia Zone Group F at the GBK Stadium. After hosting Iraq on Thursday (6/6), the Garuda Team will host the Philippines on June 11 in the final match of Group F.

The Indonesian national team is now in second place in Group F of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications with seven points from four matches. The team coached by Shin Tae Yong only needs one win to advance to the third round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications and qualify for the 2027 Asian Cup.

(ikw/rhr)

2024-05-21 03:43:08
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