Anxious wait for Indonesia

FIFA is due to rule on Friday whether Indonesia will face any sactions in relation to the conflict between the government and the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI).

Government interferance is not looked kindly upon by FIFA, and as such the Youth and Sports Ministry's recent decision to suspend the PSSI could have great consequences, with expulsion from FIFA not out of the question.

FIFA's turmoil has only heightened the tension for the likes of interim head coach and technical director of Indonesia, Pieter Huistra.

"Of course, it would be good for Indonesia if there's no ban now or in the future," Huistra told ESPN FC

"It will be even better for Indonesia if the people involved can settle their disagreements and start working together because there is a lot of talent here."

The former Dutch international is currently trying to prepare the national team for their AFC World Cup qualifying campaign, but with only two domestic teams currently in action – Persipura Jayapura and Persib Bandung who are playing in the AFC Cup – Huistra's options are limited.

"The target is to win both matches, but my challenge is that because the league is frozen, many players haven't been getting a game and some didn't even train with their teams," he said.

"Only Persipura and Persib Bandung, who are in the AFC Cup, are playing matches so the main core of selection will be from those two clubs, plus Andik Vermansyah in Malaysia [Selangor] and Sergio van Dijk in Thailand [Suphanburi FC]."

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