What’s going on with Indonesia?

"This is a big country with a lot of talent. It should be top of the class," says Timo Scheunemann, a former coach and youth development director in the official league. "But this story has had more twists and turns than a Venezuelan telenovela. No one could script it."

Once ranked as high as 81st in the world, Indonesia’s national team slipped to 166th this month, but not for any reason related to struggles on the pitch. 

As Ben Otto breaks it down in this piece for the Wall Street Journal, whoever controls domestic soccer controls politics. And with a national election next year, the stakes are high. [Posted by Maxi]

What’s going on with Indonesia?

"This is a big country with a lot of talent. It should be top of the class," says Timo Scheunemann, a former coach and youth development director in the official league. "But this story has had more twists and turns than a Venezuelan telenovela. No one could script it."

Once ranked as high as 81st in the world, Indonesia’s national team slipped to 166th this month, but not for any reason related to struggles on the pitch. 

As Ben Otto breaks it down in this piece for the Wall Street Journal, whoever controls domestic soccer controls politics. And with a national election next year, the stakes are high. [Posted by Maxi]

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