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Soccer fever Continues

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 28 2011   /  08:00 am

Tired of watching the same-old Hollywood summer movie sequels? It’s time to go back to local films, to catch some high quality and worth-watching Indonesian flicks, which will receive special screenings during Idul Fitri. These movies are more entertaining, and also inspiring.The height of soccer fever in Indonesia has not stopped yet. Soccer enthusiasts might recall the 2010 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup where Irfan Bachdim, a naturalized player who used to live in the Netherlands, and now plays for Persema Malang, made an outstanding performance in the competition’s group matches.

With his good look and skills, the half-Indonesian and half-Dutch Irfan easily wove a spell and used his charms to attract fans, especially female fans, across the country.

He and other naturalized players like Christian Gonzalez and Kim Kurniawan have undeniably given differe...