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Indonesia struggling to wake up

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 10 2019   /  12:52 am
Eye on the ball: The Under-21 women’s soccer team plays a practice game at Jenggolo soccer field in Sidoarjo, East Java, on May 11. Thirty-six players are undergoing training as they vie for a place in the national team to participate in the AFF Championship in Thailand, which is scheduled for Aug. 15 to 27.(Antara/Umarul Faruq)(Antara/Umarul Faruq)

Eye on the ball: The Under-21 women’s soccer team plays a practice game at Jenggolo soccer field in Sidoarjo, East Java, on May 11. Thirty-six players are undergoing training as they vie for a place in the national team to participate in the AFF Championship in Thailand, which is scheduled for Aug. 15 to 27.(Antara/Umarul Faruq)The euphoria of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France has swept some parts of the world, inciting awe over the great skills shown by the female players. Players like the United States’ Megan Rapinoe managed to steal the spotlight for her role in the final match against the Netherlands.However, all the hustle and bustle of the recently ended women’s soccer World Cup seemed to have no effect on Indonesia as the local women’s soccer team is still struggling to rise up from a long sleep. The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) started to revive women...