The Indonesia team will challenge the Argentina team in a Friendly Match in Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta on Monday, June 19, 2023. For streaming coverage of Indonesia vs Argentina, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Argentina, a team without their number one star Lionel Messi, have arrived in Indonesia quietly to avoid reactions from the country’s diehard fans. The current world champions will face the home side on 19/6 in a series of friendly matches on the ‘FIFA MatchDays’ in June 2023.
Last night, Argentina flew from China to Indonesia. Unlike when they arrived in China, they did not announce their schedule when they landed in Indonesia. They landed quietly and headed straight for the VVIP waiting room at the Jakarta airport. Then, officials from the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) welcomed and escorted Argentina to the hotel.
Indonesian fans had absolutely no opportunity to interact with coach Lionel Scaloni’s team and only found out information through the media. According to Bola, Argentina and PSSI deliberately withheld information for fear of overreaction from Indonesian fans.
Previously, many supporters of this country were angry because Lionel Messi did not take part in the friendly match against the Indonesian team. After shining in helping Argentina win over Australia in China, Messi, Angel Di Maria and Otamendi received permission from coach Scaloni to return home and rest with their families.
The Indonesian national team has had some quite successful friendly matches after losing to Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup earlier this year, with 3 consecutive unbeaten matches in the last two FIFA MatchDays. They beat Burundi (3-1) and drew with the same opponents (2-2) in March concentration and drew with Palestine (0-0) a few days ago.
Since 15/6/2022 until now, Indonesia has only lost one match against Vietnam, the rest they have 7 wins, 4 draws. However, Indonesia’s opponents have not been considered as strong lately when compared to Argentina – the 2022 world champion and FIFA’s number one ranking.
Indonesia’s strongest team will play in this friendly match. But Argentina do not have Lionel Messi, their star. It is likely that Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez will lead the Argentine front line.
Argentina earned an easy 2-0 win over Australia in a friendly in China. It was coach Lionel Scaloni’s team’s third successive win after winning the world title. Previously, La Albiceleste had beaten Panama (2-0) and Curacao (7-0).
A win for the Tango team is easy to predict, just waiting to see how many they will win. Indonesia must play it all out to be able to surprise Argentina.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Indonesia vs Argentina match at Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta can be watched live streaming. Friendlies 2023 Friendly Match match broadcast on beIN SPORTS en Español starting 08:30 ET.
|Match||Indonesia vs. Argentina|
|Competition||FIFA Matchday 2023|
|Match day||Friendly Match|
|Venue||Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta|
|Date||Monday, June 19, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN SPORTS en Español|
|Streaming Link||beIN SPORTS en Español|
See also info regarding other Indonesia vs Argentina matches:
Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Indonesia (5-4-1)||Argentina (4-3-3)|
Indonesia – Last 5 Match Results
- January 06, 2023 – Indonesia [0 – 0] Vietnam (AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup)
- January 09, 2023 – Vietnam [2 – 0] Indonesia (AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup)
- March 25, 2023 – Indonesia [3 – 1] Burundi (Friendlies)
- March 28, 2023 – Indonesia [2 – 2] Burundi (Friendlies)
- June 14, 2023 – Indonesia [0 – 0] Palestine (Friendlies)
Argentina – Last 5 Match Results
- December 14, 2022 – Argentina [3 – 0] Croatia (FIFA World Cup)
- December 18, 2022 – Argentina [P 3 – 3] France (FIFA World Cup)
- March 24, 2023 – Argentina [2 – 0] Panama (Friendlies)
- March 29, 2023 – Argentina [7 – 0] Curaçao (Friendlies)
- June 15, 2023 – Argentina [2 – 0] Australia (Friendlies)