Indonesia officially deliver bid book for 2013 Under-22 Asian Cup

The Young Garuda are looking for possibilities to host the Asian tournament in order to avoid the qualifying round
Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) officially submitted a bid to host the Under-22 Asian Cup which is scheduled to run in June 2013.

PSSI secretary general Tondo Widodo stated that the organisation had sent a letter to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on the readiness of Indonesia to host Asia's major youth tournament in its inaugural year.

"PSSI sent a letter to be a nominee to host both of the qualifying and final rounds," Widodo told reporters.

"We do not know, whether the nomination will be approved or not. We are waiting for the AFC's decision."

However, there are several requirements proposed by the AFC on infrastructure and facilities which must be accordance with international standards.

PSSI president of PSSI Djohar Arifin told reporters: "The condition is somewhat difficult. We have to set up at least two stadiums in one city (Jakarta) which are in accordance with the criteria.

He added: "We will discuss it first and we will offer to use another stadium in Pekanbaru and Bandung."

According to the previous draw for the qualifying round, Indonesia will compete in Group E, along with Japan, Australia, Macau, Singapore and Timor Leste.