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Indonesia AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out?

06:30 GMT+3 20/12/2022
Indonesia's 2022 AFF Championship squad
Who has Indonesia boss Shin Tae-yong picked for the 2022 AFF Championship?

Indonesia have reached the AFF Championship final on six occasions, but have somewhat surprisingly never actually won the tournament.

They last made it to the final at the 2020 edition, where Thailand proved to be too strong over two games as the first leg ended in a heavy 4-0 defeat for the Garuda, with the return finishing 2-2.

There were plenty of positives that tournament as well, though, as a number of promising youngsters enjoyed a bit of a breakthrough campaign.

There was left-back Pratama Arhan who was crowned young player of the tournament, creative attacker Witan Sulaeman put on some stellar performances and Egy Maulana Vikri also made headlines with his fine displays.

Those players now all have that extra bit of experience and Indonesia will be hoping to finally break the curse this time around.

So, which players are in the Indonesian squad for the AFF Championship kicking off on December 20, 2022?

  • Nadeo Argawinata Indonesia vs Singapura AFF Suzuki Cup 2020


    It's a clear battle between Nadeo Argawinata and Muhammad Riyandi for Indonesia's No.1 jersey, with Shin Tae-yong seemingly leaning towards Argawinata.

    Syahrul Fadil, meanwhile, is the third option and won't be expected to start games unless there is an injury or suspension to the other two goalkeepers.

    Nadeo ArgawinataBali United
    Muhammad RiyandiPersis
    Syahrul FadilPersikabo 1973
  • Piala AFF 2020 - Timnas Indonesia vs Laos - Asnawi Mangkualam Bahar


    The manager will have plenty of decisions to make at the back.

    Naturalised defender Jordi Amat will be fancying his chances of breaking into the starting XI, but the experienced Fachruddin Wahyudi is another high-quality option in defence.

    Asnawi Mangkualam and Pratama Arhan are likely to get the nod again down the wings following their stellar displays last year.

    Rizky RidhoPersebaya Surabaya
    Pratama ArhanTokyo Verdy
    Jordi AmatJohor Darul Takzim
    Fachruddin WahyudiMadura United
    Hansamu YamaPersija Jakarta
    Edo FebriansahRANS
    Asnawi MangkualamAnsan Greeners
  • Marselino Ferdinan | Indonesia U19 vs Thailand U19 Piala AFF U19 2022


    Indonesia's midfield consists of a mix of rising stars from local clubs and experienced campaigners.

    Ricky Kambuaya was in fine form at the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup, Marc Klok has proven to be a reliable option ever since acquiring Indonesian citizenship, while Marselino Ferdinan is one of the most exciting youngsters around on the Asian pitches.

    And then there's Syahrian Abimanyu as well, who's back in Liga 1 after his spell with Malaysian giants JDT.

    Ricky KambuayaPersib Bandung
    Marcelino FerdinanPersebaya Surabaya
    Marc KlokPersib Bandung
    Rachmat IriantoPersib Bandung
    Syahrian AbimanyuPersija Jakarta
    Yakob SayuriPSM Makassar
    Witan SulaemanTrencin
  • Egy Maulana Vikri - Indonesia U23 SEA Games 2021


    Egy Maulana Vikri is arguably the star name in the Indonesia squad, although Saddil Ramdani has also proven himself at a high level, regularly shining for Sabah in the Malaysian top flight.

    And then there's veteran striker Ilija Spasojevic as well, who returns to the national team set-up after a lengthy absence.

    Ilija SpasojevicBali United
    Dendy SulistyawanBhayangkara
    Ramadhan SanantaPSM Makassar
    Muhammad RafliArema FC
    Egy Maulana VikriZlate Moravce
    Saddil RamdaniUnattached


    Argawinata is likely to get the nod in between the sticks, with a four-man defence consisting of Asnawi, Amat, Aryanto and Arhan in front of him the most likely option.

    There are plenty of different scenarios possible in midfield, with Klok and Abimanyu expected to act as the two deep-lying players, with the creative trio of Witan, Maulana Vikri and Ferdinan running riot in front of them.

    The experienced Spasojevic could be featuring as the lone targetman who holds up the ball and gets his younger team-mates involved around him.

    Indonesia XI (4-2-3-1): Argawinata; Asnawi, Amat, Aryanto, Arhan; Klok, Abimanyu; Witan, Maulana Vikri, Ferdinan; Spasojevic

  • Selebrasi Indonesia Ramai Rumakiek Piala AFF


    As with every major tournament, there are always high-profile names who miss out for whatever reason and the AFF Championship is no exception.

    Promising youngsters Ramai Rumakiek and Alfeandra Dewangga both won't be there and the same goes for Evan Dimas and Ezra Walian.

    Evan DimasArema
    Alfeandra DewanggaPSIS
    Ezra WalianPersib Bandung
    Ramai RumakiekPersipura
    Elkan BaggottGillingham
    Sandy WalshMechelen