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Iceland lined up for Indonesia’s tough Asian Games preparations

Indonesia have begun their preparations for the 2018 Asian Games by pencilling in a friendly game against World Cup participants Iceland.

The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) is already putting in place the arrangements for Iceland’s warmup match in January next year.

Indonesia will host the tournament which features the U-23 teams across Asia, with the young Merah Putih squad under Spanish tactician, Luis Milla are tasked to reach at least semi-finals.

“We want to improve the level of our friendlies opponents before Asian Games. This friendly (against Iceland) is in priority for our U-23 team,” the secretary general of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria told CNN Indonesia.

Indonesia U-23 side have already played a friendly match this month, when they lost 3-2 to Syria U23 at Wibawa Mukti Stadium on last Thursday.