Indonesia takes part in the Danone Nations Cup with a girl team for the 1st time!
Indonesia participated in the Danone Nations Cup for the first time in 2003. The year they will also bring a girls’ team to the World Final for the first time! We wish the girls all the best for this first year participating in the u12 tournament.
The Indonesians and football
Football became popular at the start of the 20th century. At that time, Indonesia belonged to the Netherlands and was called the Netherlands East Indies. It was in 1994 that the first Indonesian championship was organised. The Indonesians are fiery supporters who support their team with passion. Dressed in the colours of their favourite clubs or the national team, the Indonesians show great enthusiasm at each match.
Andik Vermansyah, an inspiring ambassador
In 2003, Andik Vermansyah was part of the Indonesian team at the Danone Nations Cup. He was then spotted and joined a professional club at the age of 14. Since then, he has played in a renown Indonesian club. He is also ambassador of the Danone Nations Cup in Indonesia. His success is a source of inspiration for thousands of Indonesians, proof that with hard work and perseverance, they can also make a difference.