Indonesia camp prepares for AFF Championship

AFC Asian Cup 2007 co-hosts Indonesia checked into a 20-day training camp in Bandung on Monday to prepare for the AFF Championship in January. “The camp will end in the last week of December and the team will play a friendly against Malaysia before leaving for Singapore for the AFF Championship,” said team manager Andi Darussalam Tabusala. Coach Peter Withe has called up 28 players for the training session and the former champion England player is likely to cull four players before the friendly whose date has not yet been decided. Indonesia have been slotted in Group B with Vietnam, Singapore and Laos for the AFF Championship. Meanwhile, the Indonesian U-23 team has started training under coach Bambang Nurdiansyah in Malang for the four-team Grand Royal Challenge Cup in Myanmar.