Indonesia to welcome Valencia after Asian Cup

Spanish club Valencia may play a friendly in Indonesia after the AFC Asian Cup 2007 following the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI)'s determination that its hosting contract with the Asian Football Confederation meant it is not allowed arrange any friendly match during the Asian Cup and three days after it.

Valencia's promoters, Daffa Creative House supported by Lighthouse, first suggested 30 April, the day after the Asian Cup Final is played at Jakarta's Bung Karno national stadium. “It is impossible arrange in July 30, it’s only one day after the final match. We still have lot to do after it,” said Nugraha Besoes, PSSI Secretary General. “Valencia is a big team, it’s a great opportunity to welcome them here,” he added.