Andik returns to Indonesia squad for World Cup qualifier

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2013 SEA Games

In-form diminutive winger Andik Vermansah has been recalled to the squad for the upcoming joint qualifiers of and .

The 23-year-old Selangor FA star has scored three goals in his last ten Malaysia Super League appearances. His last international appearance came in a 3-0 friendly defeat to Netherlands in 2013.

Dutch-born forward Sergio van Dijk is also included after being left since AFF Suzuki Cup last year, but his recent showings for Suphanburi in Thai Premier League has earned him a recall from interim coach Pieter Huistra.

There are maiden call-ups for Persipura Jayapura duo Nelson Alom and Dominggus Fakdawer, Persib Bandung full-back Dias Angga, and PBR midfielder Rachmat Hidayat.

Merah Putih squad are scheduled to play their two opening fixtures against Chinese Taipei at Municipal Stadium on June 11 and Iraq at Mandala Stadium behind closed doors on June following AFC sanctions.

Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: I Made Wirawan (Persib Bandung), Choirul Huda (Persela Lamongan), Andritany Ardhiyasa (Persija Jakarta).

Defenders: Yustinus Pae (Persipura Jayapura), Hasim Kipuw (Arema Indonesia), Victor Igbonefo (Arema Indonesia), Bio Paulin Pierre (Persipura Jayapura), Dominggus Fakdawer (Persipura Jayapura), Achmad Jufriyanto (Persib Bandung), Ruben Karel Sanadi (Persipura Jayapura), Dias Angga Putra (Persib Bandung).

Midfielders: Hariono (Persib Bandung), I Gede Sukadana (Arema Indonesia), Raphael Maitimo (Sriwijaya FC), Imanuel Wanggai (Persipura Jayapura), Dedi Kusnandar (Persib Bandung), Nelson Alom (Persipura Jayapura), Ian Louis Kabes (Persipura Jayapura), Rachmat Hidayat (PBR), Andik Vermansah (Selangor FA), Atep (Persib Bandung), Zulham Malik Zamrun (Persipura Jayapura).

Forwards: Ferdinand Sinaga (Sriwijaya FC), Serginho Van Dijk (Suphanburi FC), Boaz Salossa (Persipura Jayapura).

Which Southeast Asian team will advance from Group F of 2018 World Cup qualification?

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