During the opening match against Ecuador on matchday I of the U-17 World Cup 2023, Brkic, hailing from a mixed heritage, experienced digestive discomfort attributed to the variance in Indonesian cuisine. Head of Medical at PSSI, Syarif Alwi, reassured that such adjustments are routine and require a period of adaptation.
“His condition is now favorable. He’s back in training, and we are closely monitoring his diet,” shared Syarif Alwi during an update on Amar’s status at the team’s Surabaya hotel on Saturday (11/10).
“Having spent his early years in Germany, the difference in dietary habits posed a minor challenge,” he added.
Syarif Alwi affirmed that all members of the Indonesia U-17 squad are in prime condition to face Panama. Aside from Amar’s bout with diarrhea, there were also fitness and injury concerns for other Garuda Muda players.
Andre Pangestu, Jehan Pahlevi, and Ji Da-bin experienced injuries and cramps during the initial match but are confirmed to be free from any lingering issues.
“After our night arrival, we conducted comprehensive check-ups, including post-dinner assessments. I can confirm that everyone is fit and healthy this morning,” stated Syarif Alwi.
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