(Dili, 1 June, 2011) -Timor Leste National Football Team ( Seleccao) is gearing up for the second debut in FIFA World Cup Qualification. The Seleccao will be playing against Nepal on 29 June, 2011 and 3 July, 2011 at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal. Both Leg ( Home/ Away) will be played in Kathmandu, Nepal due to lack of technical infrastructure in Dili, Timor Leste. Timorese football team will be arriving at Kathmandu, Nepal on June 17, 2011. Amandio Sarmento, a general secretary of Federaco de Futebol de Timor Leste have request a friendly match with Bhutan National Football Team. The friendly match with Bhutan is set on June 22, 2011 at Wednesday’s afternoon.”Our mission is to win at least one match so we could have better ranking in FIFA” said the General Secretary of FFTL. Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste have set up two-legged friendly Matches with Indonesia National Football team(Timnas) on August 8 and August 10, 2011 at Maguwoharjo Stadium in Sleman, Indonesia. Last time when they meet, Indonesia win against Timor Leste with 6:0 in November 24, 2010. Coach Antonio Carlos Viera, the new coach of the Timorese Seleccao, think the seleccao will do much better than last year because his players had work hard in the training camp. “My Players is ready to win and defense their proud country” said Viera. The 2011 Fixture Matches of Timor Leste’s seleccao look very tough especially Nepal and Indonesia whose rank are better than Timor Leste. The seleccao will also play two local football clubs in Jogjakarta after the 2014 FWCQ. Timorese seleccao will be going to Jogjakarta in July 29, 2011. The Persatuan Sepak Bola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI) and Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste have name their two-legged friendly matches ” Timor-Indonesia Rivalry Cup ( T.I.R Cup) “. The winner of Timor- Indonesia Rivalry Cup will win a trophy and $10,000 (US Dollar). For Second Runner Up, they will received $ 4,000 (US Dollar). TIR Cup proposed is to developed better football between Indonesia- Timor Leste and to have good relationship with each other. FFTL is supporting PSSI for electing their new president in congress at June 30, 2011. ” We hope PSSI will elected their new leader and also solve their problem” said Francisco Kalbuadi .
Here’s Timor Leste 2011 Fixture Matches
Bhutan vs Timor Leste, June 22, 2011, Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
First Leg FWCQ: Nepal Vs Timor Leste, June 29, 2011, Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
Second Leg FWCQ : Timor Leste Vs Nepal, July 3, 2011, Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
Persiba Bantul, August 2, 2011, Maguwoharjo Stadium
Timor-Indonesia Rivalry Cup : Indonesia vs Timor Leste, August 8, 2011, Maguwoharjo Stadium
Timor-Indonesia Rivalry Cup: Timor Leste vs Indonesia, August 10, 2011, Maguwoharjo Stadium