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Indonesian Embassy Hosts Welcome Dinner for National Football Team ‘Garuda Team’ in Qatar Ahead of 2023 Asian Cup

Doha, January 12, 2024, The Europe Today: The Indonesian Embassy in Qatar hosted a welcome dinner for the National Team, known as the “Garuda Team,” on Wednesday at the Ambassador’s Residence. The event was attended by distinguished guests, including the Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, H E Ridwan Hassan, community leaders, and representatives of the Ultras Garuda Qatar (UGQ) supporters’ group.

Noteworthy attendees included three Indonesian footballers actively playing in the Qatar League: Andri Syahputra (Muaither FC), Ali Tampo (Al Gharafa FC), and Khuwailid Musthofa (Lusail FC). The evening commenced with a captivating performance of the Saman dance by the Rumah Seni Al Khor.

Ambassador Hassan, in his address, expressed optimism for the National Team’s success in the upcoming 2023 Asian Cup, underscoring the steadfast support of the Indonesian Embassy and citizens in Qatar. He assured that UGQ, comprising Indonesian residents in Qatar, would fervently cheer for the team on the field. Head Coach Shin Tae Yong (STY) conveyed gratitude to the Indonesian Embassy and supporters in Qatar, emphasizing the reciprocal belief between players and fans.

The event, attended by approximately 200 people, showcased the enthusiasm and support of the Indonesian community in Qatar for Team Garuda.