Indonesia vs Dortmund: Farewell Match for Kurniawan?
Coach of Indonesia national team for the match against Borrusia Dortmund, Benny Dolo (also known as Bendol), called Kurniawan Dwi Julianto on Wednesday exhibition match (19/12) against Borrusia Dortmund. This 31 years old skillful attacker is considered return alive again by Bendol after significant performances with Persitara Jakarta Utara in Indonesia League. He has scored 10 goals for Persitara this season. He is just 3 goals behind Boaz Solosa and Bambang Pamungkas, and 2 goals behind Aliyudin, local top goalscorers in Indonesia League.
Kurniawan is delighted with the opportunity to face Dortmund. He said that it might be a good way to say goodbye to his fans in the national team. His last performance with the national team was in 2004 during Tiger Cup. The performance of this first Indonesian player signed by European club was considered fluctuating by many people. However, he has successfully proven that Kurniawan is always there when needed. He scored 2 important goals in Tiger Cup 2004 although the national team failed to win the trophy.
Will this be the farewell match for the player with 60 caps?