I dont know what happened to local soccer now. it s totally confusing me at all. When the local soccer is rising up but the honorable PSSI its self stuck it. let s see the atmosphere of the last AFF CUP that s so good and then in SEA GAMES 2011 and after that there is no more. the league is also rising up become so weak now become two leagues, LPI and LSI. what s wrong . . .
The shambles of Indonesia’s domestic soccer scene is destroying what little prestige the national team has left, if indeed it had any left at all following a disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign. The recent 10-0 capitulation to Bahrain, which was the last of Indonesia’s six FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, has illuminated the linkage between a chaotic league system that currently has two top tier leagues, and the now almost comedic performances of the national team.
You would probably need a week to fully explain the intricacies of how Indonesian soccer has gone from average to bad to worse.
The Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) currently recognizes the Indonesian Premier League (LPI) as Indonesia’s official league, but a breakaway league, known as the Indonesian Super League (ISL) is also in operation.
The two leagues disagree over the number of clubs that should feature in Indonesia’s top soccer tier. Tellingly, there are also business disagreements.