Manchester United fans in the country will be screaming hysterically sooner than they thought, with the Red Devils looking to set foot in the capital almost a week earlier than planned.
One of the richest and most successful clubs in the world, United will arrive on July 18 and play a friendly match against a select team at Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on July 20. They will stay three nights in the city.
"They have requested the friendly match to be advanced to July 20. It's largely due to the change of their Asian Tour route," Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) marketing and promotional director Herman Ago told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
Jakarta will be United's second stop on its tour after Kuala Lumpur. From here, the team will go on to China and Seoul.
The British squad was previously scheduled to have its first Asian Tour stop in Seoul, before heading to China then Jakarta, with a final stop in Kuala Lumpur, where it was to play against a Malaysia XI at either Bukit Jalil Stadium or Shah Alam Stadium on July 26.
In the July 20 match, United will not be playing against the national soccer team as initially planned. It will instead face the newly formed Indonesian Selections team, which will group 22 players publicly selected out of the roughly 480 playing in the Indonesian Super League.
The public selection will be made by text message polling from the public that will run for about 10 weeks prior to Manchester United's arrival.
"We want to involve the fans to determine which of the top players in the Indonesian Super League are suitable enough to play against the Red Devils," the PSSI's Herman said.
The selected players will be briefly trained by a coach from the PSSI.