1NEWS – Football observer Supriyono Prima commented on the Indonesian U-19 national team which failed to advance to the semifinals of the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup because they were only able to rank third in Group A.
The two teams that managed to qualify from Group A were Vietnam and Thailand, which drew 1-1 at the Madya Stadium, Jakarta, Sunday (10/7).
The Indonesian U-19, Vietnam and Thailand national teams actually collected the same points, namely eleven.
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However, because Shin Tae Yong’s squad drew 0-0 against Vietnam and Thailand, in the end it was declared a head to head defeat because Vietnam and Thailand drew 1-1.
“It’s a bit of a shame, of course. Moreover, we are the hosts,” said Supriyono when contacted by 1NEWS, Sunday (10/7).
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The former Indonesian national team player hopes that Ronaldo Kwateh cs can escape from the group phase, especially by looking at his performance so far.
“The performance of the younger siblings is getting more impressive and sharp,” said Supriyono.
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Evidently, in addition to matches with Vietnam and Thailand, the U-19 Indonesian National Team is practically always partying goals against their opponents.
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