Indonesia U-16 AFF Cup Champion After Defeating Thailand in Penalty Contest

Indonesia U-16 AFF Cup Champion After Defeating Thailand in Penalty ContestThe Indonesian national team won the U-16 AFF Cup 2018. ‘Garuda Asia’ beat Thailand on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

In the final match of the Under-16 AFF Cup at the Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Saturday (08/08/2019) night WIB, the high-tempo match took place in the first round. After a number of opportunities ran aground at the start of the match, Indonesia took advantage in the 34th minute.

Fajar Fathur Rachman scored a goal that lasted until the first round completely.

In the second round, Thailand began to play more aggressively. The ‘War Elephants’ team in the process equalized in the 73rd minute through Apidet Janngam.

The match was continued to the penalty shootout round. In this round, U-16 national team goalkeeper Ernando Ari became a hero by dismissing two Thai players. While four Indonesian kickers smoothly carry out their duties.

Indonesia also locked the victory with a score of 4-3 on penalties.