Thursday, December 16, 2010

Indonesia vs Philippines : 1 - 0

The Indonesian national football team beats the Philippines 1-0 in the AFF-Suzuki Cup Semi Final at the Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.

                           Christian Gonzales
The single goal was made by striker Christian Gonzales at the 32nd minutes of the first round, watched by 80,000 people including President SBY and the First Lady Ani Yudoyono.

According on AFF rules, the Semi Final should be held on a home and away basis,  and tonight's match was supposed to be hosted by the Philippines in their country, but considering that they do not have football stadium that meets AFF's requirements, therefore the Philippines have chosen to host the first leg in Jakarta.

The second leg of the Semi Final shall be held at the same stadium next Sunday, in which our team only need to hold the Philippines draw in order to go to the final round and face the winner of the matches between Malaysia and Vietnam. In the first leg in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia won 2-0. The second leg shall be held in Vietnam next Saturday.

I hope that our team will always be successful all the way. God Bless Indonesia

Photo :   Courtesy of Kompas


the dream catcher said...

Yes, may God bless Indonesia... We need this to boost our spirit after all those natural disasters and rotten government officials... (oops, will I get sued for this?)

Multibrand said...

Hi Ria/The Dream Catcher,
You are right our people need the victory after all the natural disasters, corruptions, injustice etc.
Let's hope the team will keep on meaning every match.

colson said...

Wow!!!!!! Congrats.

And now the finals:).

colson said...

(Well, I take a win in the second leg for granted of course)

seotrollverse said...

Congrats Indonesia Team! God bless team Philippines. Do your best next time..

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

I dance and scream loud because Indonesia won yesterday match.
Go! GO! Indonesia..
show the world the best we can..

H. Nizam said...

Thank you very much for your kind greetings and supports, we really need the victory.

Thank you.
The Philippines' team, consists
mostly young players, around 20 years old, played very well.
They have a very good future.

Yes, let us hope that they'll improve their technical skills
so that they can play even better in the next matches.

Wisata Murah said...

Goooooooooooolll hehe.memang mata asia lagi memandang gelora soekarno.
berita yang hangat.sukses kawan

H. Nizam said...

Wisata Murah,
Tepat sekali, kesuksesan tsb datang pada saat rakyat kita sudah muak dengan segala keburukan: korupsi, penyalah gunaan kekuasaan, dll.

ReBorn said...

The Indonesian national football team should stay focused. philippines is a pretty tough opponent.

dee said...

Great even just 1-0! we go to the Final AFF Cup 2010..Congratilation TIMNAS Indonesia, and Congratulation to all public Indonesia society, we all proud of you Timnas! Thanks Harry for share

H. Nizam said...

Yes, the Philippine team consists of young, strong and skilled players therefore our team my stay focused and keep on improving their skills.

They have done a good job indeed. Hopefully the will be able to do even better on Sunday.

aciid !!!!!! said...

yes, my predictct is right :D

Mradio said...

Indonesia must champion AFF
GARUDA in my chest

Aulawi Ahmad said...

Bravo for indonesian team football, hopefully we can be the champion :)

H. Nizam said...

Good to hear that.

Yes, let's hope our team will win

@Aulawi Ahmad,
Let us hope and pray for our team.

Passionate Blogger said...

I must say that I'm impressed with the Philippines though. They used to be the whipping boys in this competition. Well, not anymore. They have really come a long way. I still hope M'sia v Indonesia in the final. Should be a cracker.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Ismail/Passionate Blogger,
Yes the Philippine players are very good, consisting of young, strong and skilled players. They will have a very good future in Asia.
I also hope that Indonesia can play with Malaysia in the final.