The whole members of our National Soccer Team celebrated victory after the match.
The two goals were penalty kicks by Striker Bambang Pamungkas (30) of Persija Jakarta who has played with Malaysia's Selangor FC (2005-2006) and Dutch's EHC Norad (2000-2001).
Although our team has ensured their way to Semi Final when they defeated Malaysia 5-1 and Laos 6-0, however last night's victory has a special meaning for Indonesia. This is obvious because of the 29 matches we have had with Thailand since 1971, we only won 8 matches.
At the same time in Palembang, South Sumatera, Malaysia defeated Laos with a score of 5-1, which means that they'll accompany our team (Group A) to the Semi Final.
Frankly speaking, watching Soccer is not my cup of tea, but the performances of our present National Team have mesmerized me, and temporarily divert my attention from other things that's happening in Indonesia.
For details on the above matches, please read the following articles :
- Merah Putih Makes It Three in A Row With Take Down Of Thailand (The Jakarta Globe)
- Dua Gol Bambang Paksa Thailand Pulang (Kompas)
- Malaysia Pantau Indonesia dari Palembang (Viva News)
- Perkiraan Susunan Tim Indonesia vs Thailand (Rakyat Merdeka)
Photo : Courtesy of Kompas