Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Indonesia vs Thailand 2-1

Last night the Indonesian national soccer team once again show their ability when they defeated the Thailand team with a score of 2-1 in the AFF Suzuki Tournament.

 
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

21 comments:

cucuharis said...

Sejak awal saya yakin menang. Meski dah tertinggal harapan itu tetap ada. Dan benar saja 2:1 untuk Indonesia :)

Ferdinand said...

Yupz, akhirnya kita menang dari Thailand haha.... biarpun dengan hasil seri kita tetep masuk Final, tapi dengan kemenangan semalem, mitos indonesia selalu kalah udah terpatahkan.....

Maju terus GARUDA...

r10 said...

Secara permainan indonesia masih belum bagus, sering salah umpan

Thailand masih yg terbaik secara permainan di ASEAN, tapi yang terbaik belum tentu juara bukan. Lihat saja Brazil, tidak selalu juara dunia

Aulawi Ahmad said...

congrat for indonesia team, hopefully we can be champion in the AFF 2010 for the first time :)

H. Nizam said...

@Cucuharis,
Kemenangan ini patut kita syukuri.

@Ferdinand,
Mitos sejak tahun 1971 terpatahkan dengan kemenangan tim kita.

@R10,
Saya setuju dengan anda, Thailand sebenarnya lebih bagus tehnik permainannya. Mudah2an kelemahan yang ada bisa segera diperbaiki.

@Aulawi Ahmad,
Yeah, let us hope that we will in the tournament.

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

i'm so proud of Indonesiaaaa

H. Nizam said...

@Meuthia,
Yes, we are all so proud of our national team.

colson said...

Blushing I admit I do love football ( in a very passive way though by watching matches on TV).

The Indonesian national team kind of unexpectedly is doing really fine. Three wins in three games - two of them sounding victories and one against a team which is higher on the FIFA list- is just great.

Keep my fingers crossed for them during the rest of the tournament.

(PS: I had to google to find out about EHC NORAD; an amateurs' club "down south" in the tip of Limburg province in a previous mining town Hoensbroek)

Passionate Blogger said...

congrats and thank you very much Indonesia.. :D

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
Yes they are doing fine.
However, a lots of homework should be done by the players and coach to improve their playing skills.
Like coach Alfred Riedl said the next rounds would not be easy.
Re: Bambang Pamungkas, he playd in Holland when he was 20-21 years old.

@Ismail/Passionate Blogger,
For me, this is not just another sports tournament, but friendship tournament among Asean countries.
In spite of the competitiveness, the spirit of friendship is also important.

r10 said...

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TUKANG CoLoNG said...

melawan thailand kita sudah mulai kesusahan. gag boleh puas ampe di sini. siapa tau lawan udah tau kelemahan kita. semoga Indonesia juara deh pokoknya apapun yg terjadi

the dream catcher said...

hehehe, I watched them since the first game with Malaysia... And I even hate soccer :D

H. Nizam said...

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H. Nizam said...

Hi Ria/Dream Catcher,
Oh is that so?
I start watching on the second half of the match with Laos.

Bear Wife said...

ASEAN Football is mad boring..

More so in my country, but at
least the Indonesian team is
fast catching up...and inspiring
the youth to be patriotic
sportsman instead of corrupted
hypocrite politicians .
( no offence..i mean it in a
good faith)

Good news is hard to find these
days...at least sports gives
people something to cheer about.

Tahniah pasukan Garuda....

From your "enemy" on the field
Penyokong hampa Malaysia

H. Nizam said...

Bear Wife,

I agree that Asean sports used to be boring that's why I have never been interested before.
I started to watch in the half game when our team played with Laos.

As I mentioned on my post I am sort of mesmerized watching the match vs. Thailand because it divert my attention among others from politics and politicians who are, like you said, hypocrite.

Like I have said, I'd rather think the sport matches between Asean countries as friendly tournament to strengthen ties.
Like it or not governments of Asean countries have signed agreements for free trade area starting this year and Asean Community several years from now.

dee said...

Anti Corruption Day! Viva Indonesia.. mematahkan mitos selalu kalah dari Thailand! Bravo "Bepe" hehe Thanks Harry for share

H. Nizam said...

Hi Deasy,
Yes Viva Indonesia with the football victories.

DS. Utomo said...

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