JAKARTA: The 2022 AFF Cup group A match between the defending champions, Thailand and Indonesia took place full of drama when the hosts squandered an opportunity to collect three points at home.
Indonesia, who had the advantage of the solid cheering of thousands of supporters at the Gelora Karno Stadium, failed to translate their exciting action with a win, especially a golden opportunity through Witan Sulaeman in the 39th minute after the goal was wide open when Thailand’s goalkeeper Kittiping Phoothawchuek made a mistake by leaving his position to pass the ball .
The Merah Garuda squad finally made up for the mistake as soon as the second half of the game started when Asnawai Mangku Alam’s kick hit the hand of Thai player Theerathon Bunmathan in the penalty box.
Indonesian naturalized player Marc Klok had no problem putting his team ahead in the 50th minute.
Thailand continued to suffer when they lost a player after Sanrawat Dechmitr who played for the Kedah team collected a red card after fouling Saddil Ramdani.
However, Mano Polking’s men did not give up, and as a result Sarach Yooyen made a powerful shot from outside the penalty box to beat the Indonesian goalkeeper, Nadeo Argawinata to make the score 1-1.
The result remained until the end of the match and saw Indonesia and Thailand tied with seven points, but Thailand had the advantage from the goal angle.
Indonesia will face the Philippines on Monday for the final action of group A, while Thailand will play Cambodia.
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