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Indonesian newspaper wants the home team to beat Vietnam despite having lost 0-5

Indonesian newspaper wants the home team to beat Vietnam despite having lost 0-5

Indonesian media said that the match between the home team and Vietnam on October 15th will determine the opportunity of McMenemy's team in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The article on Indosport said that the unfortunate fate of the Indonesian national team continued to experience once again at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier when visiting the UAE on October 10th.

Playing at Al Maktoum, Indonesia was destroyed by the home team with 5 goals. Striker Ali Mabkhout was the star of the match with a hat-trick, the remaining 2 goals were scored by Khalil Ibrahim and Tareq Ahmed.1

The result of this match makes Indonesia continue to be at the bottom of the table when there is no point after 3 matches. The opportunity to advance to the next qualifier becomes even more difficult.

According to Tempo, Indonesia is at the bottom of the table, but the opportunity to continue is still when the distance with the teams above is not much. The match against Vietnam will determine the fate of the team of thousands of islands.

"Indonesia still has 5 games ahead. The last 2 games at home are an opportunity to win points but all fail. In the next match, coach McMenemy will welcome Vietnam at the stadium in Bali. is the last chance for the players. If you lose one more game, Garuda is almost eliminated early", Tempo said.

Indonesian newspaper wants the home team to beat Vietnam despite having lost 0-5

In addition, this failure also prolonged the poor performance of the Indonesian national team, because they could not win against rivals from the Middle East since 2013.

According to Bola Sport, the Indonesian national football team conceded 3.7 goals per game, the second-most of any team in Southeast Asia. They only ranked above Cambodia when this team received a defeat of 0-14 against Iran, conceding 5 goals per game.

After the match, many fans expressed their frustration at the series of poor results of coach Simon McMenemy and his team. Fans want the Scottish strategist to step down as head coach of the Indonesian team.