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Four interesting facts indicate Indonesia U22 will achieve the gold medal at SEA Games

Four interesting facts indicate Indonesia U22 will achieve the gold medal at SEA Games

Before the final match, Indonesia U22 was the inferior team, but there are many things which point that they will become the champion.

At the 30th SEA Games men's football, the final match will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.

Coincidentally, at this venue 28 years ago, Indonesian players guided by coach Anatoli Polosin defeated Thailand to achieve the gold medal at SEA Games.

After playing 120 minutes without scoring any goal, two teams stepped into the penalty shoot-out. Indonesia was the winner by 4-3.

The captain of the Indonesia team at that time was Raymond Hattu, a central defender.

At the 2019 SEA Games, manager Indra Sjafri also appointed defender Andy Setyo as the captain of the team. It seems that Indonesia players usually play better then their captain is a defender.

Besides that, the gold medal of Indonesia men's football in 1987 also had many similarities with the current team. 32 years ago, The Garuda Muda qualify for the knock-out stage as the second-place team at the group stage.

After beating Brunei, Indonesia drew Thailand in the next match. Compared to Thailand, Indonesia had the same point but lost because of the extra index.

Interestingly, their opponent in the semi-final match was Myanmar. To advance to the final, Indonesia beat Burmese players by scoring four goals. After that, they defeated Malaysia to claim the first title.