JAKARTA - The Indonesian U-16 national team reached the final of the 2022 AFF Cup after beating Myanmar 5-4 on penalties at the Maguwoharjo Stadium on Wednesday, August 10 evening WIB.
In this match, Indonesia fell behind through Nay Min Htet's goal when only one minute left in the normal time of the first half.
Halfway through, the Garuda Muda squad equalized the score in the 70th minute after Riski Afrisal scored a spectacular goal through a free kick. The 1-1 draw lasted until the game was over.
According to the rules of the AFF U-16, the draw made the match go straight to the penalty shootout. Five Indonesian players managed to carry out their duties well in that round, while Myanmar failed in the fourth kicker.
In the final round, Indonesia will meet Vietnam, who qualified for the final after winning over Thailand. This is the second meeting between the two teams during this year's competition.
Previously, Indonesia and Vietnam had faced each other during the preliminary Group A. At that time, Indonesia successfully won and qualified for the semifinals as group winners.
The final will take place at the same stadium on Friday, August 2022. This is Indonesia's chance to add a second title to the competition.
Indonesia had previously won the competition which was held since 2002 in 2018. At that time, the Garuda Muda squad brought home the trophy after defeating Thailand.
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