2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Indonesia Goes Down Against Malaysia in Qualifier

Evan Dimas Darmono dribbles through a hard tackle from a Malaysian defender during Thursday night’s 2022 World Cup qualifier at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesia suffered a 2-3 loss against rival Malaysia in their opening match in the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifier at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Thursday night.

The national squad started off well, with No. 10, Stefano Lilipaly, controlling the play and making some great passes to Evan Dimas Darmono and Andik Vermansah.

Indonesia took the lead in the 12th minute, when prolific winger Saddil Ramdani made a direct pass to an unguarded Alberto “Beto” Gonçalves, who went on score.

However, Harimau Malaya came back with a goal by Mohamadou Sumareh in the 37th minute. Brazilian-born Gonçalves put Indonesia back in the lead two minutes later.

Trouble broke out in the second half, after Malaysia’s Syafiq Ahmad equalized. Members of the police and military had to intervene to restore order before the match could continue. This saw Malaysia closing the lid on Indonesia with Gambian-born Sumareh’s second goal in the 96th minute.

The two countries have faced each other in international competition 95 times over the past 62 years, with Indonesia having won 39 of the matches.

Goalkeeper Andritany Ardhiyasa leads the Indonesian side onto the field for the start of the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Goalkeeper Andritany Ardhiyasa leads the Indonesian side onto the field for the start of the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesia's Alberto 'Beto' Gonçalves controls the ball while outnumbered by Malaysian opponents. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesia’s Alberto ‘Beto’ Gonçalves controls the ball while being outnumbered by Malaysian opponents. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Thousands of Indonesians showed up to support the national team. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Thousands of Indonesians showed up to support the national team. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Saddil Ramdani prevents Malaysian defender La'Vere Lawrence Corbin-Ong from gaining control. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Saddil Ramdani prevents Malaysian defender La’Vere Lawrence Corbin-Ong from gaining control. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Goncalves tries to outrun Malaysian defender Shahrul Mohd Saad in the second half. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Gonçalves tries to outrun Malaysian defender Shahrul bin Mohd Saad in the second half. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Malaysians celebrate Mohamadou Sumareh's goal in the 37th minute. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Malaysians celebrate Mohamadou Sumareh’s goal in the 37th minute. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A policeman escorts the instigator of a clash between Indonesian and Malaysian supporters off the field. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A policeman escorts the instigator of a clash between Indonesian and Malaysian supporters off the field. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Malaysian forward Syafiq Ahmad goes down against Papua-born defender Yustinus Paew. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Malaysian forward Syafiq Ahmad goes down against Papua-born defender Yustinus Paew. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian supporters hold up a banner with part of the lyrics from the John Lennon song 'Imagine,' at the end of the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian supporters hold up a banner with part of the lyrics from the John Lennon song ‘Imagine,’ at the end of the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

SEPTEMBER 06, 2019

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BY : YUDHA BASKORO

SEPTEMBER 06, 2019

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