Palestine beats RI 2-1
in soccer

The Indonesian soccer team failed to reach the final of the al-Nakba International Tournament in Palestine after losing to the host 2-1 in their semifinal match on Wednesday.

Indonesian star Irfan Bachdim scored the first goal in the 12th minute against a much larger team.

However, the Palestinians bounced back, with Abu Habib scoring from a penalty in the 38th minute.

In the second half, Palestinian players continued their siege on the Indonesia’s defense before Palestinian captain, Roberto Kettlun, scored in the 66thminute, securing his team’s win over Indonesia.

Palestine will face Tunisia in the final. (asa)

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