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Jakarta Post

Indonesian soccer team beaten by Laos

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 8 2009   /  12:24 pm

The Indonesian soccer team is facing an early exit from the Southeast Asian Games after they lost to host Laos 2-0 in their Group B match in Vientiane on Monday. Indonesia, which played a 2-2 draw in the opening match against Singapore, collected only one point while Laos, whose first match also ended in a 1-1 draw with Myanmar, tops the standing with four points. Singapore sits on the second spot after defeating Myanmar 2-1. Singapore and Laos can be content with a draw in their last group match to ensure places in the semifinals, eliminating Indonesia and Myanmar regardless of the results from their match. Played at the Chao Anuvong Stadium this evening, the Laotian young side under head coach Alfred Riedl were far more determined against Indonesia, which was also eagerly seeking its first full point. Engel Bert Sani and Boaz Salossa led Indonesia's attacks, but see...