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10-men Indonesia, Laos tie 2-2 at AFF Cup

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 26 2012   /  09:55 am
Wrong foot forward: Laos’ Keoviengpheth (right) shoots past Indonesia’s goalkeeper Wahyu Tri Nugroho during their Group B soccer match in the AFF Suzuki Cup at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Surprisingly for Indonesia, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP/Lai Seng Sin)(right) shoots past Indonesia’s goalkeeper Wahyu Tri Nugroho during their Group B soccer match in the AFF Suzuki Cup at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Surprisingly for Indonesia, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP/Lai Seng Sin)

Wrong foot forward: Laos’ Keoviengpheth (right) shoots past Indonesia’s goalkeeper Wahyu Tri Nugroho during their Group B soccer match in the AFF Suzuki Cup at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Surprisingly for Indonesia, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP/Lai Seng Sin)It was a mediocre start for Indonesia at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup as the problem-ridden team tied 2-2 against less favored Laos in their opening Group B match on Sunday evening.

The result brings further headaches for the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) as the national team’s defense was affected by the injury of Hengki Ardiles and Diego Michiels’ arrest after allegations of assault.

Playing at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, although on the attack, failed to cope with its poor defending against Laos, which it had previously...