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World Cup dream fades away as RI soccer team loses again

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  02:04 am
Tough battle: Indonesia's Yanto Basna (bottom) vies for the ball with Malaysian Mohamadou Sumareh (center) during their 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone Group G qualifier at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Malaysia on Tuesday. Malaysia won 2-0.(Antara/Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman)(bottom) vies for the ball with Malaysian Mohamadou Sumareh (center) during their 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone Group G qualifier at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Malaysia on Tuesday. Malaysia won 2-0.(Antara/Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman)

Tough battle: Indonesia's Yanto Basna (bottom) vies for the ball with Malaysian Mohamadou Sumareh (center) during their 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone Group G qualifier at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Malaysia on Tuesday. Malaysia won 2-0.(Antara/Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman)Indonesia missed another chance to make it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after suffering a fifth consecutive defeat in the Asia Zone Group G qualifiers against Malaysia on Tuesday evening.Indonesia’s national soccer team has three more qualifiers scheduled for next year — against Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam — but with no points collected so far, the troubled team is unlikely to ever reach the 2022 Cup.Cheered on by the home crowd at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia defeated Indonesia 2-0, all courtesy of winger Muhammad Safawi.Safawi produced a stunning free-kick in the 30th minute after he was...