CIBUBUR (22 Nov 2011) – Indonesia took some solace in men’s Futsal when they beat Malaysia 3-2 to win the bronze medal at the POPKI in Cibubur this morning.
The hosts, who were edged out by Thailand in the semi-finals yesterday, were more aggressive this time round although in the opening first half, the Malaysians stood firm to restrict the hosts to just 1-0 with the only goal coming off Hairul Ohorella in the 19th minute.
Vennard Hutabarat then doubled Indonesia’s lead with the second goal on 25 minutes before an own goal from Socrates Matulessy two minutes later sparked fight back from the Malaysians.
They were quick to draw level through Khairul Rizuan Harif Pagilah at the half hour mark to stutter the Indonesians frontline.
But the hosts maintained their composure for Hairul to nail the winner six minutes to the end for the win.
“We might not have won the gold but at least we managed to get on to the podium,” said Vernard after the match.
GROUP A: Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines
GROUP B: Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia
WOMEN’S (Round robin)
Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines
FUTSAL RESULTS and FIXTURES
17/11/2011 VIETNAM 3 MYANMAR 1 (Women) 1000hrs
THAILAND 8 INDONESIA 0 (Women) 1230hrs
INDONESIA 2 VIETNAM 2 (Men) 1530hrs
THAILAND 17 MYANMAR 0 (Men) 1800hrs
18/11/2011 MYANMAR 6 PHILIPPINES 3 (Women) 1000hrs
INDONESIA 0 VIETNAM 6 (Women) 1230hrs
PHILIPPINES 5 INDONESIA 9 (Men) 1530hrs
MALAYSIA 2 THAILAND 9 (Men) 1800hrs
19/11/2011 THAILAND 2 VIETNAM 1 (Women) 1000hrs
PHILIPPINES 2 INDONESIA 10 (Women) 1230hrs
VIETNAM 7 PHILIPPINES 1 (Men) 1530hrs
MYANMAR 3 MALAYSIA 5 (Men) 1800hrs
20/11/2011 MYANMAR 8 THAILAND 14 (Women) 1000hrs
VIETNAM 4 PHILIPPINES 1 (Women) 1230hrs
21/11/2011 INDONESIA 2 MYANMAR 4 (Women) 1000hrs
PHILIPPINES 2 THAILAND 7 (Women) 1245hrs
VIETNAM 3 MALAYSIA 2 (Men, Semi-Final) 1500hrs
THAILAND 7 INDONESIA 4 (Men, Semi-Final) 1815hrs
22/11/2011 MALAYSIA 2 INDONESIA 3 (Men, Third/Fourth Placing) 1000hrs
THAILAND vs VIETNAM (Women, Final) 1300hrs
VIETNAM vs THAILAND (Men, Final) 1600hrs
FINAL WOMEN’S FUTSAL STANDINGS
- Thailand 12pts (+22)
- Vietnam 9pts (+10)
- Myanmar 9pts (-3)
- Indonesia 3pts (-8)
- Philippines 0pt (-21)