Thursday, December 23, 2010


Indonesia v Malaysia Past Meetings

1987 SEA Games Final

The local sports tabloid has had some interesting pieces ahead of the AFF Cup Final between the two Melayu speaking rivals.

Back in 1987 they met in the SEA Games Final in Jakarta with Indonesia winning 1-0 thanks to a Ribut Waidi goal in injury time, not much has changed eh, in front of 110,000 fans.

Lining up for Indonesia that day were names like Robby Darwis (Persib assistant coach), Rully Nere (Pro Titan coach) and Jaya Hartono (Persik coach and formerly with Darwis at Persib). The name Ricky Yacobi also looks familiar.

2004 AFF Cup Semi Final

After losing the first leg 2-1 in Jakarta Indonesia travelled to Malaysia hoping to turnaround the score on the field and reach the final.

Things didn't start well with Khalid Jumlus giving the home team the lead on 26. That gave Malaysia a 3-1 aggregate lead with just over an hour left to play. Kurniawan DY (now with PSMS, then with Persebaya) pulled one back but there was still a lot of work to be done.

On 74 Charis Yulianto, dropped by coach Alfred Riedl from the national after being captain under Benny Dollo pulled one back and within 10 frantic, unforgettable minutes Indonesia were 4-1 up as Ilham Jayakusuma and a teenage Boaz Solossa numbed the Bukit Jalil crowd into silence.

Indonesia's squad for 2004 can be found here while Malaysia's can be found here.

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