The U-16 Indonesian national team currently leads the AFF U-16 2022 Group A standings after collecting 6 points from two wins. Garuda Asia squad leads on goal difference over Vietnam U-16, with 11 vs 9. .
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The Garuda Asia squad leads the Group A standings after beating the Philippines 2-0 and slaughtering Singapore 9-0. While Vietnam U-16 beat Singapore 5-1 and won 5-0 over the Philippines.
In preparation for the final match in Group A, the team’s head coach, Bima Sakti said that his team conducted morning exercises, with menus to anticipate Vietnam’s fast game. “Today we practiced a small sided game and simulated our tactics in dealing with the Vietnam resistance later,” Bima said after the exercise, Friday (5/8) quoted from the official PSSI website.
Bima also revealed that he had seen how his potential opponent played. “We have the video, they have a good and neat game organization. So earlier we were training how to break down their defenses and anticipate their attacks.”
Against Vietnam, in other words, the team is aiming for victory. “Of course we want to win. We don’t want the fate of this team to be decided by other teams. I’m sure other teams are also looking to win. Therefore, I say to the players, we have to keep fighting hard. Get the win. So that our position is really safe as the leader of Group A,” said Bima.
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Meanwhile, according to Muhammad Kafiatur Rizky, the scorer of two goals against Singapore in the second match, Wednesday (3/8), the match against Vietnam is expected to be won. “We wanted to win, I really wanted to score again. But of course with good teamwork. What is clear, we have been practicing earlier, information from the coach, that Vietnam uses a lot of defenders. We will try to dismantle their defenses,” he said.
The last Group A match between Indonesia and Vietnam will be presented at the Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Saturday (6/8) at 20.00 WIB. But before that, there will be a match between Singapore and the Philippines at the Sultan Agung Stadium, Bantul, at 15.00 WIB.