The Indonesian national team trailed 0-1 to the Philippines in the 23rd minute of the first half of the second match in Group F of the second round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in the Asian zone. / Photo: Instagram @timnas.indonesia
MANILA – The Indonesian national team trailed 0-1 to the Philippines in the 23rd minute of the first half of the second match in Group F of the second round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in the Asian zone. The match took place at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Tuesday (21/11/2023) afternoon WIB.
The First Half of the Match
Appearing in front of their own fans made the Philippines play attacking in the first 5 minutes of the first half, but were still unable to penetrate the tight defense of the Indonesian National Team.
Through a quick counter-attack scheme, the Philippines almost opened the scoring in the 11th minute, but Patrick Reichelt’s shot from outside the penalty box went wide of Ernando Ari’s goal.
Elkan Baggott made a mistake by making the ball almost go into the Indonesian national team’s goal in the 12th minute, but Ernando Ari swiftly managed to parry the ball and gave the Philippines a corner kick. Ernando Ari made another save after saving Jesse Curran and Manuel Ott’s kick in the 20th minute.
A fatal mistake made by the Indonesian national team’s defense allowed the Philippines to gain the lead in the 23rd minute. Patick Reichelt’s shot failed to be saved by Ernando Ari.
Indonesia vs Philippines National Team Player Composition
Indonesian National Team: Ernando Ari; Elkan Baggott, Jordi Amat, Shayne Pattynama, Rizky Ridho, Asnawi Mangkualam, Rachmat Irianto, Sandy Walsh, Saddil Ramdani, Ricky Kambuaya, Rafael Struick.
Substitutes: Nadeo Argawinata, Edo Febriansah, Arkhan Fikri, Witan Sulaeman, Ramadhan Sananta, Dendy Sulistyawan, Pratama Arhan, Hokky Caraka, Adam Alis, Wahdyu Prasetyo, Muhamad Riyandi, Marc Klok.