Indonesia U-19 national team gave a strong performance despite a 1-0 loss to Brazil U-20 in the opening game of Group C 2017 Toulon Tournament in France.
The result at the Stadium d’Honneur marks a debut for Garuda Nusantara for tournemrnt as they are in preparation ahead of the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification in October.
Gabriel Novaes was the hero for the Brazilian side as he struck seven minutes before half-time after Indonesia had begun brightly against a normally forward-thinking.
Indra Sjafri’s men had their best chance in the second-half when Witan Sulaeman cracked a shot off the post with a close-range shot.
Indonesia will face Czech Republic U-20, who recorded a 3-2 victory over Scotland U-20, in the second game of group stage next Saturday.