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U-19 Indonesia eliminated from Toulon Tournament following Czech defeat

Under-19 Indonesia suffered a 2-0 defeat to Czech Republic at 2017 Toulon Tournament on Saturday and has been officially eliminated from this tournament after two matches.

Competing in the same group with big names, namely Brazil, Czech, and Scotland, the Indonesians seems to have no hope in the tournament for youth teams.

After conceding a defeat to U-20 Brazil in the first match, the Young Garudas needed a win over Eastern Europe opponent to keep their knock-out stage hope alive.

However, the Czechs gave them hardly any opportunity after Roman Kaisar scored an early goal in the 13th minute.

Towards the end of the first half, the Under-19 Indonesian almost equalized by the kick from Hanis Sagara Putra, despite being prevented by goalkeeper Jan Placy.

After the break, Indra Sjafri’s men were struggled to break out of their opponent’s pressure.

The Czechs had a chance to double the lead on 51st minutes after Firza Andika commited a foul in the penalty area. However, defender Matej Chalus did not succeed in performing his duties.

The journey in Toulon was finished for Indonesia as Ondrej Sasinka’s goal in the 83rd minute put the young Czechs up 2-0 for the match.