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Indonesia U-19 claimed their second straight victory in AFF Cup U-19 2018

Indonesia U-19 have reached the top of the table In Group A AFF U-19 Youth Championship 2018, after beating Singapore 4-0. This victory means the Garuda Jaya squad have collected 6 points, 2 points above Thailand and Vietnam in second and third place.

At Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Indonesia U-19 scored an early goal at 20th minute, after a lovely header from Rafli Mursalim found the net. But after that, Indonesia squandered many chances, so the one-goal lead from Indonesia ended first-half.

Indonesia U-19 need 17 minutes in the second-half to scored second goal, scored by Rafli again as his second tally tonight. Saddil Ramdani, the wonderkid from Persela Lamongan, then scored the third goal at the 71st minute, and Todd Rivaldo Ferre scored the closing goal, 10 minutes later.

In the other matches, Thailand and Vietnam record their first victory in this tournament. Both teams are playing in a goalless draw in the first match, and get the 3 points in the second match. Thailand beat Laos 3-0, and Vietnam won 5-0 against the Philippines.

Next match will be played on 5 July. Indonesia will face the Philippines, while Thailand plays against Singapore. Both matches are played at Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo. Meanwhile, Laos vs Vietnam will be played at Gelora Joko Samudro Stadium, Gresik.

If Indonesia U-19 win their third match, that will ease their way to qualify from the group stage, and hopefully can repeat the history when Indra Sjafri squad won the championship back in 2013.