Vietnam end SEA Games gold dream with Indonesia defeat in semifinals

By Hoang Nguyen       MAY. 13, 2023

Vietnam lost 2-3 to Indonesia in SEA Games 32 semifinals despite having more men in the second half. They will play the bronze medal match against either Thailand or Myanmar.

  • 90'+8
    Game over

    Vietnam lost 2-3 to Indonesia in the semifinals of SEA Games 32 despite playing with more men. They will still have a chance in the bronze medal match against either Thailand or Myanmar.


    Vietnam players collapse at their loss. Photo by Hieu Luong

  • 90'+6
    Indonesia score again

    From a counter-attack, Muhammad Taufany finished from outside the box and brought Indonesia the goal.


    Indonesia players celebrate their third goal. Photo by Hieu Luong

  • 90'+5

    The ball found Nguyen Van Truong at the edge of the box but he was too eager to take a shot.

  • 90'+2

    Van Tung had no choice but to take a long-range shot over the bar after there was no player in the center for a pass.

  • 90'

    Eight minutes are added to the second half.

  • 88'

    Vietnam are constantly putting pressure on Indonesia as the ball is continuously delivered inside the box.

  • 87'

    Van Tung got another dangerous header but goalkeeper Ari made a good save.

  • 84'

    Khuat Van Khang got a chance to score from a volley but the ball went straight into keeper Ari's hands.

  • 79'
    Vietnam equalize again!

    A cross inside the box and Dinh Xuan Tien's pressure from behind made Amiruddin Arrizqi score an own goal and the score is now 2-2. Vietnam are having a huge advantage to win the game.

  • 75'

    Vietnam haven't created any relevant chance since Indonesia's red card.

Indonesia topped group A with four straight wins, while Vietnam peaked second in group B with three wins and one draw.

In the last six encounters with Indonesia at the U23 level, Vietnam won four, drew one and only lost one. Among them are the SEA Games final in 2019, in which Vietnam won 3-0 to claim the gold medal.

Saturday match's winner will face either Thailand or Myanmar in the final.

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