Indonesian striker outed for breaking Cup curfew

Indonesia striker Zaenal Arif has apologised for breaking an Asian Cup curfew and admitted he was out much later than first charged. Zaenal was dropped from the Indonesia squad days before their crunch Group D clash with South Korea after telling coach Ivan Kolev he had broken a 10 pm curfew by an hour. Indonesia lost the game 1-0 and were dumped out of the tournament. "I lied when I said I was in my room by 11 pm," he told a disciplinary hearing reported by Reuters. "The truth was I came back to the hotel at 2:30 am." Zaenal had also handed over a cash bonus he received from the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI).

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