Saturday, July 14, 2007

Stubborn Indonesia pipped 2-1 by Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia substitute Saad Al Harthi scored an injury-time header to beat Indonesia 2-1 in AFC Asian Cup Group D. Earlier, on 12 minutes, Ahmed Al Bahri sent a cross from the right where he found Yasser Al Qahtani, who headed powerfully past the Indonesian keeper. Elie Aiboy equalised on on 19 minutes, running onto a threaded through ball by Budi Sudarsono, coolly rounding the keeper and slotting home the equalizer. The goal was met with volleys of fireworks and red flares by the nearly 88,000 home fans. Saudi Arabia finished the match strongly. "I am very disappointed," said Indonesia coach Ivan Kolev. "In my view, we did enough to gain a point because we played well."

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