Soccer – Indonesian womens soccer team beats Palestine 2-1

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian womens U-16 national soccer team defeated Palestine 3-2 in Group D of the first round of the 2019 AFC Asia Womens U-16 Cup qualification in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, an official has said.

The Indonesian womens U-16 national soccer team coach Rully Nere praised the performance of his players because they had followed all the instructions from the coach when competing, so the team could score goals through Annisa Febiana, Sheva Imut and Firanda.

Meanwhile, the Palestinians narrowed the score through goals from Hala B. F. Sarawi and Dana B.A. Bawatneh.

“Since the beginning of the match, we also put pressure and tight pressing on the Palestinian team. This also makes the concentration of the opposing players break,” the official website of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), quoted Rully as saying on Saturday.

Rully, however said that it was not easy to beat Palestine. In addition to temperatures at the location of the match that reached 20 degrees Celsius, the higher body postures of the Palestinian players are the challenge for the Garuda Pertiwi national team.

“We know that Palestine is superior in terms of posture. Therefore, we play fast with short passes,” Rully explained.

Source: ANTARA News