You are in / Article

Bracket Challenge - Semi-finals: Indonesia's Widodo to face Lebanon's Chahrour in final

Kuala Lumpur: Widodo Putra of Indonesia will take on Lebanon's Abbas Chahrour in the final of the AFC Asian Cup Greatest Goals Bracket Challenge.

Widodo's effort against Kuwait in the 1996 edition is one of the greatest goals in AFC Asian Cup history with fans still amazed with the Indonesian great's acrobatic finish.

See also :

Widodo didn't have it easy though as Vietnam's Le Cong Vinh proved a worthy opponent in the semi-final with only a late surge in voting taking the Indonesian through.

Widodo's final against Chahrour kicks off at 10:00 (UTC +8) on September 21 while Le will go up against India's Sunil Chhetri in the third-place playoff on September 18 at the same time.

Check out the semi-final poll result below and don't forget to cast your votes for the final two matches of the AFC Asian Cup Greatest Goals Bracket Challenge.

Widodo Putra (IDN) vs Le Cong Vinh (VIE)

Widodo Putra (IDN)
1996 AFC Asian Cup
Indonesia v Kuwait

Indonesia, making their first appearance in the Finals of the AFC Asian Cup, made a major impact as forward Widodo Putra finished Yeyen Tumera's cross with an acrobatic finish for what remains one of the Continental showpiece tournament's most breathtaking goals.

Le Cong Vinh (VIE)
2007 AFC Asian Cup
Vietnam v UAE

Vietnam secured a famous 2-0 victory over United Arab Emirates in their 2007 AFC Asian Cup opener with Le Cong Vinh beating the offside trap and lobbing in a delightful second goal.

The poll has ended. Thank you for voting.

Recommended Stories :