Qualifiers - Group G: China PR edge Indonesia for Finals spot
Jakarta: China PR took top spot on goal difference after they played to a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Indonesia in their final AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers Group G tie on Sunday.
Both teams went into the match at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium level on points after three wins each in their earlier ties, with China just ahead on goal difference.
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Indonesia 0-0 China PR
The onus was on Indonesia to get the win and the Southeast Asians started on the front foot.
China, however, confidently held them off and try as Indonesia did, the opening goal was not forthcoming as they had to be satisfied with finishing second in the group.
Philippines 3-2 Brunei Darussalam
Philippines came from behind to defeat Brunei Darussalam 3-2 to end their qualifying campaign on a high.
It was the Young Azkals' second win of the Qualifiers, having defeated Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) 7-0, as they finished in third place with six points. Brunei finished fourth, having beaten NMI for their only triumph of the campaign.
Both teams were aiming for a winning finish to their respective campaigns and defender Muhd Wafiq Danish gave Brunei Darussalam a dream start when he opened the scoring in the 15th minute.
Philippines, however, continued to press for the equaliser and finally drew level in the 55th minute with defender David Nicolo Pahud slotting home.
Three minutes later, Philippines were in the lead with forward Umi Martin Abelarde finding the back of the net.
Brunei Darussalam surged forward in search of the equaliser and were rewarded for their efforts with midfielder Syaherrul Affendy drawing them level in the 73rd minute.
Philippines, however, would have the final say with forward Uriel Dalapo scoring the winner in the 84th minute.
Photos: Football Association of Indonesia
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