The Indonesian National Team defeated the guest, Mauritius in the International Friendship match which was held at Wibawa Mukti Cikarang Stadium, Bekasi Regency, West Java on Tuesday afternoon (11/9). Indonesia, which has mastered the course of the match since the first round, could only break the deadlock on 89th minute of the second half. Evan Dimas Darmono scored the only goal for the Indonesian National Team. Players who are now strengthening Selangor FA in the Malaysia League, fired a flat kick to the right side of the Mauritius goal. Evan Dimas made use of the rebound kick from Dedik Setiawan, who had previously been blocked by Mauritius goalkeeper, Jean Louis Kevin.
Until referee Tojo Minoru blew the long whistle, the match was over and the score did not change. Indonesia won over Mauritius 1-0. Indonesian National Team Coach Assistant, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto after Tuesday's match (11/9), appreciated the game of his team in this match. According to him, Garuda's players played quite calmly in the defense of the Mauritius team. He added that all tactics and strategies designed before the match could be carried out by Boas Salossa and his friends quite well. The match between Indonesia and Mauritius took place at Wibawa Mukti Cikarang Stadium, and it was witnessed by 12,621 spectators.
Indonesia U-16 national team was in draw 3-3 with Oman in a test match at Usim Mini Stadium, Bandar Baru, Malaysia on Wednesday (12/9). Three goals from the Indonesia U-16 national team was successfully scored by Bagus Kahfi. The match is the last trial ahead of the U-16 Asian Cup 2018 on 21 September 2018. In the first trial, the Indonesia U-16 national team scored a victory against Darby U-17 with the score of 4-0. Then in the second trial match against Felda FC U-17, Fakhri Husaini's team successfully won a landslide score of 5-0. Then finally against Oman U-16 national team, they had to draw 3-3. This trial was carried out by Coach Fakhri Husaini. So, the team could get to know the play of the Middle East style. This is because Indonesia's under-16 national team will meet the Middle East team namely Iran in Group C of the U-16 Asian Cup 2018. After the match, the U-16 Indonesia national team coach, Fakhri Husaini said that the trial against Oman was quite heavy because both teams showed their best games and did not want to budge in a match that had been rained. Indonesia got tough opponents. Fakhri added, the first round after winning 1-0, players lost a lot of opportunities because they were slow to adapt to the wet field. In addition, Fakhri considered his team should be able to reap the victory in the game. There were several opportunities that failed to be maximized well by the U-16 Indonesia national team players. Fakhri also asked the team to take valuable experience before competing in the U-16 Asian Cup on 20 September to 4 October in Malaysia. Indonesia's U-16 national team is in Group C with Iran, Vietnam and India in the U-16 Asian Cup. They will play their first match against Iran on Friday (21/9) at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 16:30 local time.
Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon gained positive results in the second round of the Japan Open 2018. They advanced to the quarterfinals. In the second-round match at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Thursday (13/9), Kevin / Marcus got rid of other Indonesian representatives, Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryyanira / Ade Yusuf Santoso as two direct games. The owner of the Asian Games 2018 men's gold medal won 21-13, 21-17 in the 29th minute. Kevin and Marcus had the potential to meet with fifth-mainstay Danish, who is also a strong rival, Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen, in the quarterfinals. Boe / Mogensen will fight for the last eight tickets with non-mainstay Dutch pair Jelle Maas / Robin Tabeling. In another match, positive result was also won by the mixed double Praveen / Melati. They secured a place in the quarterfinals of the Japan Open after beating seventh mainstay from England, Chris Adcock / Gabrielle Adcock 23-21, 21-18. In that match, Melati was interrupted by services that were declared by the service judge several times. Praveen could ease the situation. The victory was Praveen / Melati's first victory over the Adcock duo. The score was 2-1. Apparently, Praveen had studied the double game which was also the couple. Praveen studied videos of opponents' matches, especially from the two defeats he suffered with Melati at the Malaysia Open and Thailand Open 2018. In the quarterfinals, Praveen / Melati will face Malaysia's 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver-winning pair Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying. Praveen / Melati had a positive provision by always winning in two matches.
The INAPGOC committee is going to prepare a special surprise at the opening ceremony of the Asian Para Games III ceremony in Jakarta, 6-13 October 2018. Chairman of the Asian Para Games Organizing Committee -INAPGOC, Raja Sapta Oktohari in Makassar, South Sulawesi said Wednesday that there would be differences in concepts that would be offered to the public and participants from a number of countries at the opening ceremony later. He explained that although it is more focused on giving or upholding humanity, but his side admits they will also continue to present several guest stars both nationally and internationally. However, anyone who will be involved in enlivening the opening or closing activities later, he admits that he has not been able to open to the public and can be a force for the audience. Meanwhile, General Chairman of the Indonesian Bike Sport Association -PB ISSI also admitted that the opening festivities would not be inferior to the opening of the previous Asian Games 2018. Meanwhile, regarding the implementation of the Asian Para Games fire torch parade in Makassar on Wednesday (12/9), he claimed to be a momentum for everyone if the event is not only sports but also concern for the disability. Besides Makassar City, the Asian Para Games 2018 torch parade also visited a number of areas in Indonesia, such as starting from Ternate (Maluku), Pontianak, Medan, Pangkal Pinang, Grobogan, Solo, and Jakarta.