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Jealous, Vietnamese Media Accuses Indonesia of Passing Round 3 of World Cup Qualifications Due to Referee Factors



NOBARTV.CO.ID The Vietnamese media is jealous of the Indonesian National Team, the Garuda Squad is certain to advance to the third round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications. This achievement makes the Vietnamese media jealous of the squad coached by Shin Tae-yong.

In two different events, the Garuda and Vietnam squads - these two teams from Southeast Asia met three times in 2024. One match was presented at the 2023 Asian Cup in January 2024 and the other two matches were in the 2026 World Cup Qualification Asia zone second group round. F last March.

Interestingly, in these three matches, Marselino Ferdinan et al had good luck. In the 2023 Asian Cup group D which was held in Qatar, Indonesia successfully silenced Vietnam with a final score of 1-0. One goal for the Garuda squad at that time was scored by captain Asnawi Mangkualam Bahar.

Meanwhile, in the 2026 World Cup Qualification match in March 2024 yesterday, Shin Tae-yong's team beat Vietnam in two different places. In the match which was held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Jay Idzes et al beat Vietnam with a final score of 1-0. Egy Maulana Vikri's single goal made the Garuda squad secure a perfect three points in that match.

Meanwhile, Indonesia's third consecutive victory over Vietnam occurred at the opponent's home ground, namely My Dinh International Stadium. This time, the Garuda squad went berserk by breaking through Vietnam's goal three goals without reply. This painful defeat resulted in the then Vietnam coach Philippe Trousier being fired by the VFF.

Jealous, Vietnamese Media Accuses Indonesia of Passing Round 3 of World Cup Qualifications Due to Referee Factors
Portrait of the Indonesia vs Philippines match (source: IG @timnas.indonesia)

Vietnam's defeat twice in the second round of the 2026 World Cup Qualification event was the forerunner to their failure to advance to the third round. Yes, with the addition of six points over the Vietnam National Team, the Garuda squad's points jumped to seven points. Meanwhile for Vietnam, the defeat against Marselino Ferdinan et al meant they were stuck with just three points. This condition (7 and 3 points) means the Indonesian national team remains in second place in the standings until at least two final matches remain in the 2026 World Cup Qualification Group F.

And this month, the position of the Garuda squad from second place apparently has not changed. Through their victory over the Philippines in the final match, the Indonesian National Team officially secured a place in the third round with runner-up status in Group F. They got a total of 10 points thanks to one additional win. Meanwhile, Vietnam, Nguyen Quang Hai et al remain in third place even though in one of their last two matches they were able to win over the Philippines (3-2).

This failure also meant that Vietnam failed to repeat the achievement they achieved in 2018. At that time, Vietnam was able to qualify for the third round of the 2022 World Cup Qualifications.

But what's interesting is that Indonesia's victory over the Philippines yesterday, which was also one of the main reasons the Garuda squad qualified for the third round, is being debated. This debate emerged from media from Vietnam called Never. The media blamed Indonesia's victory at that time due to the referee's leadership.

"In reality, Vietnam suffered losses and Indonesia benefited because of the decision of the referee from Uzbekistan," wrote Never in an article title.

Meanwhile, Tom Saintfiet as the Philippines coach said that his team should have received a penalty after the incident occurred in box 12 right. At that time, one of the Filipino players collided with Indonesian goalkeeper Ernando Ari.

“There was a moment when our player collided with the Indonesian goalkeeper. "It should have been a penalty because the Indonesian goalkeeper didn't touch the ball, and he collided with our player hard, but I don't want to talk to the referee about this," said Tom Saintfiet.

“But that moment could actually bring us up in this match. "The time extension should have been longer because there was an ambulance coming into the field," he concluded.

That is a summary of interesting information in the news article entitled Jealous, Vietnamese Media Accuses Indonesia of Passing Round 3 of World Cup Qualifications Due to Referee Factors which has been a team of writers NOBARTV NEWS ( ) extracts from various trusted sources.

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