Thailand, Indonesia clash in Suzuki Cup finals


Defending champion Thailand will defend its crown against Indonesia in the two-legged finals of the Suzuki Cup beginning 8 p.m. today at the Pakansari Stadium in Bogor.

Thailand and Indonesia emerged as the top two seeds during the Group A elimination round, which was hosted by the Philippines at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan in November.

Meanwhile, Thailand earned their ticket to defend the title after cruising past Myanmar, 6-0, in the semifinals.

On the other hand, Indonesia escaped the tough Vietnamese, 4-3, through a late-game surge in the extra time.

The War Elephants are expected to rely on the prowess of striker Teerasil Dangda, Chanatip Songkrasin and Charyl Chappuis.

Consequently, team skipper Boas Sallosa and Stefano Lillipaly will lead the Garuda against the reigning champs of the Asean Football Federation.

In addition, Indonesia is on a hunt for its first major trophy since its return to international football action after serving a one-year suspension imposed by FIFA last year.


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