Suara.com – Indonesian national team player from Alor, East Nusa Tenggara, Yabes Roni, said that the qualification of the Garuda squad to the 2020 AFF Cup final was the most beautiful Christmas gift he received with his colleagues who did not have time to celebrate Christmas with his family.
“Yes, this is an amazing Christmas gift from God for those of us who don’t go home for Christmas with our families,” Yabes Roni told Antara, Sunday (26/12/2021).
This was conveyed by the 26-year-old Bali United winger after the Indonesian national team defeated Singapore with a score of 4-2 in the second leg of the AFF Cup semifinal, through a 2×15 extra-time round at the Singapore National Stadium, Saturday (25/12/2021) night WIB.
Yabes said that he personally felt very grateful and happy because this was the first time for him, his son Alor felt playing in the AFF Cup and qualifying for the final.
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“This is the first moment in the senior national team and the first time also in the AFF Cup, and being able to qualify for the final. This is very extraordinary. This is all because of God’s grace. I can be in this team and can reach the final,” said Yabes.
He also hopes that the Indonesian national team can win the 2020 AFF Cup so that they can provide Christmas gifts for their families in NTT, especially in Alor, and also for their beloved Indonesia.
“I ask for prayers and support from all the people of NTT for us who are still fighting in Singapore,” said the winger.
Later in the final, Indonesia will fight the winner of the other semifinal which brings together Thailand and Vietnam. The second leg of the semifinals was held on Sunday (12/26/2021) this evening, where in the first leg yesterday Thailand won 2-0.
The AFF Cup final will be played on 29 December 2021 for the first leg, and the second leg will be on 1 January 2022.
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Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.
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