The Philippine Under-23 Men’s National Team’s hopes for a semifinal berth in the 31st Southeast Asian Games were dashed after a 0-4 loss to Indonesia last Friday 13 May 2022 at Phu Tho Stadium in Viet Tri, Vietnam.
Needing to secure a win to have a chance to qualify for the knockout stages, the Philippines were left to rue their chances as Indonesia raced to a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half.
Christian Rontini had a chance to reduce the deficit in the early minutes of the second half but his effort from a Oliver Bias free kick sailed over the bar.
Two more goals in the second half propelled Indonesia to their second win of the competition, while compounding the Philippines to their second straight loss.
The result saw the Philippine U23 side finish in fourth place with four points in Group A after a solid start in the competition which saw them defeat Timor-Leste, 4-0, and drew defending champions Vietnam, 0-0.
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