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AFF Suzuki Cup: Indonesia knock Malaysia out, will meet Singapore in semis

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Elkan Baggott of Indonesia celebrates after scoring the fourth goal against Malaysia in their AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 Group B match.
Elkan Baggott of Indonesia celebrates after scoring the fourth goal against Malaysia in their AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 Group B match. (PHOTO: Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Indonesia and Vietnam booked their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final spots on Sunday (19 December), following convincing victories over their opponents in their final Group B matches.

Indonesia advanced as group winners after coming back from a goal down to beat Malaysia 4-1, with goals from Irfan Jaya (36th and 43rd minutes), Pratama Arhan (50th) and Elkan Baggott (82nd) cancelling out Kogileswaran Raj's 13th-minute opener.

They will face hosts Singapore in the opening semi-final, with the first leg on Wednesday and the second leg on Christmas Day. Malaysia, on the other hand, were eliminated from the competition.

Defending champions Vietnam need a big win to overtake Indonesia atop Group B, and while they managed a 4-0 win over Cambodia, it was one goal short of what was required to leapfrog to the top place.

Instead, they will have to face five-time champions Thailand in the second semi-final, with the first leg on Thursday and the second leg on Sunday.

Ticket sales for semi-finals

Ticket sales for the Suzuki Cup semi-final matches at the National Stadium have commenced, with tickets priced at $25 for adults and $15 for children below 12. Fans can enjoy a 20-per-cent discount if they purchase a SG Semi-Final Bundle at $40, which will consist of one ticket for each semi-final leg.

Singapore zone sections will be sold at the National Stadium’s box office at Kallang Wave Mall from 10am to 8.30pm on Monday. These tickets will be for sale only to Singaporeans and permanent residents, who will be required to show their NRIC or passport for verification purposes at the point of purchase.

Fans who had previously purchased Group A tickets and opted to receive marketing information will be sent an exclusive link via email to purchase their tickets online, with each account able to buy eight tickets per matchday.

General sales, which include away and neutral zones, will open from 9am on Tuesday, and will be available for purchase online as well as the Ticketmaster hotline (3158-8588).

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