Although we have not been the champion yet, I and all Indonesian nations remain proud of all of your struggles
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ensured that he and all Indonesians remain proud of Indonesian national football team that has struggled at the 2020 AFF Cup.

“Although we have not been the champion yet, I and all Indonesian citizens remain proud of all of your struggles,” Jokowi said in his official Instagram account @jokowi uploaded here on Saturday.

The national team has struggled persistently and sportively throughout the tournament, according to the President.

“For Indonesian National team, you have struggled persistently and sportively,” he noted.

Jokowi also congratulated Thailand on being the 2020 AFF Cup champion after beating Indonesia 6-2 on aggregate.

“Congratulations to Thailand that has become the champion of 2020 AFF Cup,” President added.

The Indonesian National team secured the runner up s;pot at the 2020 AFF Cup as it played out a 2-2 draw against Thailand on the second leg of the final match at National Stadium, Singapore, on Saturday night.

Indonesia lost to Thailand 2-6 on aggregate after it suffered a 0-4 defeat against Thailand on the first leg.

Ricky Kambuaya and Egy Maulana scored the goals on the second leg of the final match. Meanwhile, Adisak Kraisom and Sarach Yooyen of Thailand equalized and the game finished in a draw.

As a result, Indonesia secured the runner-up spot in AFF Cup six times.

The country gained the same position in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, and 2016 while it has never been the champion.

Meanwhile, Thailand has become AFF Cup champions for six times respectively in 1996, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016 and 2020.

Translator: Indra Arief, Juwita Trisna R
Editor: Suharto
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