2008 Indonesia Independence Cup

The 2008 Indonesia Independence Cup (also known as Pertamina Independence Cup 2008) was held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the 8th time the championship had been played since its inception in 1985. It marked the first time since 2000 that the championship was being held.[1]

2008 Indonesia Independence Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIndonesia
Dates21–29 August
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Indonesia (3rd title)
Runners-up Libya
Third place Indonesia U-21
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored44 (4.4 per match)
Attendance131,700 (13,170 per match)
Top scorer(s)Indonesia Budi Sudarsono
Libya Zaghb Anis
Best player(s)Libya Zaghb Anis
2010

The tournament was played between 21–29 August and included national teams from Cambodia, Libya U-23, Myanmar and Brunei DPMM FC, as well as, two teams from the host nation, the Indonesia national team and the Indonesia U-21 national team. Teams from Europe, United States and Japan had been invited but declined to participate due to the timing of the event.[1]

The final game ended in controversy as the Libyan team refused to return to the field for the second half although leading 1 - 0. The Libyan team walked out following an incident between two coaches from each team. As a result, Indonesia was awarded 3 goals and declared the winner of the tournament.[2] The Libyan team accused a member of the Indonesia team of hitting Libya coach Gamal Adeen Nowara in the tunnel at halftime. [3][4]

TeamsEdit

StadiumsEdit

City Stadium Capacity
Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno 100,000

Group StagesEdit

All times local (UTC+7)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Libya U-23 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7 6
  Indonesia U-21 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 3
  Brunei 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 0
Brunei  0 – 2  Indonesia U-21
Report Novriansyah   57'
Mulyana   88'
Attendance: 1,000

Indonesia U-21  1 – 4  Libya U-23
Mulyana   75' Report Mohamed   25'
Allafi   37'
Salem   44'
Anis   62'

Brunei  1 – 5  Libya U-23
Shahrazen   82' Report Masoud   10'
Anis   21'
Eisa   35'
Ali   52'
Abdalla   71'
Attendance: 1,500

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Indonesia 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 6
  Myanmar 2 1 0 1 7 5 +2 3
  Cambodia 2 0 0 2 1 -14 -13 0
Cambodia  0 – 7  Indonesia
Report Yulianto   8'
Budi S.   11'28'30'36'
M. Ilham   51'
Bambang P.   88'
Attendance: 1,200

Myanmar  7 – 1  Cambodia
Khin   7'
Thien   21'45'76'
Min   50'
Yan   62'87'
Report Borey   17'
Attendance: 3,000

Indonesia  4 – 0  Myanmar
Suyono   6'19'
Budi S.   48'
Bambang P.   77'
Report

Knockout stagesEdit

All times local (UTC+7)

Knockout mapEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 August - Jakarta
 
 
  Libya U-23 5
 
29 August - Jakarta
 
  Myanmar 3
 
  Indonesia 3
 
27 August - Jakarta
 
  Libya U-23 1
 
  Indonesia U-21 0
 
 
  Indonesia 1
 
Third place
 
 
29 August - Jakarta
 
 
  Myanmar 0
 
 
  Indonesia U-211

Semi finalsEdit

  Libya U-235 – 3  Myanmar
Anis   26'   35'   54'
Abdalla   40'
Ali   84'
Report Min   1'   42'
Paing   75'(pen)
Attendance: 5,000

Indonesia U-21  0 – 1  Indonesia
Report Astaman   20'
Attendance: 20,000

FinalsEdit

  Libya U-231 – 3*  Indonesia
Abdalla   13' Report
Attendance: 50,000

Note: The match was cancelled at half time as Libya withdrew due to an altercation between two coaches of each team. Indonesia instantly awarded 3 goals.

Third PlaceEdit

Indonesia U-21  1 – 0  Myanmar
Mulyana   10' Report
Attendance: 50,000

WinnersEdit

 2008 Indonesia Independence Cup Winner 
 
Indonesia
3rd title

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Four countries join Pertamina Independence Cup 2008, by Niken Prathivi, The Jakarta Post, 13-08-2008
  2. ^ Indonesia handed Independence Cup, Jakarta Post, 30-08-2008
  3. ^ A nightmare for Indonesian soccer, by Damar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, 22-12-2008
  4. ^ Riedl’s Indonesian Debut Pushed Back Archived 2011-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, by Wimbo Satwiko, The Jakarta Globe, 17-05-2010