Indonesia tops Asian Games standings, Indian GP is chaotic

CNN Indonesia

Wednesday September 20, 2023 06:21 IWST

Many Rumakiek celebrate after scoring a goal against Kyrgyzstan at the 2023 Asian Games. (Doc. NOC Indonesia)

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

News Indonesian U-24 national team leading Group F of the 2023 Asian Games after successfully defeating Kyrgyzstan 2-0, Tuesday (19/9), became the most popular sports news on in the past 24 hours.

Apart from this, news regarding the chaotic implementation of Indian MotoGP 2023 is also the most popular sports news.

Here are the three most popular sports news stories in the last 24 hours on, summarized in the Top 3 Sports:

1. Asian Games standings: Indonesian U-24 national team on top

The Indonesian U-24 national team now has the right to top Group F of the 2023 Asian Games after successfully defeating Kyrgyzstan 2-0 on Tuesday (19/9).

Indonesia had to work hard to achieve victory over Kyrgyzstan, who had a pretty strong defense at the East Stadium of Zhejiang Normal University, Hangzhou, China.

Indonesia’s two winning goals came in the second half thanks to the brilliant play of Ramai Rumakiek in the 58th minute and Hugo Samir in added time of the second half.

This result allowed Indonesia to share the lead with North Korea, who had also won previously. North Korea managed to beat Taiwan 2-0.

Indonesia and North Korea scored three points with the same goal difference (2 goals). Indonesia has the right to be above North Korea because it has better discipline points.

Meanwhile, Taiwan and Kyrgyzstan occupy the third and fourth positions in the 2022 (2023) Asian Games Group F standings.

Next, Indonesia will face Taiwan on Thursday (21/9) at 3:00 p.m. WIB. Meanwhile, North Korea faced Kyrgyzstan in the same stadium at 6:30 p.m. WIB.

2023 Asian Games Group F Standings
1. Indonesia 3
2. North Korea 3
3. Kyrgyzstan 0
4. Taiwan 0

2. Conditions required for the Indonesian U-24 national team to qualify for the Asian Games Top 16 on Thursday

The Indonesian U-24 national team can secure their qualification for the round of 16 of the 2023 Asian Games on Thursday (21/9) against Taiwan. Here are the conditions to achieve this.

The Indonesian U-24 national team bagged three points in the match against Kyrgyzstan. Goals from Ramai Rumakiek and Hugo Samir helped the Indonesian U-24 national team beat Kyrgyzstan with a score of 2-0.

In another match, North Korea also managed to beat Taiwan with a score of 2-0. Quick goals from Ri Jo Guk and Kim Kuk Jin became North Korea’s winning goals in this match.

In the second match, the Indonesian U-24 national team will face Taiwan. Meanwhile, in another match, North Korea will face Kyrgyzstan. This schedule means that the Indonesian U-24 national team has the opportunity to clinch a ticket to qualify for the round of 16 of the Asian Games after the second match.

The condition is that the Indonesian U-24 national team and North Korea both win in the second match. With these results, Indonesia and North Korea will both collect six points from the two matches.

3. Indian MotoGP is chaotic, motorcycle cargo is transported using old trucks

Preparations for the 2023 Indian MotoGP at the Buddh Circuit on Sunday (24/9) were full of chaos after the cargo of the riders’ motorcycles was transported using an old truck.

The Indian MotoGP could be one of the “toughest” this season. The reason is that there was chaos in various aspects before the first MotoGP race at the Buddh circuit.

Less than a week before the race, many team members have not yet received their visas. The result was that the original plan was messed up.

Race teams also have difficulty obtaining the food and drinks they need. As a result, they fear that the food will be contaminated, causing intestinal infections.

Besides the chaos, the one that attracted the most attention was when the cargo of MotoGP motorcycles was transported by trailer or open truck, usually used to transport containers.


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