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The 2nd YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL Indonesia 2010

August 3, 2010


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The winning team Indonesia-2


Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor group companies in Indonesia* organized the 2nd YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL Indonesia 2010 from July 30 to August 1 in Jakarta as an international youth football tournament with co-organization support from Indonesia's Ministry of Youth and Sport. Over the three days of the tournament some 5,000 spectators gathered to watch the games (2,000 on Aug. 1) and cheer the home team Indonesia-2 to victory in the final championship match.

This tournament was competed by six under-13 teams representing the four countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam (two teams each from the host country Indonesia and the 2008 winning country, Vietnam). The six teams were divided into two groups by lottery and competed in a round robin. The teams finishing 1st and 2nd in these two round robins then qualified to compete in the final tournament.
The contestants in the final match were team Indonesia-2 and team Thailand, worthy opponents that had battled to a tie previously in the group round robin. Spurred on by the "Indonesia" call from the avid home spectators in the grandstand, the Indonesian team scored the first goal in the opening minutes of the game. Five minutes later, the Thai goalkeeper stopped another Indonesian shot on goal, only to have it fall from his hands and roll into the goal, giving team Indonesia-2 a precious second score. Fighting back with determination, the Thai team managed to score a goal of just before the whistle to end the exciting first half with a rally.
The Thai team hoped to carry that momentum into the second half, but the first to strike successfully was team Indonesia-2. Two minutes into the half, the home team made the score 3-1. As the home spectators cheered wildly for the Indonesian team, the Thai team appeared to show the pressure as its players committed fouls in succession. The game went on to the end with no further goals and team Indonesia-2 emerged as victors of the 3-day tournament and winners of the title of champions of the 2nd YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL Indonesia 2010.
After the match, the jubilant winning team went over to the grandstand to show their gratitude for the strong support the spectators had given them with a bow. The crowd responded with what seemed to be the biggest applause of the day, which resounded throughout the stadium and filled everyone with the joy of victory.
Prior to this final match, the other home team, Indonesia-1, had played the team from Malaysia to decide third place. Throughout the first and second half of play, neither team could score and the game was forced into overtime for the first time in the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP. When the overtime failed to produce a winner the game entered a penalty kickoff that the Indonesian team won by 4-2 to bring the 3rd place to the host country.

With all of the hot competition of the tournament's matches behind them, all the football-loving players from the four countries joined together in the afternoon for a trip to Jakarta's Seaworld Ancol aquarium and an opportunity to deepen the international fellowship of their sport. At the ensuing farewell party, the exchanges between the players of the different countries continued, with handshakes and shoulders embraced and then with dancing and talk of the events they had shared in this international sporting event.

The YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL tournament is organized with the aim of becoming a high-profile symbol of the Yamaha Motor group's sport promotion in the ASEAN region that football-playing youth in the region will long to compete in and will contribute to the spread of the sport and elevating the competitiveness of the players and teams. The tournament is to be hosted on a rotating basis by the participating countries, with the third tournament scheduled to be held in Thailand in 2011.


*PT. YAMAHA MOTOR KENCANA INDONESIA (YMKI) and PT. YAMAHA INDONESIA MOTOR



Winners comment - Team Indonesia-2, Coach Rohmat

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"I am very happy that we have been able to win the championship as representatives of the host country. I believe we owe this victory to the hard work of our players and the fact that they went into this contest with a strong determination to win. Before each match, they gathered in a circle on the field and shouted, "Yamaha Indonesia bias!" (Yamaha Indonesia Can!). That filled them with the feeling that they were representing their country and inspired them to play hard. After this, when the players go back to play football again with their individual clubs and school teams, I am sure that they will remember this valuable experience of having represented their country and that the things they have learned will be an asset in their football from now on. I believe that this tournament will benefit not only the individual players but also serve to promote football in the region and help raise the level of the sport. Off the field as well, this tournament provides a wonderful opportunity for all the participants to build friendships with young people of their own generation in the other countries."


Winning team player comment - Team Indonesia-2 Captain, Imam Ghazall Ruatan

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"I am very happy and very proud that we were able to participate in the ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL tournament and to win the championship. Because we represented the host country in this tournament, we practiced hard and it was tough at times, but we always had the support of our families. Since this was a team where we all practiced hard together and encouraged each other, we all believed in and supported each other in the games. We also learned a lot by playing against teams from other countries, especially the skillful ball handling and passing of the Thai team. In the future I want to become a professional football player. I hope to make the most of what I learned here, and my aim is to some day become a player who can represent Indonesia on our national team."


2nd place - Team Thailand, Head Coach Somsak Senchoawanich

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"I'm sorry that we were not able to win, because I believe we had equal ability as a team. But on behalf of all our players and myself and everyone involved in our team, I want to thank Yamaha for giving us this wonderful event. It provides a valuable experience for the players, and for that reason I hope Yamaha will continue to organize the ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL tournament in the years to come. This opportunity to play against teams from other countries and to make friends with them will certainly be an asset for all of the young people who participated. What's more, when the players return to their own countries they will talk about this experience, and that will surely inspire the young people around them as well."


3rd place - Team Indonesia-2, Coach Anugrah

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"We never expected that the match would go all the way through the overtime period with no scoring and be decided with a penal kick shootout. Before the start of the overtime, I told my players that this was their game and they should just concentrate on their play and not worry about the result and whatever else was going on off the field. I feel that this tournament is an excellent opportunity for the players to learn and gain valuable experience. It is a chance to learn technique from the players of other countries and also a chance to make new friends of their same age group in other countries. I also felt that this is a competition that can build affinity for the Yamaha brand and spread its popularity. I definitely want to participate again next year."


Comment by Toshizumi Kato, YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL Indonesia 2010 Organizing Committee Director / Executive Officer, Motorcycle Business Operations, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

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"First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the people that helped make the 2nd YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL tournament a great success. This success was made possible by our co-organizers at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the people of the Indonesian Football Federation and the hard work and hospitality of all of the people from the host country who contributed to the event. The excitement and the quality of play in the matches was also so impressive that it was hard to believe it was an under-13 competition, and I am certain that all of the spectators enjoyed it thoroughly. It was amazing and inspiring to see the determination of the players as they chased the ball to the last whistle and never gave up hope of victory. I showed me once again and in new ways what tremendous power and potential lies in the people of the ASEAN countries. To YMC and the global Yamaha Motor group, the ASEAN region represents one of the most important markets in the world, and this tournament is part of our group efforts to contribute to the communities of this vital region through the communication and youth development that sports can bring. At Yamaha Motor, we believe that activities in sport that provide the kind of shared excitement and deep satisfaction that we call Kando* in Japanese, and these activities continue to be an important part of our corporate culture that expresses the Yamaha spirit in a very direct and positive way. As a corporate group, we will continue to promote sporting activities here in the ASEAN region, not only in football but also in motor sport, with our motorcycle race competition bearing the same ASEAN CUP name, as well as other types of events that we hope will bring Kando to the people of the region."


Comment by Eiji Tada, Vice President of PT. YAMAHA MOTOR KENCANA INDONESIA, representing the host country

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"Thanks to the efforts of our co-organizers at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the people of the Indonesian Football Federation, the members of the press and so many other people who cooperated in this event, the 2nd YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL tournament has come to a successful conclusion in its first holding here in Indonesia. Indonesia is a country where motorcycle racing is very popular, and Yamaha Cup races have been organized here for more than 20 years. Since 2003, we have also been holding the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE, which brings together riders from the countries of the ASEAN region in an event that rotates among the participating countries on an annual basis. I am very pleased that now we are able to organize another regional event under the same YAMAHA ASEAN CUP name in another popular sport in Indonesia, football. Even though Indonesia didn't have a team participating in this year's FIFA World Cup, that great event inspired a lot of enthusiasm for the sport of football and there were many public-viewing events held around the country. I feel that that, coming just after the exciting World Cup finale, this YAMAHA ASEAN CUP FOOTBAL tournament offered many spectators a chance to continue their enthusiastic enjoyment of the sport. It happens that the Indonesian team that participated in the 1st YAMAHA ASEAN CUP FOOTBALL tournament in Vietnam two years ago was unable to compete on the level of the other counties' teams and it made people aware of the need to strengthen the youth football program here. This time, as the host country, promising players were gathered from around the country with the aim of putting together teams that could win the tournament. These players practiced together in a one-month football camp and these efforts received the support of the Indonesian government, which sets sport development as one of its goals. In the future, we will continue to contribute to the communities of the region to whom we are so indebted through concrete, grassroots efforts, and we will organize the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP U-13 FOOTBALL program as an event that brings shared excitement and deep satisfaction to everyone involved."


*Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feeling of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that people experience when they encounter something of exceptional value.



Results
Match 1 (Group A) July 30 8:00 - 9:10

Team Indonesia-1
2
0 - 0
0
Team Vietnam-1
2 - 0

Match 2 (Group B) July 30 10:30 - 11:40

Team Indonesia-2
4
3 - 0
0
Team Vietnam-2
1 - 0

Match 3 (Group A) July 30 15:00 - 16:10

Team Malaysia
1
0 - 1
2
Team Indonesia-1
1 - 1

Match 4 (Group B) July 30 16:30 - 17:40

Team Thailand
1
1 - 1
1
Team Indonesia-2
0 - 0

Match 5 (Group A) July 31 8:30 - 9:40

Team Vietnam-1
2
1 - 2
2
Team Malaysia
1 - 0

Match 6 (Group B) July 31 10:00 - 11:10

Team Vietnam-2
0
0 - 1
5
Team Thailand
0 - 4


Group results (Win = 3 points; loss = 0 points; tie = 1 point)
Group A


Group B



Final Tournament



Final tournament match 1 July 31 15:00 - 16:10

Team Indonesia-1
0
0 - 2
0
Team Indonesia-2
0 - 0

Final tournament match 2 July 31 16:30 - 17:40

Team Thailand
2
1 - 0
0
Team Malaysia
1 - 0

Playoff for 3rd August 1 8:00 - 9:10

Team Indonesia-1
0
0 - 0
0
Team Malaysia
0 - 0
(PK4 - 2)

Final championship match August 1 9:20 - 10:30

Team Indonesia-2
3
2 - 1
1
Team Thailand
1 - 0

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