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Indonesian league match ends 3-2 after FIVE deliberate own goals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A scandalous second-division match in Indonesia ended 3-2 as both sides scored five own goals in a farcical final 10 minutes in an attempt to lose the game.

PSIS goalkeeper looks on as his teammate scores an own goal against PSS Sleman
PSIS goalkeeper looks on as his teammate scores an own goal against PSS Sleman

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PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang reportedly tried to avoid playing Pusamania Borneo - who are alleged to receive backing from the Indonesian mafia.

For the first 80-odd minutes on Sunday, both teams refused to attack and stroked the ball around aimlessly in midfield.

But when news trickled through at Pusamania were set to come second in their group, PSS deliberately conceded two own-goals in quick succession to put PSIS 2-0 up with two minutes remaining.

Not to be undone, PSIS scored three own-goals of their own to ensure they came second in their group, thus avoiding Pusamania in the next stage of the championship.

Indonesian football has been tarnished by match-fixing allegations in the past, with Mursyid Effendi given a life ban by FIFA in 1998 after scoring a deliberate own goal for Indonesia in a Tiger Cup game against Thailand to avoid having to face hosts Vietnam in the semi-final.


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