Indonesians claim foul play led to defeat

July 15, 2007
By Peter Rutherford
JAKARTA, July 15 (Reuters) - Draped in national flags and red soccer uniforms, three busloads of irate Indonesian fans vented their fury at the Asian Football Confederation on Sunday, alleging biased refereeing led to a 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia. The fans, many of whom had travelled hours by bus and train on Saturday for the Group D game in Jakarta, carried banners saying 'AFC Go To Hell!' and 'AFC Referee Unfair'. They claimed referee Ali Al Badwawi from the UAE favoured the Saudi Arabian side. Two ...

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