Match: Indonesia v Vietnam
Date: 3 December, Saturday
Time: 8pm SGT/5:30pm IST/12pm GMT
Competition: AFF Suzuki Cup 2016
Venue: Stadion Pakansari Bogor, Indonesia
TV Channel: In Singapore, the live TV coverage will be on Fox Sports.
Indonesia take on Vietnam in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final first leg in Bogor on Saturday.
The hosts progressed to the last-four stages of the tournament after finishing second behind group heavyweights Thailand. A second half strike from Stefano Lilipaly against Singapore in their final group game sealed the spot.
Alfred Riedl's unit has done a commendable job after having got back from a year-long Fifa suspension only earlier this year. The Garudas played only four competitive matches before their Suzuki Cup campaign and two of them came against their Saturday's opponents Vietnam. While they managed to seal a 2-2 draw in September, they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat the following month.
However, in the ongoing tournament, Indonesia have played with attacking flair and the results have followed them. Riedl, who was the former Vietnam coach, was all praise of his former team and his then captain Nguyen Huu Thang, who has succeeded him. However, the Austrian believes that the 2008 champions will find it difficult to prove their supremacy against his men.
"It will be very difficult for us to advance to the final. They might be a little bit better than us, but they will have to prove it," Riedl said, as quoted by the tournament's official website.
However, the Garudas are likely to miss their in-form skipper Boas Solossa, who skipped training due to illness. They will also be without the services of defenders Fachrudin Aryanto and Rudolof Basna, who have suspended for the clash. It will be a concern for them as they have conceded seven goals, second most in the tournament.
On the other hand, Vietnam are looking like serious title contenders as they have had a perfect record in the group stages, decimating Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar. The Golden stars will also be motivated to give a perfect send off to their influential striker Le Cong Vinh, who will be hanging up his boots after the tournament.
Indonesia: Fox Sports
Malaysia: Fox Sports
Myanmar: Fox Sports, Skynet
Philippines: Fox Sports
Cambodia: Fox Sports
China: Star Sports
Republic of Korea: Star Sports
Vietnam: Fox Sports
Possible XI: Hermansyah; Wahyudi, Kusnadar, Rahman, Lestaluhu; Dimas, Lilipaly, Sinaga, Ripora; Baru, Solossa
Possible XI: Nguyen Manh; Dinh Dong, Dinh Luat, Ngoc Hai, Van Thanh; Trong Hoang, Van Thang, Hoang Thinh, Thanh Trung; Van Quyet, Cong Vinh