Sudirman Cup 2015

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Football lovers in Indonesia will be the witness of the less prestigious football tournament after the Indonesia President Cup called Sudirman Cup. Sudirman Cup is held after the President Cup in 2015 which is closed with the victory of Persib Bandung. And now the football promoter, Mahaka Sports and Entertainment is rolling out the newest football tournament in order to celebrate the anniversary of TNI on 70th year old with the passion to raise the spirit of competition in Indonesia. These are the teams which competed in Sudirman Cup 2015 Persib Bandung, Persipura Jayapura, Arema Cronus, Bali United Pusam, Persipasi Bandung Raya, PSM Makassar, Persija Jakarta, Mitra Kukar, Bonek FC, Gresik United, Pusamania Borneo FC, Persiba Balikpapan, Persela Lamongan, Sriwijaya FC, and PS TNI.

The plan for the Sudirman Cup tournament is taken place from November 14 2015 until January 24 2016. But the organizers decided to rearrange the schedule became 10 November 2015 together with the opening ceremony. As the beginning of the tournament Arema Cronus strove against Persegres Gresik United at 8 p.m. After passing the preliminary round, there are 8 teams which succeeded to run to the quarter finals. The teams are PS TNI, Semen Padang, Mitra Kukar, Persija, Arema, PBFC, Persipura and Surabaya United. Those teams divided into two groups, namely Group D which going to play the tournament in Solo and Group E which is going to play in Sleman, Yogyakarta. Here is the schedule for the tournament of Sudirman cup for the round eight:

Group D, December 12 2015

PS TNI vs Semen Padang played in Solo at 15:00 WIB

Mitra Kukar vs Persija played in Solo at 19:30 WIB

Grup E, December 13, 2015

PBFC vs Surabaya United played in Sleman at 15:00 WIB

Arema vs Persipura played in Sleman at 19:30 WIB

Grup D, Decmber 15, 2015

Semen Padang vs Mitra Kukar played in Solo at 15:00 WIB

Persija vs PS TNI played in Solo at 19:30 WIB

Tanggal 19 Desember 2015

Grup E, December 19, 2015

Persipura vs PBFC played in Sleman at 15:00 WIB

Surabaya United vs Arema played in Sleman at 19:30 WIB

Grup D, December 20, 2015

PS TNI vs Mitra Kukar played in Solo at 15:00 WIB

Persija vs Semen Padang played in Solo at 19:30 WIB

Grup E, December 22, 2015

Persipura vs Surabaya United played in Sleman at 15:00 WIB

Arema vs PBFC played in Sleman at 19:30 WIB

The schedule for Sudirman Cup 2015 for semifinal round will be held on 9 until 17 January 2016. And for the final round will be on January 24 2015. Actually the system for the Sudirman Cup 2015 is different with the previous football tournament, President Cup. In the Sudirman Cup, there is no draw in the preliminary round. If there are two teams got a draw, a penalty shoot will be the only way to find the winner. The preliminary round will be divided into three groups, Malang, Bali, and Surabaya. The prize in Sudirman Cup 2015 for the team who can run to the semi-final will get 1.5 billion rupiahs and the first championship will earn 2.5 billion rupiahs.

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