Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia clash with Uzbekistan in U-23 Asian Cup semi-final


Indonesia of Shin Tae-yong, who beat South Korea to advance to the semifinals, will compete with Uzbekistan for a ticket to the finals.

Uzbekistan defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup at Khalifa International Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar, on the 26th (Korea time).

Uzbekistan took the lead with Kusain Norchayev’s first goal in the extra time of the first half.

Saudi Arabia, which was seeking to chase, was outnumbered by Ayman Yahia’s exit in the 25th minute of the second half, and Uzbekistan sealed the match with Umarali Rahmonaliyev’s additional goal in the 39th minute of the second half.

As a result, Indonesia’s opponent in the semifinals has been decided by Uzbekistan.

Indonesia got off to a shaky start with a loss to Qatar in the opening match of the tournament, but it later defeated Australia and Jordan to advance to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 loss and second place in Group A.

In the quarterfinals, they faced South Korea 2-2 until extra time, which was seeking to advance to the Olympic finals for 10 consecutive times, and then won 11-10 in the shootout to secure a ticket to the semifinals.

Three-and-a-half tickets are up for grabs in this tournament. The first-three spots will go straight to the Olympic finals, while the fourth spot will go to the intercontinental playoffs.

If Indonesia beats Uzbekistan in the semifinals, it will not only advance to the final of the tournament but also confirm its advance to the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics finals.

If Indonesia loses, it will head to the 3-4th place match, where a win in the 3-4th place match will earn a direct ticket to the Olympics, but if it loses, it will determine the owner of the ticket to Paris through an intercontinental playoff against Guinea, ranked fourth in Africa. 토토사이트

Meanwhile, Japan and Iraq will clash in the other semi-final.

Japan advanced to the semifinals by beating Qatar 4-2 in the quarterfinals. Iraq also defeated Vietnam 1-0, and successfully advanced to the semifinals.

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