“Surprised by Shin Tae-yong Magic in 134th place” Envy of the group stage, “We can’t even imagine.”


China expressed envy of Indonesia’s “Shin Tae-yong Magic.”

Japanese soccer media Football Zone reported on Thursday that the Indonesian Under-23 (U-23) team beat the Republic of Korea after a penalty shootout. Not only Indonesia but also other Asian countries were in shock.

The Indonesian U-23 team, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, won the match against the South Korean U-23 team in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian qualifying round for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Cup and Paris Olympics held at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday. The two teams were tied for victory or defeat with a score of 2 to 2 until the playoff. Indonesia won the match with a score of 11-10 after the shootout.

With this victory, Indonesia will be able to advance to the Olympics for the first time in 68 years since the 1956 Melbourne Games. The first to third place teams in this year’s event will have the ticket to the Paris Olympics. The final destination will be determined through an intercontinental playoff with African teams. Korea, on the other hand, ended its bid to advance to the Olympics after failing to advance to the quarterfinals. Korea is the first country in the world to advance to the Olympics for 10 consecutive times. However, it still suffered a setback after failing to pass the semifinal.

The football zone said, “It is the first time in 40 years that Korea missed an Olympic ticket since the 1984 Los Angeles Games. The loser was Indonesia, which is ranked 134th in the FIFA rankings. Korea is ranked 23rd. Chinese media are also paying attention to the result.” Citing a report by the Chinese media outlet Jokugubo, the newspaper said, “Indonesia has seen athletes who grew up in the Netherlands perform well.” 메이저사이트 According to the Jokugubo, fans showed reactions such as “Dutch B team (Indonesia), will become a strong Asian team going forward,” and “I can’t believe we beat Korea. We can’t even imagine,” and “China has not changed as Asian countries strengthen their teams with naturalized players.”

China lost to Japan (0-1) and Korea (0-2) in Group B of this year’s event. China was eliminated in the group stage.

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