“I fought hard. I won’t miss the last chance.”

Indonesia’s U-23 national team, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, lost 1-2 to Iraq after extra time in the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup third-place match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 3rd (Korea time).

The top three teams in the tournament will get tickets to the Paris Olympics, and Indonesia, which ranked fourth, will once again compete for tickets to the Olympics by playing the Intercontinental Playoff (PO) against Guinea, the fourth-place team in the African qualifying round.

Indonesia is aiming to advance to the finals of the football Olympics for the first time in 68 years since the 1956 Melbourne Games with “Shin Tae-yong Magic.”

According to Indonesian media outlet Compass after the match, Shin admitted his defeat and said, “I think Iraq played well in the second half. Maybe our players didn’t show solidity to all the players on an individual level,” adding, “Both teams fought hard to secure the third place. I’m grateful to the players who did their best.”

The Guineas and PO matches will take place in Paris on Wednesday. Shin said, “The players are very tired and exhausted. They have to focus on recovery without touching the ball for two to three days. They have to experience analysis and tactics on the third to fourth days.” 먹튀검증

This is the last chance to qualify for the Paris Olympics. “I will do my best not to miss the last chance to advance to the Olympics. I hope four Asian teams will participate in the Olympics,” Shin said.

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