‘Shin Tae Yong Magic’ triumphs over officiating controversy

It was Shin Tae Yong ‘magic’ again.

The Indonesia U-23 national team won their third Group A match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup and the Asian final qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games 4-1 against Jordan at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Indonesia advanced to the quarterfinals after finishing second in the group with a 2-1-1 record (6 points). Indonesia qualified for the U-23 Asian Cup for the first time this year and advanced past the group stage under Shin. It was the first time they had ever reached the quarterfinals. Indonesia will face the winner of Group B in the quarterfinals.

According to the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Shin said after the match, “I am very happy with the players and the team. I want to share the joy with the Indonesian fans. We have not been able to play for a while because of COVID-19. We have grown this much in two years,” said Shin.

It’s an upset. Indonesia was categorized as the bottom of the group based on objective strength of schedule. Before the tournament, he said, 바카라사이트 “We’re stressed about the availability of players. In fact, we lost three or four players. There is a loss of power. If all the players (as originally envisioned) had come, it would have been a double team, not a triple team. But it’s hard to get players who play in Europe,” he said in frustration.

It started off badly. Indonesia lost 0-2 to ‘home’ team Qatar in their first group game, leaving a bad taste in their mouths.

Indonesia had two players sent off in the match. Midfielder Ivar Jenner accumulated cautions and striker Ramadan Samanta was sent off with a red card. After the game, Shin said, “If you look at it, there were too many (bad) refereeing decisions in the game. It’s not a soccer game, it’s a comedy show. It was too much. Football shouldn’t be played like this, and the moment (Jenner) was shown the first red card, there was no contact at all,” he said, criticizing the officiating.

Shin refused to give up, and his team produced drama in the second leg, beating ‘favorites’ Australia 1-0. With momentum on their side, Indonesia went on to make history by knocking out Jordan.

Since taking over the reins in 2020, Shin has been on a roll.

They finished runners-up at the 2020 AFF Championship and won a bronze medal at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games. In January, they qualified for their first ever tournament at the Qatar Asian Cup. More recently, they were all smiles as they secured back-to-back wins against ‘rivals’ Vietnam in the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup.

Shin’s contract with Indonesia expires in June. 사설 토토사이트 The PSSI is reportedly positive about renewing his contract. The Indonesian media has been calling for Shin’s re-signing. Indonesia’s Bola reported, “It’s time for PSSI to honor its promise to coach Shin. We need a three-year contract,” reported Bola.

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