“I’m going to write a miracle, even though it’s strong”.
Indonesia, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, will play Australia in the round of 16 of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at 8:30 p.m. on the 28th (Korea Standard Time) at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium.
This is the first time that Indonesia has reached the round of 16 at the Asian Cup. Indonesia has been on the stage of the Asian Cup finals four times so far, but all of them have been eliminated from the group stage. Coach Shin Tae-yong led Indonesia to the finals for the first time since 2007 and established a history of the round of 16.
It even helped the sky. Indonesia was on the verge of elimination after losing 1-3 to Japan in its third Group D match on the 24th. The final performance of the group stage was one win and two losses in three games and three points (loss -2). As China, which is ranked third in Group A, has already beaten China, which is ranked third in Group A (2 points), it had to pray for the remaining team to slip down, either third in Group E or third in Group F.
A foreign correspondent called it a “miracle” during the press conference. “The possibility (of advancing to the round of 16) is not something I can say. I think it’s the will of the heaven,” coach Shin Tae-yong also said.
In the last match, Oman, ranking third in Group F, tied with Kyrgyzstan 1-1 and remained at two points, while Indonesia became the main player in the last round of 16. Indonesian players and coach Shin Tae-yong embraced and shared joy.
Coach Shin Tae-yong expressed his strong ambition in an interview ahead of the match against Australia. He stressed that he wants to catch Australia and play against his native Korea in the quarterfinals. Korea will play against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16.
“My next goal is simple. I want to have a showdown with Korea in the quarterfinals,” coach Shin Tae-yong said. “Of course, I know it will not be easy. Just looking at FIFA rankings, Indonesia ranks 146th and Australia ranks 25th. Korea is 23rd, which is higher. There is a big gap in skills.” 헤라카지노도메인
He added, “Maybe a minor mistake will determine our victory or defeat. I hope you fight well against Australia and get a satisfactory result. And I want Korea to catch Saudi Arabia and meet them in the quarterfinals.”