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Indonesia vs Jordan: Garuda Squad on the Verge of History

NOBARTV.CO.ID Indonesia is on the verge of history, young Garuda's steps to make new history in the U23 Asian Cup are in sight. If they are able to hold a draw or even score a win over Jordan, history will officially be created.

Yes, as is known, Tonight U23 will meet the Jordan U23 National Team. The duel between Indonesia vs Jordan will be held at the Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Stadium. This duel is on the third matchday of the 23 U2024 Asian Cup.

So, in the two matches that have been played, Indonesia and Jordan achieved different results. The Garuda squad has won one of the two matches played. At that time, Shin Tae-yong's team won over Australia with a final score of 1-0. As for the other match, Marselino Ferdinan et al were humiliated by Qatar 2-0.

Meanwhile, the Jordan U23 National Team, Abu Zema's team, have only recorded one point from the two matches they have played. Yes, they were only able to draw when they met Australia and experienced the same fate as Indonesia when they faced Qatar. Therefore, the current position of the Indonesian National Team in the standings of Group A is in second place while Jordan is right below it.

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Even though the points between the two teams are only two points apart (Indonesia 3 – Jordan 1), both teams have the same chance of qualifying to accompany Qatar to the quarter-finals. For Jordan, the only thing that can make them advance to the quarter-finals is to beat the Indonesian national team and hope that in the other match, Qatar will win over Australia. Meanwhile, for the Indonesian National Team, just a draw will allow Marselino Ferdinan et al to qualify for the knock-out phase. Yes, with just a draw, the Garuda squad will qualify for the quarter-finals regardless of the results of the other matches. Why?

Indonesia vs Jordan: Garuda Squad on the Verge of History
Goal celebration from Indonesian U-23 National Team players
(source: IG @afcasiancup)

So, head to head, Indonesia is ahead of Australia because previously Indonesia won over the team nicknamed the Socceroos. Therefore, if they are able to hold Qatar to a draw while in the other match Australia succeeded in crushing Qatar - so the points for both teams are the same, but the Garuda squad will be the one who will qualify based on head to head.

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If that happens, then qualifying for the Indonesian National Team will not just be something to be proud of. But there a new history will be created for Indonesian football. Previously, the Indonesian national team made history by qualifying for the U23 Asian Cup for the first time. The historical record continued when they met Australia in the previous match. This history is the victory of the Indonesian National Team for the first time in history at this event. And if they are able to qualify for the knock-out phase tonight, then that will also be new history because for the first time the Indonesian national team has qualified for the quarter-finals of the U23 Asian Cup since it was first held.

Therefore, this Indonesia vs Jordan match deserves to be called a historical determining match for the young Garuda squad.

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