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This is Shin Tae-yong's confession after being humiliated by Iraq 2-1

NOBARTV.CO.ID Shin Tae-yong makes a confession after being defeated by Iraq, Coach Shin Tae-yong gave his confession after his squad lost in the race for third place in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup. Facing Iraq, Marselino Ferdinan et al were humiliated with a final score of 1-2.

The Indonesian national team is certain to finish in fourth place in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup. Last night, they played their final match in the event against Iraq in the battle for third place. Unfortunately, in this match - Nathan Tjoe-A-On et al were defeated with a final score of 1-2.

Initially, the Garuda squad was able to score first. Ivar Jenner's hard kick from outside the penalty box plunged heavily into the Iraqi goal. Unfortunately, not long after Jenner's goal, the Iraqi squad was able to equalize the score at 1-1.

The 1-1 draw score not only lasted until the first half, the equal strength also marked the end of normal time. As a result, the Indonesia vs Iraq match had to be continued through 2×15 minutes of extra time.

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This is Shin Tae-yong's confession after being humiliated by Iraq 2-1
Momentum of Ivar Jenner's celebration after breaking through Iraq's goal (source: IG @afcasiancup)

In this extra time round, bad luck befell the Garuda squad. A few minutes into the first half of extra time, Iraqi winger Ali Jasim managed to score a goal which became the momentum for a comeback for the Young Mesopotamian Lions squad. The 1-2 score even lasted until the end of the match.

As a result, with this defeat, the Garuda squad had to settle for fourth place in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup. Meanwhile, Iraq, Ali Jasim et al were entitled to a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics following Japan and Uzbekistan. So, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup will automatically get one ticket each to the 2024 Paris Olympics multi-event event. As for Indonesia, last night's defeat meant that Shin Tae-yong's team had to play the match. play off against fourth place U23 2023. The team they will face is Guinea. If they are able to win the match against the team from Africa, the Garuda squad will get an additional ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Meanwhile, Shin Tae-yong, coach of the U-23 Indonesian National Team, gave his post-match statement this evening. He gave his confession after his team lost.

“Congratulations to Iraq for qualifying for the Olympics. It's a shame we lost because we did our best. "I think Iraq played well in the second half," said Shin Tae-yong as reported on the official PSSI website.

“There are differences in performance levels, in almost all matches except for 1-2 players we have to play the same 11 players. "Maybe that's why we're having difficulties," he added.

“Of course the players are very tired and exhausted. I think for 2-3 days we have to focus on recovery without touching the ball. After that, for 3-4 days we will touch on tactics and analysis of the opponent's game."

“I will try my best to take this last chance to qualify for the Olympics. "I hope 4 Asian teams will compete in the Olympics," said the coach.

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