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Elkan Baggott and Dewangga Called by STY to Face Guinea U23



NOBARTV.CO.ID STY summons 2 players to face Guinea U23, the Garuda squad will face Guinea U23 in the play-off round at the 2024 Paris Olympics. This match was held because both teams failed to finish in their respective continental competitions.

Last year, a match was held U23 2023 in Morocco. In this event, Morocco as the host managed to emerge as champion. Meanwhile, Egypt and Mali are ranked second and third respectively.

The three best teams in the 23 U2023 Africa Cup of Nations were declared entitled to advance to the 2024 Paris Olympics. Meanwhile, Guinea U23, the team that was Mali's opponent in the race for third place in the 23 U2023 Africa Cup of Nations, had to go through the play-off round first to be able to appear in the multi-event event. the.

And yesterday, the opponents that Guinea U23 will face in the Paris 2024 Olympic play-offs were confirmed. Indonesia, the young Garuda squad coached by Shin Tae-yong, will be Guinea's opponents in the play-off round. It is certain that the duel between the two teams will occur because Indonesia - at the 23 U2024 Asian Cup yesterday, officially ended its position in fourth place. In the semifinal round, defeated by Uzbekistan 2-0. Meanwhile, in the match for third place, they were defeated by Iraq 2-1.

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Therefore, one ticket to the Paris Olympics will also be contested by two teams from different continents who have suffered the same fate. If the Garuda squad is able to beat Guinea, then Marselino Ferdinan et al will certainly follow Japan, Uzbekistan and Iraq to the 2024 Paris Olympics. This will make the Asian continent have four representatives on the international sports arena. Likewise, vice versa if Guinea U23 is able to defeat the Indonesian National Team. The plan is that the 2024 Paris Olympic play-off duel between Indonesia versus Guinea will be held on Thursday 9 May at INF Clairefontaine, Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, France.

Elkan Baggott and Dewangga Called by STY to Face Guinea U23
Elkan Baggott at the warm up session for the Indonesian National Team (source: IG @elkanbaggott)

But unfortunately, the young Garuda squad is in danger of not being strengthened by one of its flagship players, namely Justin Hubner. The Cerezo Osaka center back had to return to his club after the match for third place against Iraq.

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However, the good news is that the Indonesian U-23 National Team coach, Shin Tae-yong, immediately moved quickly to name two new names. The two players are Elkan Baggott and Alfeandra Dewangga. Previously, Dewangga was called up to the Indonesian U-23 National Team but at that time he was undergoing surgery. Meanwhile, Baggott, the Ipswich Town player, has just ended his loan spell at League One club Bristol Rovers.

It is hoped that the presence of both of them will be the best ammunition for the Indonesian National Team in the match against Guinea U23 next week.

"We are currently preparing for additional players. Only two extra. Meanwhile, what we are preparing is Dewangga and Elkan. "For Elkan, we are writing to his club," said National Team Board Chairman Sumardji.

“Nathan and the others are still [still in the national team]. "In the meantime, this is the information for now, we will inform you again when there are developments," concluded the man who also has the status of a middle-ranking Police officer.

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