Indonesian National team

Except for Justin Hubner, all U-23 national team players fly to Paris to face Guinea U23

NOBARTV.CO.ID Justin Hubner did not join the group, the entire cast did U23 – except Justin Hubner who has just appeared in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup will go to France. There, they will face Guinea U23 in the 2024 Paris Olympics play-off match.

The young Garuda squad ended its work in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup by ranking fourth. Initially, Shin Tae-yong's team made a surprise on the U23 Asian Cup stage. Marselino Ferdinan et al finished in second place in the final standings of Group A.

During their time in the group phase, the Garuda squad only lost once to Qatar. At that time, the Indonesian national team was humiliated by the host 0-2 in a very controversial match. However, in the second and third matches, the Garuda squad was able to wipe out all matches with a win. After beating Australia (1-0), the Garuda squad scored another victory over Jordan (4-1).

These two wins brought the Indonesian National Team to finish in second place in the final standings of Group A and at the same time made them meet South Korea (winner of Group B) in the quarter-finals. Unexpectedly, the match against the young Taeguk Warriors was won by Shin Tae-yong's team with a final score of 11-10. In normal time, the two teams play evenly at 2-2.

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But unfortunately, in the semifinals they lost to Uzbekistan U23 (2-0) as well as against Iraq U23 in the match for third place. In the match against Iraq U23, the young Garuda squad lost with a final score of 2-1.

The defeat in the semifinal round and the match for third place in the U23 Asian Cup meant that the Indonesian National Team failed to get a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics. Because as is known, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup were used as a selection forum for Asian representatives. in sports at the 2024 Paris Olympics multi-event.

Except for Justin Hubner, all U-23 national team players fly to Paris to face Guinea U23
Justin Hubner's disappointment after being defeated by Iraq
(source: IG @justinhubner5)

As a result, now the Indonesian National Team has one more option left to qualify for the Paris Olympics. The way to do this is to beat Guinea U23 as fourth place U23 2024. If they are able to win over Guinea, then Asia will be represented by four teams at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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But unfortunately, ahead of the match against the African team, the Garuda squad lacked one core player, namely Justin Hubner. After the match against Iraq, Justin immediately flew to Japan to join his club Cerezo Osaka. Apart from him, all the players who appeared in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup yesterday were in the group. The plan is that the Paris 2024 Olympic play-off match against Guinea U23 will be held at INF Clairefontaine, Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, France.

"Except for Hubner, all Indonesian U-23 National Team players can fly to Paris," explained National Team Board Chairman Sumardji.

The play off time for the Paris Olympics is planned to be held on Thursday 9 June 2024 at 19.00 WIB.

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