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Indonesia Replaces Egypt to Participate in 2024 Toulon Tournament in France

NOBARTV.CO.ID The Garuda squad will take part in the Toulon Tournament. The young Garuda squad will again take part in an annual football event called the Toulon Tournament. Indonesia was able to take part after Egypt chose to withdraw.

The 23 U2024 Asian Cup has ended. In the highest football event on the Asian continent for this age group, young Garuda ended its position as fourth champion. They lost in the semifinals and also failed to secure third place.

Likewise with the 2024 Paris Olympics play off. In the play off match against the Guinea U23 National Team, Ivar Jenner et al were defeated with a narrow score of 1-0. This defeat ensured that the young Garuda squad would not appear in the multi-event event.

But the good news is, in the near future, the Garuda squad for the U-20 age group will be in action at another event. The event is the Toulon Tournament which will be held in France. Two years ago (2022), also take part in the event.

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This year's Toulon tournament is the 50th edition. Interestingly, the Garuda squad's participation was never actually planned. So, initially, Egypt was one of the contestants who would appear at the event. However, because the African country chose to withdraw, PSSI, which received the offer, immediately accepted the offer to become one of the participants.

The plan is that this event will be held next month - June 2024. The young Garuda squad itself is confirmed to be in group B with Italy, Japan, Panama and Ukraine.

In this football tournament, which is also known as the Tournoi Maurice Revello, PSSI will most likely send a young Garuda squad coached by Indra Sjafri. Indra himself welcomed Indonesia's participation. By participating in this event, the squad's preparations for the upcoming U20 Asian Cup Qualification will be more mature.

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Indonesia Replaces Egypt to Participate in 2024 Toulon Tournament in France
Portrait of Indonesian U20 National Team players in a trial match (source: IG @timnas.indonesia)

"Yes (it's true that the event being participated in was Toulon)," said Indra Sjafri.

"Yesterday, Mr. Ketum, I conveyed to him that there was information from the PSSI secretariat that we were invited by Toulon, but initially they did not invite us," he added.

“We need international matches with comparable opponents. "For Qualification (20 U2024 Asian Cup) in September," he concluded.

The following is Indonesia's complete schedule for the 2024 Toulon Tournament:

  • Tuesday, June 4: Indonesia vs Ukraine at 23.00 WIB
  • Thursday, June 6: Indonesia vs Panama at 23.00 WIB
  • Saturday, June 8: Japan vs Indonesia at 19.00 WIB
  • Wednesday, June 12: Italy vs Indonesia at 23.15 WIB

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