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Australian National Team Legend Encourages Marselino: You Will Be the Future of Football!

NOBARTV.CO.ID Marselino received praise from the Australian national team legend, Wonderkid Marselino Ferdinand received a message of encouragement from Australian legend Tim Cahill. Cahill conveyed this message via a video call with Marselino.

The 23 U2024 Asian Cup has finished. In this football event which was held in Qatar, Ernando Ari et al ended their position in fourth place. These results were obtained after the young Garuda squad lost in the semifinal match and again failed to win the match over Iraq in the match for third place.

Fourth position in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup meant that Shin Tae-yong's team had to undergo a play-off match against Guinea U23. Yes, as is known, places 1 to 3 in the U23 Asian Cup automatically qualify for the big event at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Meanwhile, for the team ranked fourth, they have to undergo a play-off match against Guinea. In this case, it was the Indonesian national team that faced the team from Africa.

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Unfortunately, in the match against Guinea, the young Garuda squad lost again. They lost with a final score of 1-0 through Ilaix Moriba's single goal. These results closed the opportunity for young Garuda to appear at the Paris Olympics. And now, the players are back home.

Australian National Team Legend Encourages Marselino: You Will Be the Future of Football!
Marselino Ferdinan's action at the 23 U2024 Asian Cup (source: IG @timnas.indonesia)

Upon returning to his homeland, one of the Indonesian national team players, Marselino Ferdinan, uploaded a video on his social media account. The video shows him with one of the legendary Australian players named Tim Cahill. Cahill in the video appears to be encouraging the young KMSK Deinze player.

Because it cannot be denied, Marselino was one of the most highlighted players at the U23 Asian Cup yesterday. The player's performance in the match against Iraq was highlighted by many people for several reasons. The former Persebaya Surabaya player is considered to play selfishly, thereby wasting many golden opportunities. As a result, he received verbal abuse and swearing from many people.

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Chances are, that's what made Cahill make a video call with Marselino.

“My man listen, what do you need on and off the pitch, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here for you. "The most important thing now is that you enjoy football, train hard and believe," said Tim Cahill to Marselino.

“Congratulations to Indonesia [for its achievements in 2024]. "You are a good example and will be the future of football," he concluded.

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