Seon-Hong Hwang faces Tae-Yong Shin of Indonesia on the road to the Paris Olympics – Dong-A Ilbo VRESP

Korea beat Japan and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U-23 Asian Cup by taking first place in the group. Coach Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in history. The Korea-Indonesia quarterfinals will be held at 2:30 a.m. on the 26th.

Sun-Hong Hwang, who is aiming to advance to the Olympic finals for the 10th time in a row, will face an inevitable match against Indonesia, led by coach Shin Tae-yong, in the quarterfinals.

The U-23 national soccer team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong will play the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup against Japan held at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, at 10 p.m. on the 22nd (Korean time). ‘ In the final third game of Group B, the team won 1-0 thanks to Kim Min-woo (Düsseldorf)’s winning goal in the 30th minute of the second half.

As a result, Korea defeated Japan (2 wins, 1 loss, 6 points) in second place with all three wins in the group stage (9 points) and advanced to the quarterfinals in first place. By advancing to the tournament in first place in the group, they were able to avoid the difficult host nation, Qatar.

The opponent in the quarterfinals is Indonesia (6 points), ranked 2nd in Group A, led by coach Shin Tae-yong.

In the first match of the group stage, Indonesia struggled with unclear decisions and lost 0-2 to Qatar.

However, in the second game, they pulled off a surprise by beating Australia, who were considered strong candidates for the quarterfinals along with Qatar, 1-0, increasing their chances of advancing to the tournament.

They then won 4-1 against Jordan in the final match on the 21st, successfully advancing to the quarterfinals of the U-23 Asian Cup for the first time in history. They were followed by Qatar (7 points).

As the match between Korean coaches took place in the quarterfinals, it attracted great attention.

In particular, coach Shin Tae-yong has experience leading the U-20 national team, U-23 national team, and A national team in Korea.

In particular, he led the U-23 national team to the quarterfinals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. With the A national team, he was responsible for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

In the head-to-head match between Korea and Indonesia in this age group, Korea has an overwhelming advantage with 5 wins in all matches. The most recent match was in a friendly match held in Bogor, Indonesia in June 2018, where they won 2-1.

Korea boasted a stable offense and defense balance, scoring 4 goals and conceding no goals in 3 group stage games. Indonesia scored 5 goals while conceding 3 goals.

Earlier, regarding the possibility of facing Korea, Coach Shin said, “I will be happy if we meet Korea in the finals. That is a dream and a wish. He expressed his wish to meet in the final rather than the quarterfinals and go to the Olympics together.

As if by a twist of fate, a showdown takes place from the first round of the tournament, and one of the two has to pack their bags.

On this day, Hwang Seon-hong changed his rotation to 10 starting players in the game against Japan. He advanced to the quarterfinals in the second game and had a chance to regain his stamina.

Korea, which defeated Japan and took first place in the group, will get closer to the finals of the Paris Olympics if it defeats Indonesia.

If you place in the top three in this competition, you will advance directly to the Paris Olympics. Fourth place must go through a playoff with Africa’s Guinea.

The quarterfinals between Korea and Indonesia will be held at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha at 2:30 a.m. on the 26th.

(Seoul = Newsis)

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