Although there has been no “great change” to catch Japan, Indonesia’s challenge led by head coach Shin Tae-yong has yet to end. Depending on the results of the two remaining groups, the team will be able to advance to the round of 16 by ranking third in its group. If it advances to the round of 16, it will be the first time in Indonesian soccer history.랭크카지노도메인
Indonesia, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, was completely defeated by Japan 1-3 in the final Group D match of the tournament at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on the 24th (Korea time). At the end of the second half, when he allowed the first run of a penalty kick in the first six minutes of the first half and sparked a chase, he even had an own goal.
If it had caught Japan, Indonesia could have ranked second in the group and reached the round of 16 on its own, but it could not overcome the clear difference in power, as the gap between 17th (Japan) and 146th (Indonesia) in the FIFA rankings suggests. Japan recorded a whopping 71.2 percent of ball possession on the day, and there was a big difference of 14-3 in the number of shots.
Although the team failed to overcome Japan’s barrier, coach Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia team has yet to be eliminated. The team finished the group stage in third place (1 win, 2 losses, 3 points) after Iraq (nine points) and Japan (six points). In this tournament, the top four teams with good performance among the first, second and third-place teams in each group will be eligible to advance to the round of 16.
Indonesia has already ranked higher than China (2 points), which has already been eliminated. However, it remains to be seen how Group E and Group F have played their final matches yet. Currently, Bahrain (3 points) is ranked third in Group E, and Oman (1 point) is ranked third in Group F.
If the final performance of the third-ranked team in Group E or Group F is lower than that of Indonesia, Indonesia will qualify for the round of 16 best teams given to the third-ranked team in each group. The biggest variable is that the difference in gains and losses is -3, but if Bahrain loses to Jordan by more than two goals in the final match or Oman draws with Kyrgyzstan, a dramatic round of 16 is possible.
This is Indonesia’s fifth Asian Cup appearance, and it has never passed the group stage. From the 1996 tournament to the 2007 tournament, all of them failed to overcome the barriers of the group stage. If this tournament passes the group stage for the first time and heads to the tournament, coach Shin Tae-yong will write a new history of Indonesian soccer.
According to local media such as Bola and Viva, head coach Shin Tae-yong said, “I will give the players a break first and watch the situation. Anything can happen.” If coach Shin’s Indonesia reaches the round of 16, a team led by a Korean head coach will play in the tournament for two consecutive tournaments, following then coach Park Hang-seo’s Vietnam in 2019.