The drawing result for the Asian Cup 2023 was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Wednesday (26/10/2022). The draw results put Indonesia in Group A along with hosts Uzbekistan, Iraq and Syria. The U-20 Indonesian National Team is in a tough group at the 2023 U-20 Asian Cup. Trainer Shin Tae-yong is confident that his platoon can keep going.
The 2023 U-20 Asian Cup will take place in Uzbekistan on March 1-18. The 16 brigades that contended in the tests of this event have been divided into four groups. Group winners and runners- up will advance to the quarter- tests.
The path for the Indonesian U-20 National Team to reach the last eight is surely not easy. The opponents in Group A are relatively strong. Of course, Uzbekistan as the host greatly benefits. Iraq has won the U-20 Asian Cup five times. Meanwhile, Syria won formerly in this event together with Indonesia.
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Indonesia won a belt in the 2018 edition of the U-20 Asian Cup. At that time, Indra Sjafri, who oversaw the platoon, was suitable to bring Witan Sulaeman et al advanced to the quarterfinals. The way of Indonesia, which at that time came the host, were also stopped by Japan. youthful Garuda lost 0- 2 to Blue Samurai.
Drawing Results for the U20 Asian Cup 2023, Shin Tae- yong says the Indonesian National Team isn’t hysterical
After the Drawing 2023 U20 Asian Cup was completed, the PSSI media platoon conducted an interview with the trainer. In the interview, the PSSI Media Team asked for Shin Tae- yong’s commentary regarding the draw. The South Korean trainer is confident that Indonesia can advance to the knockout phase.
” We meet the host platoon Uzbekistan, there are also Iraq and Syria. However, we can surely qualify, If we prepare well from now on. I am sure we can qualify for the coming round,” said Shin Tae- yong.
For Marselino Ferdinand and his musketeers, any result won’t affect their fate. Because they qualify automatically for the 2023 U-20 World Cup thanks to the host status.
Still, the Indonesian U-20 National Team will clearly not appear lazy in the event. The U-20 Asian Cup 2023 will be their proving ground before appearing in a bigger event, the U-20 World Cup 2023.