The Garuda Muda squad will have their first match against Chinese Taipei aka Taiwan on September 9 2023 at Manahan Stadium, Solo. / Photo: doc. PSSI
JAKARTA – Qualification for the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup is in sight. The Indonesian U-23 national team is in Group K with Turkmenistan and Taiwan. All Group K matches will be held at Manahan Stadium, Solo.
The Garuda Muda squad will have their first match against Chinese Taipei aka Taiwan on September 9 2023. Then, in the second match, Indonesia will meet Turkmenistan on September 12.
In this U-23 Asian Cup qualifying match, coach Shin Tae-yong set a high target for Indonesia to qualify.
Calculation of Points for the Indonesian National Team to Qualify for the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup and 2024 Olympics
Quoting the official PSSI website, it is known that the coach from South Korea has called the 27 best players for the U-23 team. The reason is, qualifying for the U-23 Asian Cup which will take place in Qatar in 2024 is the main target.
“In theory, Indonesia’s chances of qualifying for Qatar are very big. Moreover, we are playing at home. Let’s work hard to make this happen,” said Shin Tae-yong.
To qualify for the U-23 Asian Cup, Indonesia must finish as group winner or at least win the status of the four best runners-up.
Not only that, qualifying for Qatar still has an important mission. If Indonesia wants to take part in the 2024 Paris Olympics, Indonesia must also perform at its best in Qatar. The reason is, the top three teams in the U-23 Asian Cup have the right to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
This target made the tactician from Ginseng Country call out the names of the best players for the Garuda Muda squad.