Suara.com – The following is the standings for Group F of the 2022 Asian Games after the first group phase match took place, Tuesday (19/9/2023). The Indonesian U-24 national team temporarily surpassed North Korea to occupy the top position.
The Indonesian U-24 national team managed to get full points when they faced Kyrgyzstan on the first matchday of Group F of the 2022 Asian Games.
In the match at Zhejiang Normal University East Stadium, Zhejiang, Indra Sjafri’s squad managed to win 2-0 thanks to goals from Ramai Rumakiek (57′) and Hugo Samir (90+2′).
In another match, North Korea also managed to win 2-0 against Taiwan. However, they do not have the right to top Group F. What is the reason?
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Head-to-head, the Indonesian U-24 National Team and North Korea have the same points and goal difference, namely 3 and +2.
However, the 2022 Asian Games rules state that the U-24 Indonesian National Team has the right to temporarily top the standings.
This is because the U-24 Indonesian National Team is superior in terms of discipline points, namely -2 compared to -3 from North Korea.
This point was obtained because two Indonesian U-24 National Team players received yellow cards in the match against Kyrgyzstan. They are Rizky Ridho and Andy Setyo.
Meanwhile, North Korea has three players who recorded yellow cards in the win over Taiwan.
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This result is clearly a positive step for the U-24 Indonesian National Team to advance to the last 16 of the 2022 Asian Games.