Indonesia’s U23 national soccer team has lost its first match at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup 2024 with a ticket to the Paris Olympics on the line.

Indonesia fell 0-2 to hosts Qatar in their U23 Asian Cup Group A opener at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Saturday (June 16).

Indonesia are in Group A with Qatar, Australia and Jordan.

After a solid first half, Indonesia conceded a goal in first-half stoppage time. After an on-field review, the referee awarded a penalty kick after seeing 카지노사이트 Rizki Rido push Mahdi Salem in a contested situation inside the penalty area.

Qatari kicker Khaled Ali stepped up and calmly converted.

It was more bad news for Indonesia, who were starting to slip away. In the first minute of the second half, Ivar Jenner was sent off for accumulating cautions, and Alawi conceded another free kick nine minutes later.

Coach Shin Tae-yong was cautioned in the 12th minute for strongly protesting the decision.

Indonesia were devastated. Even Ramadan Sananta was sent off in stoppage time.

Indonesia will play Australia in the second round on Aug. 18.

The top three teams in the tournament will earn a direct ticket to this summer’s Paris Olympics. The fourth-place team will have to win a playoff against Guinea, the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up.

Hwang Sun-hong’s South Korea, who are in Group B with the United Arab Emirates, China and Japan, will face the United Arab Emirates at 0:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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