1NEWS, The coach of the U-19 Indonesia National Team, Shin Tae-yong was unable to hide his disappointment after the Garuda Nusantara squad – the nickname of the U-19 National Team – was confirmed to fail to advance to the semifinals of the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup. He also questioned the Thailand vs Vietnam match, which was allegedly not fair.
The U-19 Indonesian national team has just won a fantastic victory in the final match of Group A of the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup. The team made by Shin Tae-yong succeeded in bending Myanmar with a landslide score of 5-1 at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi City, West Java, Sunday. (10/7).
Indonesia’s goals were scored by Muhammad Ferarri (17′ & 31′), Arkhan Fikri (25′), Rabbani Tasnim (33′), and Ronaldo Kwateh (75′). Meanwhile, Myanmar’s one goal was recorded in the name of La Min Htwe (7′).
Despite a landslide victory, Indonesia still could not advance to the semifinals. Because, in another match between Thailand and Vietnam, which was held at the same time, ended in a draw with the score 1-1.
Thus, Indonesia had to settle for third place because it lost head to head in the mini standings containing three teams (Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand).
After the match, Shin Tae-yong admitted that he was strange and wondered about the regulations used in the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup. Moreover, this rule was no longer enforced at the Asian and world levels.
“Indeed, head to head like the current situation has indeed disappeared under FIFA or AFC regulations, but it is a little strange that this regulation is still in the AFF,” said Shin Tae-yong after the match.
In addition, Shin Tae-yong also highlighted the results of the Thailand-Vietnam match. Because, the match was in the spotlight because both teams looked ‘lazy’ playing in the last ten minutes, after Vietnam equalized to 1-1.
Vietnam, who had possession of the ball, only played passes in their own defense without intending to attack. While Thailand, also reluctant to try to win the ball.