Indonesia rose to the top of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in the absence of coach Shin Tae-yong.
On the 16th (local time), Indonesia won the 2023 SEA Games men’s football final against Thailand held at the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium in Cambodia, 5-2 after a struggle that lasted until overtime. Indonesia, which defeated Thailand, tasted the thrill of winning the gold medal 32 years after winning gold medals in 1987 and 1991.
The coach of Indonesia’s national team by age group is Shin Tae-yong. Coach Shin Tae-yong is in charge of Indonesia’s A national team, U-23 national team, and U-20 national team. However, the U-23 national team in the SEA game was temporarily appointed technical director Indra Sjafri, not Shin Tae-yong. Coach Shin Tae-yong temporarily put down the baton to prepare for other international games such as A-match and the Asian Games.
Indonesia advanced to the semifinals after finishing first in Group A and faced Vietnam, led by coach Philip Troussier. The result was a 3-2 victory. Indonesia, who reached the final, faced Thailand and drew 2-2 after 90 minutes and went into extra time. In extra time, Irrfan Jauhari, Muhammad Fajar and Beckham Putra Nugraha scored consecutive goals to win 5-2.안전놀이터
With the gold medal, Indonesia cleared the disappointment of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup held between December last year and January this year. Indonesia drew with Thailand in the group stage and lost 1 draw to Vietnam in the semifinals, failing to advance to the final. This time, in the semi-finals and finals, they beat Vietnam and Thailand consecutively, shaking off their regrets properly.
Indonesia, which has risen to the top of the SEA Games, is working hard to prepare for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games to be held in September with coach Shin Tae-yong.