Shock loss to 134th team ‘Indonesia shock’…Why did the Yellow Sea Red Lake sink?

There has been a tragedy of Korean soccer that will go down in history. This is because Korea’s Olympic soccer team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, failed to advance to the finals of the Paris Summer Olympics in July after losing in a penalty shootout after drawing 2-2 against Indonesia led by Shin Tae-yong in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup.

The third place in this competition has to go straight to the Paris Olympics and the fourth place has to go through the playoffs with Guinea in Africa, but everything fell in vain in the decisive quarter-final. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is a catastrophe because it is a shock that they did not achieve their dream of advancing to the Olympic finals for 10 consecutive times, and also because it was Indonesia, where the opponent was considered one step below.

Following “Maldives Shock,” “No. 134 Indonesian Shock.”
In the preliminary round of the Asian Cup held in Oman in October 2003, the Korean national team, led by then-coach Umberto Cuelho, lost 1-0 to Vietnam, which was considered weak, and 3-1 to Oman, its home team. This is the “arrogance shock.”
In an away match in the second round of the World Cup qualifier held in Germany in March the following year, the team suffered the so-called “Maldives disaster,” in which it had only a 0-0 draw. The team was ranked 142nd in the FIFA rankings. The match was held at 8 p.m. on March 31 at Korean time, and April 1 was April Fool’s Day the next day. The draw between Korea and the Maldives was selected as the most lie-like news on Fool’s Day by the Asian Football Confederation website, drawing attention from soccer fans all over the world.

Twenty years later, the Korean soccer team has experienced the “Indonesia shock” this time. It is the first time that Korea has failed to win the match against Indonesia in the Under-23 national team. Previously, the team had won all five matches. In the FIFA rankings, which are based on the performance of the A-team, Indonesia is 134th, 111 notches below the 23rd-ranked Korea.

While Korea made it to the finals for nine consecutive times until the last Tokyo Olympics, Indonesia has never made it to the finals since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Considering this, a disgrace is nothing like this.

South Korean soccer, which has always been on the stage since the 1988 Seoul Olympics due to the sinking of Hwang Seon-hong, failed to advance to the Olympic finals for 10 consecutive times, but it is the first time in 40 years that Korea has not made the Olympic stage since the 1984 Los Angeles Games. 토토사이트

The disaster has become a desperate nightmare for our athletes, who had a dream of getting a ticket to Paris. In addition to the Asian Games gold medal, the Olympic bronze medal is more than achieved because it is an “easy” channel for “promising Taegeuk Warriors” under the age of 23 to receive military service benefits. Not only making his name known to the world’s soccer community, but also military service benefits and pension opportunities that can be received by winning a medal have all disappeared at once.

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