Shin Tae-yong’s magic stopped in the round of 16…Australia’s wall 121 places higher in FIFA rankings

There are no more miracles for Shin Tae Yong Ho.

Tae Yong Shin’s Indonesia fell 0-4 to Australia in the round of 16 of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Monday (Jan. 28). It was their first-ever Asian Cup tournament appearance, but they ended their challenge after one match.

Earlier, Indonesia reached the round of 16 in dramatic fashion in Group D. They finished third in the group with three points (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss), but booked their ticket to the round of 16, 안전카지노사이트 which is awarded to the top four teams in the group after all six group matches are completed.

This is the first time Indonesia, ranked 146th in the FIFA rankings, has advanced to the Asian Cup tournament. Their previous best finish was 11th in the 2004 and 2007 tournaments with a 1-2 record in the group stage.

In doing so, Shin has become a hero for Indonesia. Since taking over in 2020, he has led the team to a bronze medal at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games, a runner-up finish at the AFF U-23 Championship in 2023 and the round of 16 at the Asian Cup.

But that was as far as Indonesia would go. The 25th-ranked Aussies, a whopping 121 spots higher in the FIFA rankings, crashed and burned in the round of 16.

Indonesia fell behind in the 12th minute through an own goal by Elkan Bagot. Australia’s Jackson Irvine sent in a cross from the right side that found Bagot’s foot and went into the back of the net.

The Socceroos seized the momentum and pressed Indonesia hard, adding a second goal in the 45th minute. Gethin Jones’ cross from the right was met by Martin Boyle with a diving header that rattled the net.

Indonesia did not give up easily, but they were unable to stop the Australian offense. They conceded back-to-back goals to Craig Goodwin in the 44th minute and Harry Souta in the 46th minute to make it 0-4.

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