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Korean Soccer Fails to Participate in Olympics for the First Time in 40 Years

2-2 in overtime against Indonesia, 10-11 in penalty shootout Coach Hwang Seon-hong and Shin Tae-yong suffered a crushing defeat in a battle of wits.

The team was defeated in the finals for the 10th time in a row due to a setback in Paris, and is expected to have less than 200 players in a summer tournament for the first time in 48 years.

Hwang Seon-hong lost to Indonesia after a fierce battle that went all the way to a penalty shootout, failing to achieve the great goal of advancing to the Olympics for the 10th time in a row. 카지노사이트

It is the first time in 40 years that Korean soccer has failed to advance to the Olympic finals.

The Korean national under-23 (U-23) soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, was led by coach Shin Tae-yong in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup held at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 26th (Korean time).

He tied with Indonesia 2-2 over 120 minutes of extra time and lost 10-11 in a penalty shootout.

In this tournament, which also serves as the final Asian qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics men's soccer, 1st to 3rd place will receive a direct ticket to Paris, and 4th place will go through an intercontinental playoff to determine whether or not they will advance to the finals.

Korea, which had made it to the finals every time since the 1988 Seoul Olympics, was eliminated in the quarterfinals and failed to advance to the Olympics for the 10th time in a row.

This is the first time that Korean soccer has failed to make it to the Olympics since the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Coach Hwang, who was appointed as the head coach of the U-23 national team preparing for the Paris Olympics along with the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in September 2021, failed to qualify for the Olympics despite being given two years and six months, leaving a big stain on his coaching career.

This is the first time that Korea failed to win a match between Indonesia and the U-23 national team. By the end of the war, they had won all 5 games.

In the FIFA rankings based solely on national team performance, Indonesia ranks 134th, 111 places lower than Korea, which ranks 23rd.

Coach Shin Tae-yong, who led the Korea A national team from 2017 to 2018 and has led the Indonesian A national team and the U-23 national team since 2020, showed off his leadership by sinking the Asian 'big ship' called Korea.

Prior to the game, the Indonesian Football Association gave a boost to Coach Shin by renewing his contract until 2027.

Indonesia is attempting to advance to the finals for the first time in 68 years since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

As Korean soccer failed to advance to the Olympic finals, the number of players participating in the Summer Olympics in Korea fell below 200 for the first time in 48 years since the 1976 Montreal Games.

The Korea Sports Council expected a maximum of 170 to 180 players to participate even before the men's soccer preliminaries, a team ball sport, were held, but with the men's soccer game being eliminated, the size of the team of less than 200 players is virtually confirmed.

In the previous competition, Tokyo in 2021, 232 players participated, and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, 204 players participated.

In a larger sense, the reason may be the weakening of the base of elite sports due to population decline, but if you look at the immediate results, the slump in team ball sports, which have a large number of participating players, was a direct hit.

Team ball sports held at the Paris Olympics include soccer, basketball, volleyball, hockey, handball, rugby, and water polo.

Among these, women's handball is the only one in which Korea won a ticket to the finals.