Garuda Squad: Timnas Indonesia’s 5 Best Achievements
Garuda Squad- Shin Tae-Yong has stirred the world of Asian football. During his 2.5 years of coaching the Indonesian national team.
He has proven to be a proud achievement at the Asian level. Here are 5 fantastic achievements of the Indonesia national team under his stewardship since December 2019.
1. Building the Future Indonesian National Team Squad
Shin Tae-Yong proved his cool hand in resurrecting the achievements of the Garuda squad again flying high in Asia. So, therefore, The South Korean coach was able to build the foundation of the future strength of the Indonesian national team, which consisted of young players.
The Indonesian national team the age 19 years, aged 23 years to seniors showed a change in the style of play and mental combat on the field for the better. What stands out from Shin Tae-Yong’s concoction squad is the emergence of young players who were initially unknown to become the new stars of the Indonesian national team.
2. AFF Cup 2020 runner-up
Shin Tae-Yong’s concoction which collaborated with local young players and players of Indonesian descent proved to be effective in bringing the Indonesian national team to become runner-up. Previously, the Garuda squad lost in the 2018 AFF Cup, able to reverse the prediction.
3. Bronze SEA Games 2021
Shin Tae-Yong’s Indonesian national team won bronze at the 2021 SEA Games. The success of winning bronze by beating Malaysia in the race for third place was a breath of fresh air for Indonesian football. Therefore, Shin is a successful coach who fuses young and senior players into a dangerous force for the future.
4. Qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup
The Indonesian national team made history by qualifying for the 2023 Asian Cup. Fachruddin Aryanto and his friends surprised Asian football by earning 6 points from three matches. Then, the Garuda squad consists of players who have barely changed from the 2020 AFF Cup to the 2021 SEA Games.
5. FIFA Ranking Skyrocketed
Shin Tae-Yong has been coaching the Indonesian national team for 2.5 years. Therefore, the Garuda squad’s FIFA ranking flew 20 levels high. After the third qualification for the 2023 Asian Cup, the Indonesia national team skyrocketed to 155th in the world.