Indonesia’s U-23 National Team Rival Suddenly Withdraws from the 2022 Asian Games, Here’s the Reason

SUPERBALL.ID – The Malaysian Football Federation (FAM) has decided not to send the U-23 Malaysia National Team to the 2022 Asian Games.

This was conveyed directly by FAM President Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin.

For information, the 2022 Asian Games are planned to take place in Hangzhou, China, from 23 September to 8 October 2023.

The 19th edition of the Asian Games is actually scheduled to take place in September 2022.

However, the competition had to be postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the postponement of the tournament to September, Malaysia finally decided to take part in the Asian Games.

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Hamidin said the reason for Malaysia’s withdrawal from the 2022 Asian Games was because they wanted to prioritize the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup qualification.

The decision was made after considering the views of FAM Technical Director Scott O’Donell and head coach E. Elavarasan.

Qualification for the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup is Malaysia’s top priority as they are determined to appear at the 2024 Paris Olympics.


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