In the Hangzhou Asian Games preliminary round, the Taiwan men's football team was assigned to Group F. They were under pressure not to lose after falling behind 0-2 against North Korea in the opening game. But in the second game, they defeated the Indonesian squad 1-0. The Taiwanese men's football team won the Asian Games for the first time in 65 years.
In the Asian Games, Taiwan's men's football team defeated Indonesia, earning its first victory in 65 years.Photo reproduced from CTFA Facebook
After the most recent Asian Games in Palembang, Jakarta, this game marks the teams' second encounter. The previous contest was won by Indonesia. The 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo marked the last occasion Taiwan's men's football team took home a gold medal. The head coach expressed how moved and delighted he was of the players after this victory. This long-awaited success has inspired Taiwanese football, which is now through a slump.