South Korea’s Round of 16 opponent could be North Korea.
The South Korean Asian Games football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Thailand 4-0 in its second Group E match at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on Nov. 21. With their second straight win, South Korea have secured a spot in the Round of 16 regardless of the outcome of their third group game against Bahrain on Thursday.
The third match against Bahrain is expected to be a team-building exercise, with a loss to Bahrain not changing their ranking. That’s why we’re already focusing on our round of 16 opponents.
Most importantly, the tournament has the potential to set up a North-South war right from the start. The men’s soccer competition is divided into six groups, with the 12 best teams in each group and the four best third-place finishers punching their tickets to the round of 16.
North Korea wins second straight group match (Jinhua [China] = Yonhap) By Shin Hyun-woo = North Korean players celebrate after the men’s football qualification match between Kyrgyzstan and North Korea in Group F of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games ended with a 1-0 victory for North Korea at Jinhua Jiaxing Sabodai East Stadium in Jinhua, east China’s Zhejiang Province, on Sept. 21. 2023.9.21 [email protected]/2023-09-21 22:51:56/ JEJU ⓒ 1980-2023 ㈜연합뉴스. All rights reserved.>
North Korean supporters rejoice in victory (Jinhua [China] = Yonhap) By Shin Hyun-woo Reporter = North Korean supporters celebrate after the men’s football qualification group F match between Kyrgyzstan and North Korea ended with a 1-0 victory for North Korea at the Jinhua Zhejiang Sabodae East Stadium in Jinhua, east China’s Zhejiang Province, on Sept. 21. 2023.9.21 [email protected]/2023-09-21 22:32:51/ JEJU ⓒ 1980-2023 Yonhap News Agency. All rights reserved.
South Korea’s opponent is second in Group F. Group F included North Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan. After two games, North Korea is leading the group with two straight wins. Indonesia is second with one win and one loss. If North Korea slips up in its final group game against Indonesia on Thursday and finishes second, it will face South Korea in the round of 16. If North Korea finishes first,카지노 they will not meet in the round of 16.
North Korean soccer, which has been absent since the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship in January 2020, is making its first international appearance in three years and eight months and has been impressive in the tournament. In particular, North Korea’s Kim Kuk-jin has been in scoring form, scoring goals in two consecutive games against Taiwan and Kyrgyzstan.
Hong Hyun-seok scores first goal, hugs Ahn Jae-joon (Jinhua [China] = Yonhap) By Ryu Young-seok = South Korea and Thailand during the men’s soccer group stage match between the two countries at the Hangzhou Asian Games at Jinhua Stadium in Jinhua, east China’s Zhejiang Province, on Wednesday afternoon. Hong Hyun-seok of South Korea celebrates after scoring the first goal. 2023.9.21 [email protected]/2023-09-21 21:08:59/ JEONJU ⓒ 1980-2023 ㈜연합뉴스. All rights reserved.
Kang In is coming (Jinhua [China] = Yonhap) By Ryu Young-seok Reporter = Song Min-kyu and Lee Kang-in of the Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer team joke after their team won its second group match against Thailand to advance to the round of 16 at Jinhua Stadium in Jinhua, East China’s Zhejiang Province, on Sept. 21. 2023.9.21 [email protected]/2023-09-21 22:50:54/ Jinhua ⓒ 1980-2023 ㈜연합뉴스. All rights reserved.>
South Korea and North Korea’s U-23 teams have met four times so far. South Korea has a slight lead with two wins, one draw and one loss.
The teams have a strong history at the Asian Games. South Korea defeated North Korea 3-0 in the quarterfinals in Doha in 2006. Kim Ki-woo, Yeom Ki-hoon, and Chung Jo-guk found the back of the net. In Guangzhou 2010, South Korea lost 0-1 to North Korea in the first round of the group stage. In 2014 in Incheon, they met in the final and won the gold medal thanks to Lim Chang-woo’s goal just before the end of extra time.