China experienced the humiliation of losing the Asian Cup scoreless for the first time in history. On the other hand, Syria achieved the feat of advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in history.
Syria won 1-0 in the third and final match of Group B of the Asian Cup against India at the 2023 Asian Cup Qatar Asian Cup held at Al Bayt Stadium in Alkhor, Qatar on the 23rd (Korea time). Syria, which recorded four points with one win, one draw and one loss, advanced to the round of 16 as the third-ranked team in the group.
A total of 24 countries participated in this Asian Cup, and the group stage of the finals is being held in six groups, including four teams from A to F. The first and second places in each group automatically advance to the round of 16, and four of the third-place teams in the group advance to the round of 16. Syria secured at least the top four ranking among the third-place teams, regardless of the remaining group stage results, with four points.
Syria’s first ever Asian Cup qualification to the round of 16 in the history of the Asian Cup. Since its first ever Asian Cup victory against Saudi Arabia in 2011, its second victory over India has been crucial. The match, which had no goal for more than 75 minutes after the start of the match, was bloodied in the 31st minute of the second half with a goal scored by Syria’s star Omar Cribin. Syria, which took the lead with one shot, secured an impressive 1-0 victory by keeping the winning goal well.
On the other hand, China, which aimed for at least the quarterfinals or higher, has been eliminated early in the group stage. Earlier, China had only two points with two draws and one loss in three group matches, and failed to win a single game. It had a scoreless 0-0 draw against both Tajikistan and Lebanon, which are outside the top 100 in the FIFA world rankings, and suffered a 0-1 defeat against Qatar, the host country.
Most of all, China failed to score a single goal in three matches and only lost one goal to Qatar. It is the first Asian Cup championship in China’s history where China failed to score a single goal since 1976.
It is also the first time that he failed to secure a single win in the Asian Cup finals. In addition, he was disqualified from the group stage for the first time in 13 years since 2011, and packed his bags early on. He hoped for a miraculous outcome with faint hope, but luck did not happen.
The possibility of advancing to the third place in the group has disappeared as three or more teams in four groups, including Syria, have already won more points than China. China failed to continue its momentum of reaching the quarterfinals for the second consecutive time in 2015 and 2019.
According to Chinese media, 랭크카지노도메인 the Chinese national team, which has been confirmed to be eliminated early, will pack up and leave for Beijing immediately on the 24th. As the team was likely to be eliminated from the round of 16 due to its defeat against Qatar, Chinese media and Chinese soccer fans have already criticized the national team, which has had one of its best preliminary matches ever.
Currently, various famous portals such as China’s Sohu Dotcom are reporting the elimination of the Chinese national team, while fierce criticism from Chinese fans is pouring in.