I avoided the ‘enemy’ Japan and North Korea… Hwang Seon-hong-ho, possibility of facing China’s home territory in the quarterfinals rises


There is a greater possibility that the Korean Asian Games soccer team, which is aiming for its third consecutive Asian Games victory, will face the ‘home team’ China in the quarterfinals.

The Korean Asian Games national soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, will play the round of 16 of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Kyrgyzstan at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 27th. 

Hwang Seon-hong has to think about the match against Kyrgyzstan before his eyes, but as he aims to win a ‘gold medal’, attention is also focused on the bracket. This is especially true because there are always difficult times during the Asian Games. 

According to the Asian Games bracket released on the 25th, if Korea defeats Kyrgyzstan, it will meet the winner of the match between China and Qatar in the quarterfinals. China recorded 2 wins and 1 draw in the group stage, finishing first in Group A and securing a ticket to the round of 16. Qatar passed the group stage in 3rd place in Group D. There is no choice but to predict China’s superiority in objective power. 

If Korea faces China in the quarterfinals, they will have to fight against ‘home territory’. As it is China’s home stadium, there is a high possibility that home fans will fill the stadium. It is natural that the Chinese cheering slogan “Jiayo (Fighting)” echoes throughout the stadium. It seems that they will have to fight with disadvantages outside of the game, such as referee decisions. If they meet China, it is expected to be a difficult quarterfinal match.레고토토

Avoiding burdensome opponents such as Japan, North Korea, and Iran is good news. Initially, the possibility of meeting North Korea in the round of 16 came to mind. If North Korea finished the group stage in second place in Group F, they would face South Korea in the round of 16, but they won all three games and were placed on the opposite side of the bracket from South Korea. From Korea’s perspective, not having to face three difficult teams early is expected to have a positive effect.

If Korea and China pass the round of 16, they will clash for a ticket to the semifinals at Hangzhou Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on the 1st of next month. The semifinals of the competition will be held on October 4th and the finals on the 7th.

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