“You can get first place, but you purposely get second place?” The number of cases in Korea’s round of 16. If you do it wrong, you have to be on your guard

January 23, 2024 | by

Korean soccer has always been the dominant power in Asia. Although it had ups and downs at times, it is no exaggeration to say that Korean soccer has the best capability ever.

Korea is aiming to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup title for the first time in 64 years since 1960. Naturally, Korea’s initial goal in Group E was to rank No. 1 in the group. However, “number of cases” unexpectedly appeared ahead of the round of 16 strongest teams.

The Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, got off to a fresh start, winning 3-1 in its first group match against Bahrain. However, the team is in second place with a 2-2 draw against “an ambush” Jordan. It has the same score as Jordan, but lags behind by two goals in goal tally (Jordan +4, Korea +2).

Now, Korea will play its final group match against Malaysia at 8:30 p.m. on the 25th. Malaysia under coach Kim Pan-gon has two losses. At the same time, Jordan will face Bahrain (1 win, 1 loss, 3 points).

Given its objective record, Korea is highly likely to win multiple goals in the match against Malaysia. Malaysia was completely defeated by Jordan, which was tied with Korea, 0-4 earlier, and also knelt 0-1 against Bahrain, which lost to Korea. Although soccer has a relative element, this is why Korea is expected to win.

For now, South Korea is likely to use its normal power from the start of the match against Malaysia. If all the main members are excluded and are defeated, the aftermath is not easy to handle. If coach Klinsmann is more inclined to make steady use of the main lineup than the replacement members, the main players are expected to start.

If Korea scores three more goals and wins over Jordan at the same time when Jordan defeats Bahrain, Korea can lead Jordan in goal difference and take the top spot. If Korea does its best in the game, this is a scenario that can be achieved. Some say that it is better to take the second place on purpose. However, just because you want to take second place doesn’t mean you have to do it. If so, you should not score a goal even when you can score a goal or play a game that takes time away from the back, which will lead to even greater criticism.

In the end, it is right to do our best as we can and leave the result to the sky. There is no guarantee that Jordan will beat Bahrain unconditionally. If Korea beats Malaysia and Jordan ties or loses with Bahrain, Korea will naturally rank first. Of course, it is also an important task to manage warnings from seven players, including Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae and Hwang In-beom, who have already received one warning.

If Japan advances to the round of 16 as the No. 1 player in Group E, it will meet the No. 2 player in Group D, and it is expected that Japan will meet the No. 2 player in Group D. Initially, Japan seemed likely to win the group as well, but the situation completely turned out to be wrong as it suffered a 1-2 loss to Iraq. Currently, Japanese media are busy calculating the number of cases in the round of 16 teams every day. If the Korea-Japan match takes place, it will take place at Altumama Stadium, which is familiar to Korea, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. 랭크카지노주소 Korea played its second match against Jordan at the venue.

If the team surpasses Japan, it is highly likely that it will face Iran in the quarterfinals. Iran secured its second straight win in Group C to advance to the round of 16 early on. Iran is of course a tricky team as well. In past matches among the A-team players, Korea is trailing the latter by 10 wins, 10 draws and 13 losses. If it continues to advance to the semifinals, it is highly likely that Korea will face either Qatar as the host country or Uzbekistan as an ambush.

On the other hand, if Korea advances to the round of 16 as the second-ranked player in Group E, it will encounter the top-ranked player in Group F, and Saudi Arabia is most likely to advance to the round of 16. Saudi Arabia is led by Roberto Mancini, the great coach of the Manchester City team in the past. Saudi Arabia is also a formidable team. As a powerhouse in the Middle East, it can be said that Saudi Arabia is a perennial candidate for the Asian Cup. In particular, the team beat Oman 2-1 in the group league, and then beat Kyrgyzstan 2-0 to win a ticket to the round of 16 early on. Examining the match’s contents, Saudi Arabia was found to have strong pressure, quick side attacks, and sharp set-piece skills.

If the team wins the round of 16 match against Saudi Arabia and advances to the quarterfinals, it is most likely that it will meet Australia in the matchup. Australia is also a formidable team that plays European soccer. In the semifinals, it will likely meet Iraq or the United Arab Emirates led by Paulo Bento, who already has the capacity to defeat Japan. In other words, there is no easy team to beat.

It is not strange when we meet a team that is considered a favorite to win the Asian Cup anyway. The only difference is whether we meet a little earlier or later. We must be wary of our past experiences, as we have often thought about what we will do and what we will do. This is why Korea should do its best as it always does in the match against Malaysia.


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