“Are you thinking of flying like a waste of money?”…270 minutes. 0 goals. Fans are angry at the “worst elimination in history.”

January 24, 2024 | by

“I’ll forgive you if you walk.”

The Syrian national soccer team, led by head coach Héctor Kupper, beat India 1-0 in the third Group B match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at Alkor Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on the 23rd (Korea time).

As a result, China’s dream to advance to the round of 16 was in vain.

Syria is third in Group B with one point and India is at the bottom of Group B with zero points. The winning team will be determined to be at least third in the group without fail, and Syria was finishing the group stage as third in the group even if it tied.

As much as Syrian and Indian fans, Chinese fans paid attention to the results of the match. This is because the results of the match will determine whether China will advance to the round of 16.

China in Group A drew 0-0 with Tajikistan and Lebanon in succession and lost 0-1 in its third group match against Qatar. China, which was in the third place in the group with two draws and one loss, was likely to be eliminated, but it remained likely to reach the round of 16 depending on the performances of the third-place teams in other groups.

For China to advance to the round of 16, it had to perform better than the third-place finishers in Group B and Group C. Since Syria and China had the same goal difference before the match between Syria and India, if Syria scored, China would be losing in multiple points. However, as Syria scored a goal in this match, China failed to advance to the round of 16.

China ended its group league with a humiliating performance score of two draws and one loss in three matches, and zero points. China made it to the quarterfinals at the 2015 Australia Championships and the 2019 United Arab Emirates Championships, but failed to score any goals at this year’s event.

It is the first time in history that China has not won a single game in three group games. China has always won one game at the Asian Cup since it was organized into four teams in each group in 1992.

Before China’s elimination was confirmed, China’s “Sina Sports” said, “According to big data calculations, China has a 0.52% chance of advancing to the tournament. There is only a possibility of entering the four best-performing groups among the three groups, but the probability of this happening is also very slim,” adding that China’s probability of advancing to the round of 16 is 0.52%.

There was no miracle. China was eliminated throughout the tournament, as expected, without scoring a single goal. 월카지노도메인

In response, Sina Sports reported China’s elimination on Monday, saying, “It’s the worst national team in history, but the results of this year’s event are not that unacceptable. At least the players fought hard.”

“The Chinese team is scheduled to arrive in Beijing tomorrow afternoon on a return flight to China late in the afternoon. China’s Asian Cup is over. The team will disband at the airport right away,” the media reported.

The players comforted themselves that they fought hard, but the fans did not accept it. “They did not score a single goal in three games,” Chinese fans wrote in a comment, expressing anger, “11 players wasted 270 minutes. How can they come back on a plane? Don’t waste money on airline tickets and come back on foot.”

Another fan sarcastically criticized the team, saying, “Why are you still thinking about flying back? You can do cardiopulmonary endurance when you come back from swimming.” One fan left a comment, “I will forgive you if you come back on foot. If not, disappear in front of your eyes.”


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