At the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup, two teams have confirmed early advance to the round of 16 as of the 19th (Korea time). The United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by former South Korean coach Paulo Bento, is also likely to pass the group stage.
Australia, which had its second Group B match at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday (Korea time), defeated Syria 1-0. In the 14th minute of the second half, Australia defended well the opening goal scored by Jaxon Irvin.
Australia won 2-0 at the previous match against India. Australia won its second straight game with a solid scoreless streak instead of a firepower show.
Uzbekistan defeated India 3-0 in other Group B matches, advancing to the next four points. Syria has one point and India has zero points. Regardless of the outcome of the remaining matches, Australia secured at least the second place in the group, confirming its advance to the round of 16. Uzbekistan is also highly likely to advance to the round of 16. Depending on the outcome of the final match, there is a chance that the team will drop to the second place and advance to the third place. However, four of the six teams ranking third in each group will also be entitled to advance to the round of 16. A team that ranks third with four points usually advances to the round of 16.
On the contrary, if Uzbekistan wins the final group match against Australia on Sunday, it may regain its top spot in the group. Chances are high that the round of 16 match will change in this match.
Australia is the second team that has confirmed its advance to the round of 16 after the host country Qatar. Qatar beat Tajikistan 1-0 early Sunday morning, and led the team to win two games first. As China, the second-ranked in the group, had only two points and Tajikistan and Lebanon had one point, Qatar has confirmed its advance to the top of the group.
In Group C, the UAE ranked No. 1 in the group. The UAE had one win and one draw at a 1-1 draw with Palestine on Wednesday. Sultan Adil, a 20-year-old promising striker, scored the first goal but conceded a point of his own. The UAE ranks first with four points, while Iran, which has yet to play its second group match, ranks second with three points. 헤라카지노주소
Even if the UAE loses to Iran in its final group match on Monday, it can aim for the second place in its group with four points, and if it loses to the third place in its group, it is also highly likely to advance to the round of 16. Of course, there is a possibility that the UAE will win a draw or an unexpected victory against Iran.
According to the current forecast, Qatar, which has confirmed the top spot in Group A, and the UAE, which is likely to be second in Group C, are likely to meet in the round of 16. For Bento, it will be an opportunity to take revenge on Qatar, which will drop him, who was the Korean coach in the 2019 tournament.