Now, the burden of “yellow trouble” will go away if the team passes the match against Australia. However, players who carry one yellow card cannot play in the semifinals if they receive a yellow card warning in this match.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will play against Australia in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Qatar Asian Cup at Al-Zanub Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar, at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Korea ranks 23rd in FIFA rankings, while Australia ranks 25th.
Now, there are only three games left until the championship. Korea showed somewhat disappointing performance during the group stage. Korea, which had been in groups with Bahrain, Jordan, and Malaysia, was widely expected to easily secure the top spot in the group. Expectations for the “greatest-ever lineup,” centered on players who have been outstanding in Europe, such as Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, and Kim Min-jae, were quite high and were evaluated as one of the strong candidates for the championship.
However, the team failed to display superiority in the group league. The team won the first match 3-1 against Bahrain, but lost focus in the early second half after scoring the first goal. It was the same in matches against Jordan and Malaysia. With no clean sheet (game in which no goals were allowed), the team had one win and two draws.
As a result, Korea advanced to the round of 16 as the second-ranked team in its group. If Korea had ranked first in the group, it would have been more likely that Korea would have a showdown with Japan, the second-ranked in Group D. Korea avoided the Korea-Japan match, but met Saudi Arabia, the top-ranked in Group F, and played a difficult match in the round of 16. Korea allowed a run one minute earlier in the second half against Saudi Arabia. It was the moment when Korea allowed the first goal of this year’s event.
Fortunately, Cho Kyu-sung’s dramatic equalizer in the extra time of the second half led the game to extra time. It finally went to the penalty shootout, and advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo’s brilliant defense. At that time, goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo saved Saudi Arabia’s 3rd and 4th kickers in a row, and Korea scored all four kickers. 헤라카지노주소
Now, Korea will face Australia. Australia is in Group B along with Uzbekistan, Syria and India. The team tied Uzbekistan in the final match, but it beat both Syria and India to advance to the round of 16 as No. 1 in its group. Then, it met Indonesia and secured a landslide 4-0 victory, advancing to the quarterfinals with ease.
It will be a fierce competition between Korea and Australia, who are ranked third and fourth in the Asian rankings as well. The winning team will face off against the winner of the Tajikistan-Jordan match in the semi-finals. We cannot be wary of which opponent we will face, but among the surviving teams, we are still weak in objective terms of performance.