The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games tournament match-up has been confirmed. Hwang Seon-hong, who is challenging for his third consecutive Asian Games gold medal, will meet Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16. Until she gets to the finals, she doesn’t face tough teams like North Korea or Japan.
On the 25th (Korean time), the final match for the round of 16 was confirmed after the final match of Group D of the Asian Games group stage between Japan and Palestine. The Asian Games national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong will clash with Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, they face China or . Until we reach the finals, we will not face difficult teams such as North Korea or Japan.
This year’s Asian Games had a rule in which the top two teams out of six groups advanced directly to the round of 16, and the top four teams among the top three teams in each group advanced additionally. Therefore, many of the matchups were not confirmed until the top 4 teams among the 3rd place teams were selected.
With only the match between Japan and Palestine left, there were a total of three matches confirmed for the round of 16. First, Hwang Seon-hong, ranked first in Group E, faced Kyrgyzstan, ranked second in Group F, in the round of 16. Bahrain, which took second place in Group E, will face North Korea, which took first place in Group F. It was decided that India, ranked second in Group A, would face Saudi Arabia, ranked second in Group B.
China, which took first place in Group A, was scheduled to play the round of 16 against either Vietnam, third place in Group B, or third place in Group D. Because the match between Japan and Palestine in Group D had not been completed, the opponent had not been confirmed. Iran, ranked 1st in Group B, also had to wait until the results of the Japan-Palestine game were announced because it was a match against Thailand, which ranked 3rd in Group D or Group E.
Group C was a bit unique. On the 18th, a day before the first group match was scheduled to begin, Afghanistan and Syria suddenly withdrew from participating in the tournament. With the group stage schedule having already begun, two teams were quickly eliminated, and Uzbekistan and Hong Kong automatically advanced to the round of 16 in Group C.
The two teams played their first game on the 22nd, and played one more game on the 25th, the last day of the group stage, to determine their rankings. Uzbekistan, which won 1-0 and 3-1, rose to first place. Hong Kong, which had never won, created a valuable scene by advancing to the round of 16 with 0 points.
The runner-up in Group C faced the runner-up in Group D. Therefore, we waited until the results of Japan-Palestine in Group D, where the 2nd and 3rd place in the group were not determined, were announced. Uzbekistan, ranked 1st in Group C, faced either Thailand, 3rd in Group E, or Indonesia, 3rd in Group F. 1st place in Group D was also about to face Myanmar, 3rd place in Group A, or Vietnam, 3rd place in Group B. Again, it could have changed depending on the Japan-Palestine outcome.
Under these circumstances, the match between Japan and Palestine was held, and ended with Japan’s 1-0 win, determining the final ranking of Group D. Japan took first place with two wins, Palestine took second place, and Qatar took third place.
Among the third-place teams in each group, the top four countries were Indonesia, Qatar, Thailand, and Myanmar, in that order. Vietnam, which took third place in Group B, was eliminated from the top team competition and failed to advance to the round of 16.메이저사이트
Accordingly, the round of 16 bracket was created. In addition to the aforementioned Korea-Kyrgyzstan, North Korea-Bahrain, and India-Saudi Arabia, China-Qatar, Iran-Thailand, Hong Kong-Palestine, Uzbekistan-Indonesia, and Japan-Myanmar will clash in the round of 16.
According to the tournament bracket, North Korea and Japan went on opposite sides of the national team. There will no longer be a North-South game or a Korea-Japan game until the finals are reached. If the national team defeats Kyrgyzstan and advances to the quarterfinals, it will face the winner of China and Qatar. If they win the game against China, there is a high probability that they will meet difficult teams such as Saudi Arabia in the Middle East or Uzbekistan, a powerhouse in Central Asia, in the semifinals.
On the other side, the winners of Iran-Thailand and Hong Kong-Palestine will face each other in the quarterfinals, while the winner of Japan-Myanmar will compete with the winner of North Korea-Bahrain for a place in the semifinals. While Iran is expected to easily advance to the semifinals, it will be interesting to see which team, Japan or North Korea, will advance to the quarterfinals.
The round of 16 will be held over two days on the 27th and 28th. On the 27th, the China-Qatar, Iran-Thailand, and Hong Kong-Palestine games will be held in Hangzhou, and on the same day, the Korea-Kyrgyzstan and North Korea-Bahrain games will be played in Jinhua. On the 28th, the remaining three games will be played in Hangzhou: India-Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan-Indonesia, and Japan-Myanmar.
If the national team wins the round of 16, it will leave Jinhua and move to Hangzhou. If they meet China, they will clash at Hangzhou Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on the 1st of next month.
If they advance to the semifinals, they will likely face either Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan at the same venue three days later, on October 4th. The finals will also be held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium.