U23 Asian Cup Group B together
Group 4 – 1 – 2nd place team tournament
“I had a hard time, but I’m going to the Olympics”
Korean soccer’s 10th consecutive Olympic qualification has become difficult. He was one of the toughest groups in the tournament with tickets to the finals at stake.
South Korea belonged to Group B along with Japan, China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the draw for the “2024 Under-23 (U-23) Asian Cup” held in Doha, Qatar on the 23rd. The event will also serve as the final preliminary round for next year’s Paris Olympics in Asia. South Korea was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the tournament last year and did not receive a top seed in this draw. South Korea, which is included in Port 2, is in the same group as Japan, which won the top seed for third place in last year’s tournament. Last year, Korea failed to advance to the semifinals after losing 0-3 to Japan in the quarterfinals of the tournament. When the results of the draw came out on the same day, Japanese media also said that the national team was included in the “group of death” along with South Korea.
Sixteen countries will participate in this competition, and the top three must be in order to win a ticket to the Olympic finals. Fourth place must win an intercontinental playoff against an African country to qualify for the Olympics. The group matches will be played in four groups of four countries, and the first and second places in each group will reach the quarterfinals to determine the winning team through the tournament. If Korea passes the group stage, it will compete with the top or second place in Group A to advance to the semifinals. Group A included Qatar, the host country of the tournament, and Indonesia, Australia, and Jordan, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong. Group C included Saudi Arabia, the “defending champion,” Iraq, Thailand, and Tajikistan. Group D included Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Kuwait, and Malaysia. 먹튀검증
“I don’t think there’s a good opponent among the teams in the competition, but I met teams in difficult groups that I couldn’t afford to let my guard down,” Olympic coach Hwang Sun-hong said. “There will be a difficult process, but the goal is to participate in the Olympics for 10 consecutive times.” Korea won the competition in 2020.