Some of the matchups for the women’s soccer event in the Hangzhou Asian Games have changed. There is a possibility that South Korea, led by coach Colin Bell, will face North Korea instead of Japan in the quarterfinals.
An official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the 19th, 온라인카지노“As the Asian Games women’s soccer quarterfinal bracket has been changed, the first place in Group E, which Korea belongs to, will face the second place in Group D or the first place in Group C.”
A total of 17 teams participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games women’s soccer, with three teams each assigned to Groups A to C, and four teams to Groups D to E. The five countries ranked first in each group and the three countries ranked second in each group advance to the quarterfinals.
Originally, in the bracket, the first place in Group E was scheduled to compete with the first place in Group D to advance to the semifinals. Accordingly, Korea, which is likely to be first in Group E, was expected to face Japan, which is likely to be first in Group D.
However, ahead of the tournament, the tournament organizing committee suddenly made changes to the quarterfinals, and Korea’s opponent also changed.
As a result, Korea avoided the quarterfinals against Japan, which boasts world-class power. However, there is a possibility of a clash with North Korea, which is likely to take first place in Group C, so we cannot relax. Both Japan and North Korea are world leaders in women’s soccer.
A KFA official explained, “The Korea Football Association has not received an official letter or notice regarding the schedule change. We have not heard anything about the reason for the schedule change,” adding, “We presume the change was made because Cambodia from Group C withdrew from participating in the tournament.”
According to KFA, a file outlining the Asian Games schedule was received from the organizing committee on the 8th, but there was no notice about changes to the soccer schedule at the time. Instead, the competition guidelines received together showed a revised bracket without any guidance, and it was confirmed that KFA did not separately check the new bracket because there was no guidance on changing the bracket.
The women’s national soccer team, which aims to win the Asian Games gold medal for the first time in history, is in a chaotic mood, with three players replaced due to injuries and schedule changes before departure.