The Korea-Japan match, which attracted great attention in the women’s soccer event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, will now be held in the finals rather than the quarterfinals.
The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, sets sail for the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Korea was placed in Group E along with Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Myanmar.
In Group D, adjacent to Korea, was Japan, their eternal rival. Japan was tied together with Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh. 안전놀이터
In this tournament, the first place in Group E and the first place in Group D will face each other in the quarterfinals. But this has changed. On the 18th, the Hangzhou Asian Games women’s soccer organizing committee changed the bracket, and the first place in Group E will face the second place in Group D or first place in Group C.
It was a matchup where Korea and Japan were expected to meet from the quarterfinals, but according to the changed matchup, if both teams advance to the tournament as first place in their group, they will not meet in the quarterfinals.
It was reported that there was no separate notification for this change in match-up. When we asked an official from the Korea Football Association (KFA), it turned out to be true. When asked about a KFA official, he replied, “There has been no official document regarding the change of lineup.”
At the same time, he could not hide his embarrassment. When asked if the matchup had been changed without any notice, the answer was “yes” mixed with confusion.
Meanwhile, as the 1st place in Group E faced the 2nd place in Group D or the 1st place in Group C, the 1st place in Group D naturally faced the 1st place in Group C or 2nd place in Group E for a ticket to the semifinals. In the Korea-Japan match, if Korea and Japan defeat their competitors side by side, they will meet in the final.