Asia’s 1st and 2nd and 3rd and 4th places clash in the quarterfinals Japan-Iran, Korea-Australia matches concluded

South Korea’s Cho Kyu-sung is hugging Son Heung-min after scoring the equalizing goal in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup round of 16 match between Korea and Saudi Arabia held at Al Rayyan Education City Stadium in Qatar on the 30th (local time).

The ‘four dragons’ representing Asian soccer met in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup. Among the top four teams in the FIFA rankings, Japan (17th) – Iran (21st), Korea (23rd) – Australia (25th), two teams will not be able to advance to the semifinals.

Japan won 3-1 in the Asian Cup round of 16 against Bahrain held at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on January 31 (Korean time). 카지노사이트

Japan, boasting tremendous firepower, will face Iran, another contender for the championship, in the quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd.

Iran drew 1-1 with Syria (91st place) that day, then won 5PSO3 in a penalty shootout and advanced to the quarterfinals.

With this, the Asian Cup quarterfinals have all been confirmed. Takhikistan (106th)-Jordan (87th), Australia-Korea, Iran-Japan, and Qatar (58th)-Uzbekistan (68th) will meet to advance to the semifinals.

What is interesting is that the four teams considered to be the four strongest teams in Asian soccer will face each other in the quarterfinals. Japan, ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings, the highest, will meet Iran (21st), 2nd in the AFC, while Korea (23rd) will compete with Australia (25th) to advance to the semifinals.

Japan is a strong team that has won the Asian Cup a record four times (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011), and finished second behind Qatar in the 2019 competition.

Iran, which meets Japan, also won the championship three times (1968, 1972, 1976) and is tied for second place in the number of championships along with Saudi Arabia (three times).

Since then, Korea has won twice (1956, 1960), and Australia has won the championship once in a competition held in their country in 2015.

Meanwhile, if Korea, which is trying to win the championship for the first time in 64 years, defeats Australia, it will meet the winner of Jordan and Tajikistan in the semifinals.

Assuming they make it to the finals, the ‘Korea-Japan match‘ that many fans are looking forward to may only happen in the finals. 카지노사이트존

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