Qatar, the host country for the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup finals, predicted a sensation in the Middle East by winning three out of three games in the group stage held in Korea. Korea selected all three overseas players as starters in the third group match against Myanmar.
Qatar defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the third match of Group B of the 2024 AFC U23 Asian Cup preliminary group stage held at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam on the afternoon of the 12th.
In the first half, the 0-0 balance was not broken as both teams fought fiercely in the midfield. Then, in the 7th minute of the second half, Qatari striker Ilies Brimil fired a right-footed mid-range shot from outside the left penalty area into the top corner of the goal.
Qatar, which beat Korea 2-0 on the 6th and then won 6-0 against Myanmar on the 9th, scored one more goal in the third game and finished the preliminary round with 9 points and no goals. The match record against Qatar, which automatically advanced to the finals as the host country of the U23 Asian Cup in April-May next year, is not reflected in the group stage ranking calculation.
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Shin-jin Kim ‘one-top’, Jeong Sang-bin and Eom Ji-seong on both wings
This preliminary round is a competition that determines which teams will advance to the AFC U23 Asian Cup finals, the final qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics. A total of 16 teams, including the top team from each of the 11 preliminary groups, the top four teams from the second place in each group, and the host country Qatar, will compete fiercely for a ticket to Paris in the U23 Asian Cup finals.
The remaining preliminary matches are between Korea and Myanmar.
The national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong will face Myanmar at the Changwon Soccer Center at 8 p.m. on this day.
Korea is ahead of Myanmar’s under-23 national team in their previous record with 1 win and 1 draw.
Korea defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the second game and will advance to the finals as first place in the group even if they record a draw in this game.안전놀이터
Uhm Uhm-seong (Gwangju) and Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota) will play as both wings, and Kim Shin-jin (Seoul) will play as the lone top. Lee Hyun-joo (Wiesbaden) and Baek Sang-hoon (Seoul) will support the attack in midfield, and Kwon Hyuk-gyu (Celtic) will take over as defensive midfielder. In other words, three overseas members are showing up.
The defense team is Tae-seok Lee (Seoul), Myeong-gwan Seo (Bucheon), Wi-je Jo (Busan), and Chang-woo Park (Jeonbuk). Goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon (Jeonbuk) was discharged due to joining the Hangzhou Asian Games, and Shin Song-hoon (Gimcheon) will wear goalkeeper gloves instead.