The Qatar U23 national team won all three matches in Group B of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup preliminary group stage, including a win against Korea.
Qatar won 1-0 in the third group match against Kyrgyzstan held at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam on the 12th.
Qatar previously defeated the home team Korea 2-0 and Myanmar 6-0, respectively, and won the final match, finishing the preliminary schedule with a total of 9 goals and no conceding.
However, because Qatar has confirmed automatic advancement as the host country for the U23 Asian Cup finals, it is not counted in the results of this preliminary round.
Therefore, Group B’s qualification to the finals will be decided solely on the results of matches between Korea, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan, excluding the match against Qatar.
This competition is a preliminary round to determine the 16 teams that will advance to the U23 Asian Cup finals. The finals to be held in Qatar next year will determine the Asian champion in the U23 age group and also select a team that will advance to the 2024 Paris Olympics. First, you must pass the preliminaries and then place in the top three teams in the finals to receive a ticket to Paris.토토사이트
For Korea, which is attempting to advance to the Olympic finals for the 10th time in a row, the 0-2 defeat against Qatar and Qatar’s upward trend are very disappointing. Although Korea’s loss to Qatar is not officially recorded, it is clear that Qatar is a threatening opponent.
They must place in the top 3 among 16 teams with many formidable opponents, including Qatar, Japan, and China, and there is a possibility that they will meet Qatar again. Even then, if they lose helplessly to Qatar, the path to the finals will inevitably be a thorny one.