Japan in chaos, ‘clash in round of 16 possible’, keen on continuous absence from Group C

Men’s soccer at the Hangzhou Asian Games was engulfed in chaos. Just one day before the first match of the group stage, two teams announced their absence.

Geki Soccer, a Japanese soccer media outlet, reported on the 18th, 온라인바카라‘According to Chinese local media, the Syrian and Afghanistan national teams in Group C of the Hangzhou Asian Games appear to have decided to withdraw. Syria first announced its intention to not participate. Afghanistan also decided to resign due to security issues and difficulties in securing players. Both teams were scheduled to play in Group C. Only Uzbekistan and Hong Kong remain in Group C. Only two teams decided to continue the challenge. Although no statement was made, it was already reported on the official website that Syria and Afghanistan have disappeared from Group C.

Originally, a total of 23 countries were to participate in this competition. The system was divided into a total of 6 groups (3 teams in Group D), with the top 4 teams from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each group advancing to the round of 16. However, the situation in Group C changed drastically. This media outlet said, ‘There are only two teams left in Group C. It appears that the group will not be reorganized. Instead, it is known that the two teams in Group C will play twice. Nevertheless, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong can advance to the round of 16 regardless of the result of the game. It is reported that discussions will be held with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), including its feasibility. He said, “It is known that there is a possibility that the possibility of advancing to the round of 16 may be adjusted.”

There is a reason why Japan is paying more attention to the Group C situation. Japan is in Group D. Palestine and Qatar clash. If you advance to the round of 16 by finishing first in Group D, you will face one of the top three teams in Groups A, B, or C. Second place in Group D will face second place in Group C in the first round of the tournament. This is a situation where Japan has no choice but to pay close attention.

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