The tournament draw for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games has been finalized. South Korea’s Hwang Sun-hong, who is aiming for a third consecutive Asian Games gold medal, will meet Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16, but will not face the likes of North Korea and Japan before reaching the final.
The round of 16 has been finalized after the final Group D match between Japan and Palestine at the Asian Games on Friday (June 25). Hwang Sun-hong’s men will face Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16. They will face either China or Japan in the quarterfinals and will not face the likes of North Korea or Japan until they reach the final.
At the Asian Games, the top two finishers in each of the six groups advanced directly to the round of 16, with the top four finishers in each group advancing further. This meant that many matchups were not finalized until the top four finishers were determined.
With only Japan and Palestine remaining, only three matches were confirmed for the Round of 16. First up, Group E leader Hwang Sun-hong-ho will face Group F runner-up Kyrgyzstan in the Round of 16. Bahrain, who finished second in Group E, will face North Korea, who finished first in Group F. Group A runner-up India will face Group B runner-up Saudi Arabia.
China, who finished first in Pool A, would play either Pool B’s third-place finisher Vietnam or Pool D’s third-place finisher in the Round of 16. The opponent of Pool D’s Japan-Palestine match was not finalized as the match was not completed. Group B’s top-ranked Iran was also drawn to play either Group D or Group E’s third-ranked Thailand, so they had to wait for the Japan-Palestine result.
Group C was a bit unusual. Afghanistan and Syria abruptly withdrew from the tournament on the 18th, one day before their first match. With the group stage already underway and two teams dropping out so quickly, Group C was left with Uzbekistan and Hong Kong automatically advancing to the round of 16.
The two teams played their first match on the 22nd, and played one more on the 25th, the last day of the group stage, to determine the standings. With wins of 1-0 and 3-1, Uzbekistan moved into first place. Hong Kong, who had never won a game, advanced to the round of 16 with a 0-0 record.
The second-place finisher in Group C was drawn against the second-place finisher in Group D, so we waited for the results of Japan-Palestine in Group D, where the second- and third-place finishers were not determined. Group C winner Uzbekistan would face either Group E winner Thailand or Group F winner Indonesia. The winner of Group D also faced either Group A’s third-place Myanmar or Group B’s third-place Vietnam. This was also dependent on the Japan-Palestine result.
In this situation, the Japan-Palestine match took place and ended in a 1-0 victory for Japan, deciding the final Group D standings. With two wins, Japan is in first place, Palestine is in second, and Qatar is in third.
The top four teams in each group were Indonesia, Qatar, Thailand, and Myanmar. 온라인카지노 The third-place finisher in Group B, Vietnam, was eliminated from the top team competition and did not advance to the Round of 16.
This created the round of 16 bracket. In addition to the aforementioned South Korea-Kyrgyzstan, North Korea-Bahrain, and India-Saudi, China-Qatar, Iran-Thailand, Hong Kong-Palestine, Uzbekistan-Indonesia, and Japan-Myanmar will face off in the Round of 16.
North Korea and Japan were placed on opposite sides of the tournament bracket, meaning there would be no North-South or South Korea-Japan matches until the final. If they beat Kyrgyzstan to reach the quarterfinals, they would face the winner of China-Qatar. If they beat China, they’ll likely face a tricky opponent in the quarterfinals, such as Saudi Arabia from the Middle East or Central Asian powerhouse Uzbekistan.
On the other side, the winners of Iran-Thailand and Hong Kong-Palestine will meet in the quarterfinals, while the winner of Japan-Myanmar will play the winner of North Korea-Bahrain for a spot in the semifinals. While Iran is expected to breeze through to the semifinals, it will be interesting to see which of Japan and North Korea will rise from the quarterfinals.
The round of 16 will be played over two days, on the 27th and 28th. On the 27th, China-Qatar, Iran-Thailand, and Hong Kong-Palestine will take place in Hangzhou, followed by South Korea-Kyrgyzstan and North Korea-Bahrain in Jinhua on the same day. On the 28th, the three remaining matches will be played in Hangzhou: India-Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan-Indonesia, and Japan-Myanmar.
If the team wins its round of 16 match, it will leave Jinhua for the final in Hangzhou. If they meet China, they will face off at Hangzhou Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on March 1.
If they reach the quarterfinals, they will likely face either Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan at the same venue three days later on October 4. The final will also be played at the Huanglong Sports Center.