‘Caught using a trick?’
The controversy over the Hangzhou Asian Games organizing committee changing the Asian Games men’s soccer tournament bracket is expected to end in an incident.토토사이트
On the 26th, a day before the round of 16 of the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held from the 27th, netizens pointed out that the soccer bracket had changed on the official website of the competition. The previous schedule in which the winner of the Korea-Kyrgyzstan match in the round of 16 would face the winner of the China-Qatar match in the quarterfinals was changed to a match where the winner of the Korea-Kyrgyzstan match would face the winner of the Hong Kong-Palestine match instead of China-Qatar in the quarterfinals. According to the changed bracket, Korea will face China in the semifinals instead of the quarterfinals. Suspicion arose that they were trying to increase their chances of a medal by delaying the match against Korea, which objectively had strong power, as much as possible. Controversy arose because the organizing committee did not even notify the Korea Football Association after changing the Asian Games women’s soccer tournament bracket.
Lee Kang-in’s goal is clear.
In response to this, an official of the Korea Football Association dismissed the possibility of changing the bracket, saying this afternoon, “We have not been notified by the organizing committee that there has been a change. Even when we asked the Jinhua and Hangzhou organizing committee, they said there was no change.” I checked again on the website after 3 PM local time, and the bracket was the same as the original plan. At the top right of the PDF file, there is a sign that it was modified at 3:33. There is no way to know whether it was a simple computer error or whether this was done with some intention.
China-Qatar, Korea-Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan-Indonesia, India-Saudi Arabia, Iran-Thailand, Hong Kong-Palestine, Japan-Myanmar, and North Korea-Bahrain will clash in the round of 16 on the 27th and 28th.
If Korea and China both win, they will clash for a ticket to the semifinals at Hangzhou Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on October 1. From the quarterfinals onwards, all teams gather in Hangzhou to play. The semifinals will be held on October 4th and the finals will be held on October 7th. Korea, aiming for its third consecutive victory in the tournament, will not face its tough enemies Japan, North Korea, and Iran until the finals.
The round of 16 match between Korea and Kyrgyzstan, the ‘Central Asian ambush’, will be held at Jinhwa Sports Center Stadium on the 27th at 8:30 pm (Korean time).