The Chinese Asian Games national team, led by coach Dejan Durdevich, defeated Myanmar 4-0 in the second Group A match of the men’s soccer group at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Xiaoshan Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on the 21st. 사설토토 Veteran striker Tan Long, who was selected as a wild card, scored multiple goals, followed by defender Wang Jian-ao and striker Dai Wei-jun adding one goal each to easily win.
China, which previously defeated India 5-1 in the first round, has won two consecutive games, making it likely to advance to the round of 16 at the top of the group regardless of the result of the final match against Bangladesh. Currently, India and Myanmar have three points with one win and one loss, and even if one of India and Myanmar wins the final match and China loses to Bangladesh, China’s goal difference is +8 and the goal difference between the two teams is -3, so they will not give up the top spot in the group unless they lose very much.
China, which is likely to reach the round of 16 as the No. 1 player in the group, will face the third place in Group B or the third place in Group D. If they win the round of 16, they will meet the winner of the showdown between the first place in Group E and the second place in Group F, with the current national team led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong. This means that the match between Korea and China is likely to take place in the quarterfinals.
Hwang Sun-hong also won both the first and second group games in this tournament. In the first game, they won 9-0 against Kuwait, and in the second game, they won 4-0 against Thailand. The rotation is also evaluated as successful in a tight schedule, and the fact that the score distribution was evenly distributed without ace Lee Kang-in is also positively evaluated.
However, China does not seem to be overwhelmed by the momentum of Hwang Sun-hong. Rather, he declared that he would look forward to the championship with overflowing confidence.
According to the Asian Games Organizing Committee Information System, striker Tanlong said in an interview after the match against Myanmar, I think we can fight against any opponent, and declared, No matter who the opponent is, we will fight with everything to go higher.
Regarding the fact that he has scored multiple points in two consecutive games, he also said, It’s thanks to Durdevich’s approach and it’s a great thing. I hope we can continue this momentum until the tournament, he said.
Also, I was nervous in the first game, but today I scored my first goal and was able to play freely. I will continue to score more goals to help China go higher, he said, vowing to score every opponent he meets.
Defender Wang Jian-ao, who succeeded in scoring against Myanmar, also said he would focus on the match against Bangladesh, saying, I will analyze the next opponent after reorganizing, and added, I am focusing on each game. I want to reach as high as possible, he said in a confident manner about meeting stronger teams in the tournament.
To the Chinese home fans who give passionate support every game, I’m very grateful. It gives us great strength. The players did not disappoint the fans. I was able to win thanks to the fans, he said.
Meanwhile, Hwang Sun-hong was unable to decide the match with one win and one loss in two consecutive away matches to China in June. In the first game, Eom Won-sang’s multi-goal and Jung Woo-young’s goal gave him a 3-1 complete victory, but he lost 0-1 in the following second game. At that time, the lack of China’s rough soccer and VAR system was cited as the most important factor to be wary of, and Chinese fans’ support was added to the main tournament. China has also joined forces with the goal of winning a gold medal at the Asian Games in its own country. If the Korea-China match takes place in the quarterfinals, it is expected that a fiercer-than-expected fight will unfold.