We have already arrived… How far have we come, North Korea… Possibility of ‘North-South War’ in round of 16

The Korean Asian Games national team has already reached the round of 16. It has also been decided that the team will take first place in the group and face the second place team in Group F in the round of 16. However, North Korea’s ranking in Group F has not yet been determined.

The Korean Asian Games team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, faced Thailand 4-0 in the second match of Group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games group stage held at Jinhua Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in China at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 21st. achieved a complete victory.

Korea recorded a 9-0 score against Kuwait in the first game and a 4-0 score against Thailand, recording 13 goals and no goals in two games, and secured first place in Group E even though they have not yet played against Bahrain in the third game.

Korea, ranked first in Group E, will face the second ranked team in Group F in the round of 16 on the 27th. And in Group F, North Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Kyrgyzstan compete.

North Korea is ranked first in Group F, which has played through the second round of the group stage. North Korea won 2-0 over Taiwan in the first game, and won 1-0 against Kyrgyzstan in the second game with Kim Kook-jin’s winning goal.스포츠토토

North Korea, which accumulated 6 points, confirmed its advancement to the round of 16. Now, the final ranking of the group stage has become important. North Korea is currently in first place, but depending on the result of the final match against Indonesia in the group stage, they may be ranked second in the group. If they finish the group stage in second place, they will have to face South Korea in the ‘North-South War’ in the round of 16.

North Korea appeared at an international competition for the first time in five years. Although it was difficult to predict the team’s strength as they had not played an international game for such a long time, they played a decent game against Taiwan, with Lee Jo-guk in the 7th minute of the first half and Kim Kook-jin in the 12th minute hitting the net in succession.

In the second game, North Korea, who scored the first goal 20 minutes into the first half, won 1-0 without conceding a goal. North Korea is one of four teams that recorded no goals in this tournament, along with South Korea in Group E and Saudi Arabia and Iran in Group B.

If we face North Korea in the round of 16 on the 27th, it will be Korea that is slightly more environmentally advantageous. Like North Korea, North Korea played the entire group stage in Jinhua, but the stadium was different. South Korea used the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium, and North Korea used the Zhejiang Normal University East Stadium. South Korea will play at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium until the round of 16. 

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