“Worst-case scenario” Anxiety over the round of 16 clash between South Korea and Japan, “Shin Tae-yong Magic” depends on Indonesia’s toes
The worst-case scenario is becoming a reality. There is a strong possibility that South Korea and Japan will face off in the round of 16. All of this is in the hands of Indonesian coach Shin Tae-yong.
South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play its second Group E match against Jordan at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 20th (Korea time).
South Korea won 3-1 in its first match against Bahrain on the 15th. South Korea is determined to secure its advance to the round of 16 early through its victory over Jordan. If South Korea advances to the tournament as the No. 1 player in Group E, it will face the No. 2 player in Group E. The No. 2 player in Group E will face the No. 1 player in Group F.
The situation is getting complicated. Group D has a twisted list of rankings. Japan (17th), Iraq (63rd), Vietnam (94th), and Indonesia (146th) are all in Group D. Japan seemed to be the most likely candidate as the No. 1 player in Asia.
The lid was opened. Japan managed to secure a 4-2 victory against Vietnam in its first match on the 14th. At that time, Japan allowed Vietnam to score two goals even after scoring the first goal, falling behind 1-2. Japan secured the victory by banking on the performances of its “European” players.
The second opponent was Iraq. Iraq also beat Indonesia 3-1 in the first match. The two teams were evenly matched in terms of points (3) and gains and losses (+2). It was highly likely that the rankings of the two teams would be determined according to the results of their duel. In terms of objective strength, Japan was dominant in the first half. However, Japan allowed two goals in the first half alone against Iraq. It was comforting to score a comeback goal in the last minute of the second half. Japan bowed its head to one to two. It fell to second in Group D.
The worst-case scenario is in operation. If Korea ranks first in Group E and Japan ranks second in Group D, they will immediately play in the round of 16. In other words, the first match of the tournament will take place between Korea and Japan. The two strongest contenders for the upcoming event will clash, effectively making it the final.
Of course, the match between Korea and Japan has not been decided yet. The ranking may change again depending on the outcome of the final match. Japan will face Indonesia, and Iraq will face Vietnam. If Japan overwhelms Indonesia significantly, and Iraq loses to Vietnam, it can also change its ranking. Even if Japan loses to Indonesia, the ranking will change. Japan can fall to the third place and be pushed back to the so-called “third place wild card.” 헤라카지노도메인
In the end, everything is decided in the final match. Coincidentally, Japan’s last opponent is Indonesia under coach Shin Tae-yong. Shin lost to Iraq in the first match, but he defeated Vietnam 1-0 in the second match. Shin took the helm of Korea at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and defeated Germany, the world’s strongest. The all-time Korea-Japan schedule will be decided at the “Magic” hosted by coach Shin Tae-yong. Everything is up to Shin.