Asia’s football periphery, China, was angry with the evaluation of ‘weak’ and even raised a conspiracy theory for the group draw.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held a group draw ceremony for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup group stage held at the Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar at 8:00 pm (Korean time) on the 11th.
Korea, which is challenging Asia’s top spot in 64 years, was placed in Group E with Malaysia (138th in the FIFA rankings), Jordan (84th) and Bahrain (85th) led by coach Kim Pan-gon.
The hosts, Qatar, were placed in Group A along with China, Tajikistan and Lebanon. Qatar said, “It’s a good grouping. Beyond the quarterfinals, it is worth aiming for the quarterfinals 먹튀검증.”
Qatar’s undervaluation hurt China’s pride. ‘Sohu.com’ said, “The Chinese national team was humiliated. It is a conspiracy theory that the weak China was drawn into Group A in consideration of the host country, Qatar.”
The Chinese football media ‘Football Weekly’ said, “It is very humiliating for Chinese football that Qatar chose us with enough confidence.”
Looking at the previous Asian Cup results, China’s best results were runner-up twice (1984, 2004) and third place twice (1976, 1992). However, the most recent prize was in 2004, which is nearly 20 years old. Even if Qatar ignores Chinese soccer, it is a situation where there is nothing to say.