Hwang Sun-hong has been grouped with Japan and China. 토토사이트링크 The South Korean Olympic soccer team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, was drawn into Group B with Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and China as a result of the draw for the 2024 AFC U-23 Championship held in Doha, Qatar on November 23.
The U-23 Asian Cup also serves as the final qualifying round for the Olympics. The first, second, and third places will go straight to the finals, and the fourth place will have an intercontinental playoff. South Korea, which lost to Japan in the 2022 tournament and was eliminated in the quarterfinals, was assigned to two ports in this group. Japan, which reached the semifinals of the last tournament, has one port, the United Arab Emirates, which failed to advance to the round of 16, has three ports, and China, which failed to advance to the finals, has four ports.
South Korea was placed in the group of death as it was tied to Japan, which is the trickiest one-port team among Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan, the United Arab Emirates, which has the highest FIFA ranking among the three-port teams, and China, which has the highest FIFA ranking among the four-port teams.
Coach Hwang Sun-hong, who won the gold medal at the last Hangzhou Asian Games, will guide the U-23 national team in succession to the Paris Olympics. The rematch with China and Japan, which met at the Asian Games, draws attention.
In addition, Hwang Sun-hong was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2022 tournament after being completely defeated 0-3 by Japan, which is an opportunity for revenge.