Chinese media also questioned China’s chances of reaching the quarterfinals.
China defeated Qatar 1-0 in their men’s football round of 16 match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on Nov. 27.
China’s quarterfinal opponent is South Korea, who defeated Kyrgyzstan 5-1. South Korea and China will meet in the quarterfinals on Oct. 1.
Tao Qinglong scored the first goal for China in the third minute of the first half and held on for a 1-0 victory. However, throughout the game, Chinese players continued to commit stoppages to protect the 1-0 score.
This was especially ugly in the second half of the game.
With six minutes of extra time remaining, China and Qatar engaged in a brawl that bordered on a scuffle.
When the final whistle blew, the Qatari players became impatient and ran to the referee to protest. They even pushed the referee with their bodies, but it didn’t change the result and China advanced to the quarterfinals.
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In the end, the Chinese media didn’t seem to buy into the Chinese propaganda.
“While Zhu Tianjie was injured, Zhang Shengrong also received a red card and will not be able to play against South Korea,” said Sohu.com. Gao Tianyi will also be unable to play in the quarterfinals due to accumulating cautions.”
“Our quarterfinal opponent is Korea, who are the favorites to win the title. With the current situation, the Chinese team will have a tough time,” he said, adding, “If the Chinese Asian Games team wants to go further, they can only hope for a miracle.”