Asian Games 2022 has reached its quarter-final stage, and the results have been nothing short of surprising. As the tournament progresses, the competition intensifies, and teams have to bring their A-game to secure a spot in the semi-finals. In this article, we will discuss the complete results and schedule of the quarter-finals, highlighting the unfortunate exit of the Indonesian U-24 national team and the elimination of ASEAN representatives.
The quarter-finals began with great anticipation and excitement as fans across Asia eagerly awaited the outcome of these crucial matches. However, for the Indonesian U-24 national team, the dream of clinching a medal on home soil came to a heartbreaking end. The team faced a formidable opponent in South Korea and, despite putting up a valiant fight, was unable to secure a victory. The match ended with a scoreline of 2-0 in favor of South Korea, leaving Indonesian fans disappointed but still proud of their team’s efforts throughout the tournament.
Another ASEAN representative, Vietnam, also faced a tough challenge in their quarter-final match against Japan. Despite their impressive performance in the group stages, Vietnam could not overcome the strong Japanese side. The match ended with a 3-1 victory for Japan, ending Vietnam’s hopes of progressing further in the tournament.
Thailand, another ASEAN nation, faced a daunting task in their quarter-final clash against China. The Thai team put up a spirited fight, but China’s superior skills and experience proved too much to handle. In the end, China emerged victorious with a convincing 3-0 win, eliminating Thailand from the competition.
Malaysia, the final ASEAN representative in the quarter-finals, faced a formidable opponent in Qatar. The Malaysian team displayed great determination and resilience, but Qatar’s attacking prowess proved too much to handle. The match ended with a 2-0 victory for Qatar, ending Malaysia’s Asian Games campaign.
Despite the disappointment of the ASEAN teams, the quarter-finals also witnessed some thrilling matches and surprise results. One such match was between Iran and Iraq, which ended in a dramatic penalty shootout. After a 1-1 draw in regular time and extra time, Iran held their nerve to win 5-4 in the shootout and secure a spot in the semi-finals.
Another exciting encounter was between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The match ended in a 2-2 draw, leading to extra time. In a nail-biting finish, Saudi Arabia managed to score a late winner, securing a 3-2 victory and a place in the semi-finals.
The remaining quarter-final matches will see South Korea face off against Japan, and China take on Qatar. These matches promise to deliver more thrilling moments and intense competition as the teams battle for a spot in the semi-finals.
As the Asian Games 2022 quarter-finals come to a close, it is evident that the tournament has been full of surprises and upsets. The exit of the Indonesian U-24 national team and the elimination of ASEAN representatives highlight the competitiveness of the event and the unpredictable nature of football. Fans across Asia eagerly await the semi-finals, hoping for more thrilling matches and memorable performances from the remaining teams.