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BEST EAST ASIA TEAM!!! South Korea outclass Japan & China following recent achievements

BEST EAST ASIA TEAM!!! South Korea outclass Japan & China following recent achievements

South Korea football has brought consistency throughout recent tournaments, following by an impressive style of play in the two first matches of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

At the first two AFC U23 Championship matches, South Korea U23 has brought valiancy, controlled the matches and gained crucial 3 points each match at the final whistle. They showed their experience in the first win against China U23 by grabbing a late winner in the 93rd minute. Latest, they showed their domination in the first half against Iran U23, eventually ended the match at a 2-1 scoreline.

The final match of the group stage against the defending champion Uzbekistan U23 will be the final test for the crew led by head coach Kim Hak Bum. With a qualified ticket in hand, South Korea U23 will step into the match with nearly no pressure at all, creating chances for the substitutes to express themselves.

BEST EAST ASIA TEAM!!! South Korea outclass Japan & China following recent achievements

This impressive form has been going on since the Asian Games 2018 tournament, as Son Heung Min and his team-mates went on to win the gold medal. With this core squad, they came to Thailand with a clear goal in hand: a ticket to the Olympics and the trophy.

At the East Football Championship, although the countries only brought their B-team to the tournament, South Korea still managed to come home victorious, with wins over Japan, China and Hong Kong. The trophy was added to the gallery just like the icing on the cake, as they were one level above the others in the region.

The squad has proven themselves to be of much quality, even though many key players who are now playing in Europe are not called up due to the club’s restriction. One of them is Lee Kang In. Valencia’s wonderkid can not join the squad because club not releasing the player. He is now a hot prospect for the Spanish side and needed for the different competitions such as La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

BEST EAST ASIA TEAM!!! South Korea outclass Japan & China following recent achievements

Another reason for the dominance of South Korea is the downgrade of their opponents. Once a proud force of Asian football, Japan is now on a decline with this new generation. They have just been eliminated from the AFC U23 Championship from the group stage after only two matches. With the Olympics 2020 hosted in Tokyo, the performance of Japan at this tournament has raised many concerns to the home fans, much as to the future to their football.

DPR Korea, after participating in the FIFA World Cup 2010, could never return to their prime at the continental level. Whereas China, with its decorated franchise – the Chinese Super League – with big names gathered all over the world competing – could not build themselves a proper young generation that could evenly compete in the Asian competitions.

BEST EAST ASIA TEAM!!! South Korea outclass Japan & China following recent achievements

Some new forces are on the rise such as Vietnam, Qatar or Uzbekistan will have to take more time to build themselves a reputation in Asia. But as for now, the “King of Asia” irrefutably belongs to South Korea.