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U23 Thailand lost to Australia because of Nishino’s over-confidence

In the press conference room after the match, coach Nishino admitted he kept the starting line up against Bahrain because “all 11 players understood the system and were too familiar with each other”.

Mr. Nishino said no mistake. It is no coincidence that Thailand U23 crush Bahrain to 5-0 in the first round and sometimes overwhelms Australia.

But also by keeping the 11-person system that made Thailand suffer a bitter defeat at Rajamangala.

The mobility of star players from Buriram United such as Supachok, Supachai and Suphanat helped U23 Thailand completely overwhelm Australia. There are even times when the visitors only take the match after receiving continuous punches from Thailand’s diverse and diversified attack.

Highlights in this way of kicking Thailand are two full-backs Thitathorn and Marhasaranukun rising very high when attacking. The Thai system was then 2-4-4 instead of 4-2-3-1 as usual. The overwhelming number of troops when attacking gives Thailand many options to deploy.

With just a few simple combinations, No. 3 Thitathorn has the opportunity to finish. This is also the situation that created a goal for Thailand.

Besides, the ability to move synchronously and intelligently of players like Supachok or Suphanat makes the Thai side pieces especially dangerous. From such a arrangement, U23 Thailand had an opening goal.

At this point, the downside of keeping the starting lineup unchanged is obvious. Supachai and Suphanat after 2 games running at full capacity in just 3 days, they were tense and had to leave the field. This type of injury is not too harmful in the long run but when the player is involved, he will definitely have to leave the field.

Trauma and replacement are not the worst hurdles. The rest of Thailand’s players also after two games of full capacity were exhausted in the rest. They were constantly cramping, shaking their heads and demanding replacement. The substitution is limited, so U23 Thailand almost fell into a handicap situation in the second half of the second half.

The table conceded thus came in an inevitable way with Thailand. They can only walk and so much effort is not enough before Australia is particularly prolific.

U23 Thailand has times overwhelming Australia, can even be considered as overwhelming opponents with technology, the ability to coordinate methodically and efforts of individual stars.

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Son Heung-min is about to break another record of Asian football

Ton Heung-min needs one more goal to overcome the legendary Cha Bum-kun leading the list of the most Asian players to score goals in Europe.

In the match between Tottenham and Red Star Belgrade at the dawn of October 23 (Hanoi time), Son scored a brace, contributing to the bold 5-0 victory of “Rooster”. He has 121 goals since he went to Europe to play football, which is comparable to the achievement of the legendary Father, the first Korean player to play in Europe.

Son started his journey in Europe with Hamburger SV. He then shone at Bayer Leverkusen and joined Tottenham in the summer of 2015. The Korean striker is now the biggest star of the English Premier League, considered the best Asian player currently.

Son Heung-min is playing sublimated with Tottenham

The striker born in 1992 surpassed the legend of Cha to become the Asian player to score the most goals in a season in Europe. Son scored 21 goals in all competitions for Tottenham in the 2016/17 season.

In the latest season, Son Heung-min scored 20 goals, selected by Tottenham as the club’s best player. The striker born in 1992 also surpassed Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the owner of the best player in London in the 2018/19 season.

Son is in the top 30 nominations for the 2019 Golden Ball award. He is the latest Asian player to be nominated by Football France. In 2007, striker Youni Mahmoud was named when he won the Asian Cup with Iraq.

Unfortunately for Son, he did not have a title in the 2018/19 season. Tottenham lost to Liverpool in the Champions League final and finished fourth in the Premier League. Son returned to the 2019 Asian Cup with the Korean team, but soon stopped.

The more Son Heung-min shines in Tottenham’s shirt, the more controversy about whether he or Park Ji-sung is the best player in Korean history or the whole of Asia becomes more and more debatable.

At 27, Son Heung-min is having it all. Tottenham fans love him, Korean fans consider him a symbol. The media in Korea does not miss any of Son’s moments.

In the past, the sport that would appear randomly in Korean TV series was baseball. Now all turned into football, with Son celebrating and scoring goals in Tottenham’s shirt. Fourfourtwo also called Son Heung-min a “national treasure” of Korea.

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South Korea U23 is waiting for the European football star

South Korea only announced 22 out of 23 players for the U23 Asian Finals 2020. They still left a position to wait for more stars from Europe to return.

Coach Kim Hak-bum said he would try to negotiate with European clubs until the deadline to register for the tournament in Thailand (December 29).

Because U23 Asia is not a FIFA tournament, European clubs have no obligation to release people. The Korea Football Association (KFA) and Coach Kim have been constantly impacted but could not make Darmstadt 98 and especially Valencia change their mind.

Kim said Korea will continue to convince the two European teams. They left a position in the squad waiting for Lee or Paik to return. The list of 23 Korean players for the Asian tournament will only be finalized on December 29.

Koreans are determined by the U23 Asian finals and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. They need the strongest force to compete for the Olympics.

The Asian U23 tournament is not part of FIFA’s competition system, so clubs are not obliged to return players to the teams. Kim and the Korean Football Federation are actively negotiating with Valencia (Spain) club about the case of midfielder Lee Kang-in, and with SV Darmstadt 98 club midfielder Paik Seung-ho.

Lee Kang-in, 18, and Paik Seung-ho, 20, each played for the Korean national team. Lee was also the star of the 2019 U20 World Championship, where he and his teammates reached the final and won the Golden Ball of the tournament.

In the list of 22 players announced by coach Kim Hak-bum, notably Song Bum-keun, goalkeeper of the three-time national champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Lee Dong-jun, the best player in the league. Two Korean or midfielder Jeong Woo-yeong, who returned from SC Freiburg (Germany).

U23 Asia takes place in Thailand from January 8 to January 26, 2020. South Korea is in Group C along with Uzbekistan, China and Iran. There are three other tables. The teams in the group will compete in a round-robin to select the two teams leading into the quarterfinals.

The top three teams are awarded tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Since Japan is the host, if they make it to the semi-finals, the remaining three teams will automatically have tickets.

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Japan called the Real Madrid star for 2022 World Cup qualifier

Japan will have a very strong squad in their next 2 matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia.

In preparation for two matches against Mongolia and Tajikistan in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia, recently coach Hajime Moriyasu has announced the official list of 23 selected players.

In this summons, Japan still impressed with a picture that can be said to be super strong, when up to 20/23 players are playing football in Europe, for leading football platforms like England and West. Spain and Germany.

There are too many high-class players in the Japanese squad, including defenders Hiroki Sakai (Olympique Marseille), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), midfielder Ritsu Doan (PSV), Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg) ) and especially Takefusa Kubo, the star being loaned out by Real Madrid in Mallorca.

The only three players in Japan currently playing in the country are defender Shinnosuke Hatanaka currently playing for Yokohama, midfielder Kento Hashimoto of FC Tokyo and striker Kensuke Nagai (FC Tokyo).

As can be seen, Japan Tel is extremely focused on the World Cup qualifying campaign in 2022, although their two rivals here are Mongolia and Tajikistan, the teams are much lower level.

In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia, Japan Tel is in Group F, where in addition they also have the presence of four other teams, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Japan will welcome Mongolia at home on 10/10. Five days later, the army of Coach Hajime Moriyasu guest before Tajikistan.

List of 23 Japanese players summoned for the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Goalkeepers

Eiji Kawashima (RC Strasbourg), Shuichi Gonda (Portimonense), Daniel Schmidt (Sint-Truidense).

Defenders

Hiroki Sakai (Olympique Marseille), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna FC), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Naomichi Ueda (Cercle Brugge), Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Yokohama), Koki Anzai (Portimonense), Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray).

Midfielders

Gaku Shibasaki (Deportivo La Coruna), Genki Haraguchi (Hannover 96), Wataru Endo (VfB Stuttgart), Kento Hashimoto (FC Tokyo), Ko Itakura (Groningen), Ritsu Doan (PSV), Shoya Nakajima (FC Porto) , Junya Ito (KRC Genk), Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg), Takefusa Kubo (RCD Mallorca).

Forwards

Kensuke Nagai (FC Tokyo), Takuma Asano (Partizan), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt).

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UAE fired coach Van Marwijk, Indonesia coach’s unknown future after SEA Games

Coach Bert van Marwijk was dismissed by the UAE on December 4, after a string of poor performances in the World Cup and 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The UAE was eliminated from the group stage in the Gulf Cup on December 2, after losing to Qatar 2-4. They won only one match in the tournament, against Yemen. The remaining UAE defeat took place before Iraq with a score of 0-2.

The UAE also did not achieve high results in the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. They are fourth in Group G, with six points, albeit one game less than the other teams. UAE is five points behind Vietnam’s peak.

Coach Van Marwijk took office in March 2019, with a three-year contract. Less than nine months, he had to leave. In 2017, the UAE also had to fire coach Edgardo Bauza when he was working for only four months.

The UAE has appointed many famous coaches outside Van Marwijk and Bauza, such as Rou Hodgson, Dick Advocaat or Alberto Zaccheroni. Van Marwijk was once expected with great achievements in the 2010 World Cup final with the Netherlands.

Indonesia coach’s unknown future after SEA Games

After losing Vietnam in the final of the SEA Games, coach Indra Sjafri has not been renewed by the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI).

Sjafri’s contract with PSSI is still valid until the end of December 2019. He was appointed coach U22 Indonesia a year ago with the most important task being SEA Games. Sjafri’s army defeated Thailand in the group stage, then reached the final and received silver HC when losing to Vietnam 0-3.

Sjafri did not hide his ambition to lead the Indonesian team, after PSSI fired coach Simon Mcmenemy in November 2019. Luis Milla and Shin Tae-yong are the two candidates reviewed by PSSI. They are more inclined to coach Shin, but the Korean captain at the 2018 World Cup wants to lead the Shenzhen club, China.

Coach Sjafri has led many Indonesian team levels such as U16, U19 and U22. At club level, he has only guided Bali United for two seasons. Sjafri has a License Pro certificate issued by Asian Football Federation (AFC).