‘Bentoo leaves’ UAE 1 win, 1 draw… ‘2 consecutive wins’ Australia Round of 16

The United Arab Emirates (UAE, 64th), led by head coach Paulo Bento, overcame the numerical inferiority that one player was ejected in the 37th minute to tie with Palestine (99th). Bento was sent off with two accumulated warnings. Socceroos Australia (ranked 25th) has secured its second consecutive win after Qatar to advance to the round of 16. Uzbekistan (ranked 68th) reported its first win by defeating India (ranked 102nd).랭크카지노

UAE tied 1-1 with Palestine at Al-Zanub Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar on the 19th (Korea time) amid the unfortunate misfortune of having a coach and a player sent off one by one in the second Group C match of the 2023 AFC (Asian Football Federation) Qatar Asian Cup. UAE, which defeated Hong Kong 3-1 in the first match, topped the group with one win and one draw (4 points), beating Iran (3 points), which has yet to play the second match.

Reduced to 10 after 37 minutes after kick-off, the UAE was deeply entrenched and defended its strong Palestinian offense with its resilient defense. Goalkeeper Khaled Aisa became the Man of the Match by blocking the avalanche of attacks from opponents. Aisa lost a point with his own goal, but he saved the UAE from defeat by blocking all seven Palestinian shots on goal including a penalty kick.

The UAE took the lead with Sultan Adil’s first header in the 23rd minute of the first half. Adil jumped Ali Saleh’s cross high and shook the Palestinian net with a header. In the 37th minute of the first half, the UAE kept its lead as goalkeeper Aisa blocked the opponent’s penalty kick in the absolute danger of losing Al-Hammadi’s penalty foul.

However, the UAE ended up in a 1-1 draw when defender Bader Nasser scored his own goal with a header from a Palestinian cross in the fifth minute of the second half. Palestine recorded its first point of the tournament with one draw and one loss.

Following the player’s exit, the UAE’s manager was also sent off, causing a setback in the management of the final match against powerhouse Iran on the 24th. Bento was sensitive when Kuwait’s referee Ahmad Al-Ali took out a red card with a penalty foul after VAR review at the time of Al-Hammadi’s exit, but he was sent off after being warned in the first half and the second half, respectively. Bento, who watched the rest of the game in the stands, cannot sit on the bench for the final match against Iran.

Bento was also unable to sit on the bench in the third game after complaining to the referee after the second group match against Ghana (2-3 loss), even at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, when he was the head coach of South Korea

Australia defeated Syria 1-0 thanks to Jackson Irvine’s winning goal at the 14th minute of the second half at the second Group B match held at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar on Wednesday. Australia, which beat India 2-0 in the first match, has secured its second consecutive win, confirming its advance to the round of 16 teams regardless of the outcome of the remaining match with six points.

2023 Qatar Asian Cup Group B 2 standings. Australia advanced to the round of 16 with 2 consecutive wins./AFC

Australia, which led in the second round, secured at least second place in the group of four-point Uzbekistan on the 23rd, and succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 tournaments for the fifth consecutive time since the 2007 tournament. Australia left the Oceania Football Federation (OFC) in 2006 and was incorporated into the AFC, and won the tournament in 2015 while enjoying Korea. At that time, Australia was the current Tottenham head coach, Ange Postecoglou, and Son Heung-min scored one goal in the final.

Australia, which is considered a favorite along with Korea, Japan and Iran, has not scored much with three goals in two matches in this year’s event, but has displayed strength in defense by posting clean sheets in two consecutive matches. Australia led the team by ball possession rate of 68 percent to 32 percent in the first half, but failed to score a goal. Only one of the top 10 shots was recorded as a shot on goal.

Despite its inferiority in ball possession rate of 37 percent to 63 percent, Syria, which shot eight shots, ended up failing to score and was on the verge of being eliminated from the group stage with one draw and one loss (point 1). It is expected that Australia and Uzbekistan will rank first and second in Group B when they win the final match against India on the 23rd by a large margin.

Uzbekistan (68th) scored three goals in the first half of the second match against India on the day, securing a 3-0 victory. Uzbekistan, which has one win, one draw (four points), will compete with Australia to take the lead in the final match. India ended up at the bottom of the group with two consecutive losses.

The third round matches will be played at the same time in an effort to prevent match fixing. The top four teams in six groups will advance to the round of 16 teams to determine the winner.

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