The South Korean national soccer team, led by interim head coach Kim Do-hoon, defeated China 1-0 in the sixth match of Group C of the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup Asia Pacific Second Qualifying Round at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Nov. 11.

China came back from the brink of elimination. Thailand’s 3-1 victory over Singapore drew the two teams level on eight points (W2 D2 L2), zero goals conceded and nine goals for.

China, who led the head-to-head with one win and one draw, 온라인카지노 dramatically punched their ticket to the third qualifying round.

Chinese netizens who watched the game expressed their excitement about Chinese soccer advancing to the next round.

According to the online community, Chinese netizens are honestly accepting the result.

“A one-goal defeat is the best result, we weren’t that threatening in the second half,” they said, “We did well until the real goal, it’s too bad we let our guard down for one moment,” and “The defense is the best. One goal is all you need,” “The first half was the best we’ve played in a while,” “0-1 away from home is the best result,” and more.

Meanwhile, the number of qualifying nations will increase from 32 to 48 starting with the North America Cup. The number of tickets allocated to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has also increased significantly, from 4.5 to 8.5.

FIFA’s decision to expand the number of qualifying nations is seen as a move to accommodate the Chinese market.

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