South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

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South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby nzfooty » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:25 pm

12 November 2015
Suwon World Cup Stadium
South Korea v Myanmar

17 November 2015
New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane
Laos v South Korea

Not the most challenging set of qualifiers (Korea had beaten Myanmar 2-0 on the road, and Laos 8-0 at home recently).
Once over, qualification for the next round will be as good as in the bag.

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1.South Korea   4  4  0  0 14- 0 12
 2.Kuwait        5  3  1  1 12- 1 10
 3.Lebanon       5  2  1  2  4- 4  7
 4.Myanmar       5  1  1  3  5-16  4
 5.Laos          5  0  1  4  3-17  1

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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:11 am

nzfooty wrote:Once over, qualification for the next round will be as good as in the bag.


Qualification as group winners was assured for Korea after FIFA sanctioned the Kuwait FA following the non-playing of their qualifier against Myanmar on November 17th and Myanmar were awarded a default 3-0 win. That puts Korea eight points ahead of both Kuwait and Lebanon with just two qualifiers remaining.

Just for the record Korea won the two qualifiers in the initial post quite convincingly - 4-0 at home to Myanmar and 5-0 away in Laos.

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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby nzfooty » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:22 pm

Holyjoe wrote:
nzfooty wrote:Once over, qualification for the next round will be as good as in the bag.


Qualification as group winners was assured for Korea after FIFA sanctioned the Kuwait FA following the non-playing of their qualifier against Myanmar on November 17th and Myanmar were awarded a default 3-0 win. That puts Korea eight points ahead of both Kuwait and Lebanon with just two qualifiers remaining.

Just for the record Korea won the two qualifiers in the initial post quite convincingly - 4-0 at home to Myanmar and 5-0 away in Laos.


That dropped Kuwait down a few places in the table ranking 2nd-placed teams (half go through to the next round of WC; the rest don't). That sets up the match on March 29 in Seoul nicely as they will have to go for a win.

As negative, Myanmar have gone up in the table of 4th placed teams. It knocks Taiwan by a place and it now looks unlikely they will sneak through to the next round of Asian Nations Cup qualifiers.
(Which means no decent football for me to watch, in addition to the amusing fact that Taiwan would've qualified with zero points. Matches against 5th placed teams don't count but Taiwan is in a 4-nation group. You have to love the set-up). :)

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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby nzfooty » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:04 am

I had a look at Korea's record for 2015 and I wonder if it is not their best.

20 matches: 16 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss
conceded goals in only three matches, goal record 44-3 (I did a quick count so it might be +/- a few)

The only loss against Australia in extra-time of the AFC Asian Cup (in front of 77 thousand in Sydney).
Of the three draws two came from matches in the East Asian Cup which South Korea won anyway.

That 1-1 result in Uzbekistan (at home) is probably the only result that does not look particularly impressive.

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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby Alex43 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:47 pm

nzfooty wrote:I had a look at Korea's record for 2015 and I wonder if it is not their best.

20 matches: 16 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss
conceded goals in only three matches, goal record 44-3 (I did a quick count so it might be +/- a few)

The only loss against Australia in extra-time of the AFC Asian Cup (in front of 77 thousand in Sydney).
Of the three draws two came from matches in the East Asian Cup which South Korea won anyway.

That 1-1 result in Uzbekistan (at home) is probably the only result that does not look particularly impressive.


how far back does 20 matches take them? close to the WC14?
well well well

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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:11 am

I suppose the old adage is that you can only beat what's up against you, and Korea did just that pretty comfortably throughout 2015 against some less than stellar opposition. They've shown themselves to be comfortably and justifiably one of Asia's big guns, I suppose the test for Korea and indeed Uli Stielike will be later on this year if they ever line up friendlies against half-decent European, South American or African opposition.

Barring an absolutely horrendous run of results this year, a falling-out with the KFA hierarchy or unexpectedly shuffling off this mortal coil, Stielike could end up rewriting my trivia thread question and answer by becoming only the second manager to last two full calendar years in the job and then not long after claiming the record for the longest single stint as KNT boss. He should pass that mark some time in April 2017...

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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby nzfooty » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:17 am

Interesting. It'd true that the opposition has not been stellar, especially in the second half of the year.
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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby SteveW » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:17 am

I guess the main thing that might see Uli go is if someone else came in for him that was more interesting. Presumably if he qualifies he would be given the chance to take them to the WC Finals in 2018 and then, as usual, that would be the end of him.

I'm completely unimpressed by him.
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Re: South Korea v Myanmar (12/11/15) & Laos (17/11/15)

Postby SteveW » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:17 am

I guess the main thing that might see Uli go is if someone else came in for him that was more interesting. Presumably if he qualifies he would be given the chance to take them to the WC Finals in 2018 and then, as usual, that would be the end of him.

I'm completely unimpressed by him.
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