China only gained 1 point in the match against Tajikistan, which was participating in the Asian Cup for the first time.China drew 0-0 with Tajikistan in the first leg of Group A of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup held at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 13th (local time).As China ended up with a draw against Tajikistan (106th in FIFA rankings), which made its debut on the Asian Cup stage, the remaining games against the hosts Qatar (58th) and Lebanon (107th) in Group A became even more burdensome.In Group A, Qatar, which won the opening game the previous day with a 3-0 victory, ranked first in the group, followed by China and Tajikistan (with 1 point).Lebanon is in last place (0 points).China, ranked 79th in the FIFA rankings, was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Iran in the last tournament. China was unable to lead the game against Tajikistan, whom they regarded as ‘one level below’.

The ball possession rate was 49%-51%, and while they hit 10 shots, they gave up 20 shots.In the 36th minute of the second half, China’s Zhou Tianjie’s header hit the net, but a moment later it was ruled offside and invalidated.Joo Cheon-je took a corner kick from the right corner and headed it into the top corner of the near goal from the right penalty area, but Jang Kwang-tai, who was in an offside position, interfered with Tajikistan’s Bakhdat Hanonov’s defense.According to the rules, a player on the attacking team is in an offside position if he or she is closer to the opponent’s goal line than the second-last player, including the opponent’s goalkeeper.An offside foul is awarded if a player in an offside position is involved in a ball passed or touched by a teammate, interferes with an opponent’s play, or takes advantage of the position.

In a situation where Jang Kwang-tai and Hanonov were fighting at the goal line, Tajikistan goalkeeper Rustam Yatimov ran out to block Joo Cheon-je’s header, and at the moment of Joo Cheon-je’s head, the only opposing defender closer to the goal line than Jang Kwang-tai was Hanonov.Joo Cheon-je’s header passed over the heads of Jang Gwang-tai and Hanonov, who were in an offside position, and hit the net. The referee, through VAR, judged that Jang Gwang-tai had interfered with Hanonov’s defense and declared an offside foul. China’s scoring was unprecedented.Both teams failed to score until the end of the game and shared 1 point.

The Group B match between Uzbekistan (68th) and Syria (91st) held at Assumama Stadium in Doha also ended in a 0-0 draw.Uzbekistan, who bowed out against Australia in a penalty shootout in the round of 16 of the previous tournament, failed to find its first win against Syria.Syria has never passed the group stage in the past six Asian Cups.Uzbekistan, which had been in control throughout the game against Syria, was almost on the verge of defeat.In the 32nd minute of the second half, Syria’s Ibrahim Hesar seemed to have hit the net with a left-footed volley in front of the goal, but the offside flag was raised.In Group B, Australia (25th, 3 points), who defeated the lowest 카지노사이트킹 placed India (102nd, 0 points) 2-0, came out on top, followed by Syria and Uzbekistan (1 points).

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