Soccer Men's U23 Asian Championship Akira Nishino leads Thailand to the finals January 15 12:24
At the Asian Championships under the age of 23, which also served as the Asian final qualifier for the soccer men's Tokyo Olympics, local Thai team led by Akira Nishino decided to advance to the first final tournament.
Nishino, who led the Japanese national team to the finals tournament at the Russian Football World Cup tournament, took over as Thai coach last July, and is also a 23-year-old and younger national team aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.
At the Asian Championships under the age of 23 held in Thailand to serve as the Asian final qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, the local Thai team played against Iraq in the final round of the first league on March 14 and drew 1: 1. Was.
As a result, he finished second in the group with the first league's record as four points, one win, one loss and one draw, and decided to advance to the final tournament for the first time in this tournament.
At the tournament, the top three teams will be given the right to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, and if Thailand wins, it will be the first time in 52 years since the Mexico Games in 1968.
On the other hand, Japan, which has already decided to participate in the Olympics in the host country frame, has been decided to lose in this tournament and two consecutive losses in the first league, and will play Qatar in the third round of the night of the 15th.