China’s Downbeat Cynicism and Awareness “Team Disgraceful…”You have to break it up”
After a brief moment of joy following their 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Thailand, Chinese soccer fans were jolted back to sobering reality with a crushing loss to South Korea. Thailand’s victory over Singapore dropped them to third place, increasing the pressure for the four-game series next year.
Jurgen Klopp’s South Korea defeated China 3-0 in the second leg of their FIFA 2026 Group C match at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, on June 21. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) scored twice and Chung Seung-hyun (Ulsan Hyundai) netted once.
South Korea remains in first place with two wins, six points, and eight goals scored and eight goals conceded. Conversely, China was tied on points with Thailand’s 3-1 win over Singapore, but lost on goal difference (Thailand +1, China -2) and slipped to third place.레모나토토 주소
According to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) offensive stats, China was outplayed across the board with 35%-65% ball possession, 5-17 shots on goal, 0-8 shots on target, 0-4 corner kicks, and 354-669 pass attempts. Only the negative metrics favored China, including fouls 19-14 and cautions 4-1.
The Chinese media scoured the Korean Football Association’s social media in real time, especially after Jung Seung-hyun scored his A-match debut, when the association wrote, “This is the moment when the stadium goes silent!” and a leading portal, Sina.com, reported it verbatim.
Some of the comments were full of criticism of the Chinese national team. “Besides conceding the penalty, the other two goals were headers by the opponents inside the penalty area. It shows how serious the team’s defense is,” said one commenter.
“This team is a disgrace and should be disbanded,” said another. Let Hong Kong represent China,” while another cynically wrote, “They’re a disgrace and should be disbanded.” A famous Chinese journalist took to social media to say, “It’s not over yet.
A well-known Chinese journalist wrote on social media, “The difference in power between the two teams is still too obvious. Even if Korea’s offense isn’t particularly strong, the key point is that China’s defensive mistakes led to goals,” acknowledging the clear difference in quality.
Some expressed mixed feelings of suspicion and disappointment, with comments such as “I wonder if he was paid to officiate” and “It’s not that we lost to Korea, it’s just that we didn’t have a single shot on target” in response to referee Al Jassim’s (Qatar) penalty kick awarded to Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton).
Tengxian Sports, in relaying the Korean media’s reaction, dismissed the Chinese fans’ booing during the national anthem and attacking the players’ faces with laser points as “not interfering with the opponent.