Women’s volleyball completes quarterfinal round…will face China on Thursday with one loss
The South Korean women’s volleyball team has been drawn into the quarterfinal round alongside China, North Korea and Vietnam at the 토토사이트 Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. The ‘Cesaros’ will face China in the first match of the quarterfinals on Thursday at 8 p.m. (KST).
South Korea defeated Nepal 3-0 (25-21 25-14 25-11) in straight sets in the second match of their Group C match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Changchen Campus Gymnasium of Hangzhou Normal University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on Tuesday. South Korea, who were on the brink after losing to Vietnam, narrowly made it to the quarterfinals with a 1-1 record.
Despite reaching the quarterfinals, the loss to Vietnam still stings.
South Korea was drawn in Group 1 of the quarterfinals alongside Group A winner China, Group A runner-up North Korea, and Group C winner Vietnam. China (2 wins) clinched the top spot in Group A with a 3-0 straight sets victory over North Korea (1 win, 1 loss) on the same day.
As a result, China and Vietnam will start the quarterfinals with one win and North Korea and South Korea with one loss each. South Korea, Vietnam, and China will not face each other in the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinal round, where the eight teams are split into two groups, the first and second place finishers in each group will advance to the quarterfinals.
The best-case scenario for South Korea, which starts the tournament at a disadvantage, is to take on China on Thursday and North Korea on Friday. However, it will be difficult to beat China, who brought their best team to the tournament, so it will be in South Korea’s favor if North Korea catches Vietnam.
Meanwhile, in the other two quarterfinal rounds, Japan and Thailand start with one win, while Chinese Taipei and Kazakhstan each have one loss.