Originally Posted by asian_football
The most unlucky teams in Asia right now are:
I guess we all know the fact that the koreans (rep.) are really unlucky in their qualifying stages so we are not going to go on and on about it.... it's boring.
but however, I think Bahrain certainly deserves a spot at directly qualifying most probably over japan. Japan's football has been somewhat unattractive and their luck has been definitely following them since the asian cup, but as Bahrain showed on friday, they were much more technically and tactically compound compared to their counterpart, while they were obviously lacking in physical stamina compared to japan. So I thought Bahrain showed more than enough to the world that they are a small country in Asia which no footballing nation has heard about and suddenly competing in these tournaments I find this immensly intriguing.
Bahrain certainly is a professional team showing constant improvement, growth and maturity and displaying the dynamic "face" of asian football to come in the near future.
South Korea is lucky not unlucky.
They got one point luckily.
Their equalizer is offside.
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Moreover, don't you think Soth Korea is lucky in that they belong to group A?
Group B's level is higher than Group A.
It's obvious if you look at the result of Asian Cup 2004.
North Korea (couldn't qualify)
South Korea (last 8)
Saudi Arabia (Group Stage)
Uzbek (last 8)
Kuwait (Group Stage)
Japan played against Bahrain three times for the last one year and won all of these games.
What on earth should we do to make you allow Japan to be better than