# “Do you mean to say you didn’t score a single goal?” Fans 'angry' over China's elimination from the Asian Cup preliminaries Chinese soccer fans cheer on Chinese players who lost 0-1 in the third match between Qatar and China in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation ([AFC](https://indexca.link/2024/01/kwon-soon-woo-eliminated-in-the-first-round-of-the-australian-open-tennis-1-3-loss-to-klein/)) Qatar Asian Cup Group A group stage held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 22nd (local time). As China confirmed its elimination from the 2023 AFC Asian Cup stage without scoring, voices of disappointment and criticism toward Chinese soccer are growing. According to China's official Xinhua News Agency on the 24th, Xinhua News Agency pointed out in an article from Doha on the 22nd, "Without technological innovation, there is not much hope for the Chinese men's national team." [Xinhua News Agency](https://indexca.link/2024/01/kwon-soon-woo-eliminated-in-the-first-round-of-the-australian-open-tennis-lost-1-3-to-klein/) harshly criticized the team, saying, “The team’s performance of 2 draws, 1 loss, and 0 goals in the 3 preliminary matches is the weakest of all national teams.” “If a soccer fan asks, ‘Why is the Chinese national team’s soccer different from other teams, and why is it so difficult to score a goal?’, this tournament clearly provided the answer to this question,” he said. “This is because they are improving, but the Chinese national team is not doing so,” he pointed out. Soccer fans who had placed their last hopes on the match between India and Syria are also expressing disappointment and anger. Recently, corruption in the Chinese soccer world was revealed through Chinese state broadcasting, and some are calling for the team to be rebuilt from scratch. Fans said, “We need to start from scratch through innovation of the national team before technological innovation,” “Chinese soccer is a low-class soccer that cannot be considered first- or second-class,” and “It is already too early to be disappointed. There will be more in the future.” , “Is it that difficult to score a goal?”, “The national team should be disbanded”, “When you return home, take a bus”, etc. Meanwhile, China's advancement to the finals was thwarted as Syria won 1-0 in the group stage against India the previous day. As a result, China failed to advance to the tournament for the first time in 13 years since being eliminated in the group stage of the 2011 Qatar Tournament. In particular, China suffered the humiliation of being eliminated without a score in the 13th tournament since its first appearance in 1976. [19가이드03](https://www.19guide03.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=yasul) ![image](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rJbEez0K6.png)