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The best 4 are decided! Only one more to go to the National!! “MCC Sports presents 2022 71st All Japan Collegiate Soccer Championship” 3rd Round Results
The Tohoku and Tokai forces, which caused a whirlwind, are finally defeated. What remained in the best 4 ……
“MCC Sports presents 2022 71st All Japan Collegiate Soccer
Championship” to decide the winter champion of college soccer. In the third round, the Tohoku and Tokai forces, who defeated the Kanto and Kansai powerhouses, were all eliminated. Meanwhile, Niigata University of Health and Welfare (Hokushinetsu 1st National Team) won the penalty shootout, making it the first Hokushinetsu group to advance to the best 4 of the national tournament since its inception.
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The third round of the intercollegiate soccer tournament, which decides the best university soccer team in Japan, was held over two days, December 17th (Sat) and December 18th (Sun).
On December 17th (Sat), Sendai University, the leader of the Tohoku region, will play against Kokushikan University (Kanto 6th
representative), who won the Prime Minister’s Cup at the summer national tournament. In the second round, Sendai University caused a big upset by defeating the Kanto champion Meiji University (Kanto 1st representative), but they were completely defeated 0-3 in front of the offensive power of the summer champion Kokushikan University. It was not possible to beat the Kanto powerhouse in two games in a row. On December 18th (Sun), the Kanto teams of Tokyo International University (Kanto 2nd representative) and Toin Yokohama University (Kanto 4th representative) will face off. While Tokyo International University is higher in the ranking in the league match, Toin Yokohama University has two wins in two matches this season. Even in this match, which will be their third match, Toin Yokohama University wins 2-0 with Kawasaki Frontale’s unofficial goal, Arata Yamada’s goal in two consecutive games. We won the Kanto group confrontation. On the other hand, the Tokai group, which has continued to make good progress so far, was unable to break the barrier of the best 8 and disappeared in the third round. Chukyo University (Tokai 3rd national team) will play against Niigata University of Health and Welfare (Hokushinetsu 1st national team). Burning in revenge against the opponent who lost in the second round of the Prime Minister’s Cup in the summer, Chukyo University scored the first goal in the first half, but conceded a goal in stoppage time in the second half. Even after extra time, the game was not settled, and Chukyo University went into a penalty shootout, which was the third time this tournament. Chukyo University has won the penalty shootout twice so far, but the third kicker failed and they were eliminated. Niigata Medical University couldn’t get revenge for the summer. On the other hand, Niigata University of Medical Science advanced to the top 4 for the first time. In addition, Tokoha University (Tokai 2nd representative) lost to Kansai champion Kwansei Gakuin University (Kansai 1st
representative) in the early hours and was defeated.
Kokushikan wins comfortably with Akimasa Makiyama (SC Sagamihara unofficially) leading two goals
Niigata University of Health and Welfare played a set play just before the end, and Nogi Dylan scored a dramatic equalizer.
Kwansei Gakuin defended Goki Yamada’s goal in the 9th minute and advanced to the semi-finals.
As a result of the third round, Kokushikan University, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Toin University of Yokohama, and Kwansei Gakuin University advanced to the semi-finals. Although the tournament got off to a turbulent start, Kanto and Kansai teams remained in the top 4, with 2 in Kanto, 1 in Hokushinetsu, and 1 in Kansai. Meanwhile, Niigata University of Health and Welfare continues to make strides as a representative of Hokushinetsu. What will be the result of the semi-finals? There is one more to go to the National Stadium where the finals will be held.
Semi-final match card December 17 (Sat)
December 25 (Sun) @ Kanseki Stadium Tochigi
 11:00 Kokushikan University vs Niigata University of Health and Welfare  14:00 Toin University of Yokohama vs Kwansei Gakuin University *Numbers in  are match numbers.
3rd Round Result Details/Official Records
Please refer to the following page.
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What is the All Japan University Soccer Championship (Intercollegiate)? Universities representing all nine regions of Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Hokushinetsu, Tokai, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu clash in a knockout format to determine the winter champion and the best university in Japan.
A total of 24 teams will participate, including the winning or top-ranked teams in all 9 regional league matches, and the winning university of the summer national tournament “Prime Minister’s Cup All Japan University Soccer Tournament”.
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