Former Korean national team defender Jang Hyeon-soo (32, Al-Hilal) will step on the final stage of the FIFA Club World Cup.
Jang Hyun-soo started the semi-finals of the 2022 International Football Federation (FIFA) Club World Cup with Flamengo (Brazil), the ‘South American champion’ held at the Tangier Stadium in Morocco on the 8th (Korean time). Jang Hyeon-soo, who played full-time as a central defender, contributed to Al-Hilal’s 3-2 victory with solid defense.
With this, Jang Hyun-soo and Al-Hilal will step on the stage of the Club World Cup final for the first time. Jang Hyun-soo will face the winner of the semifinal match between Al Ahly (Egypt) and Real Madrid (Spain) for the championship cup.
Jang Hyun-soo, who was selected for the under-23 (U-23) national team participating in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, received a military service exemption with a gold medal around his neck. After that, he became a built-in defender of the national team and participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2018 Russia World Cup finals. 바카라사이트
However, in 2018, false fabrication of military service special volunteering documents was revealed, and was permanently deprived of the national team selection qualification and fined 30 million won by the Korea Football Association. Jang Hyun-soo, who eventually took off the national team uniform, has left FC Tokyo since 2019 and is playing for Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia.
Jang Hyun-soo is now on the stage for the first final in a FIFA-sponsored competition and has a chance to win the first ever Club World Cup.
Al-Hilal took the lead in the 4th minute through Salim Dausari’s penalty kick. In the 20th minute of the first half, Flamengo Pedro equalized Al-Hilal, but in the extra time of the first half, Dausari scored another penalty kick to turn it around. Al-Hilal took the win with Luciano Vieto’s goal in the 25th minute of the second half, and only Pedro’s recovery goal was conceded in the 46th minute of the second half.
The FIFA Club World Cup started in 2000. Every year, club champions from six continents and the league winners of the host country gather together to determine the best club in the world. So far, the best results by a club belonging to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have been runner-up by Kashima Antlers (Japan) in 2016 and Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) in 2018.
The winners of the last 18 tournaments have all been played by clubs in Europe or South America. The last 9 championships in a row were occupied by European clubs. Real Madrid has won four championships (2014, 2016-2018), the most ever.