Asia quarterfinals is definitely a great result!”
South Korea, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, achieved a comfortable 2-0 victory over the home team China with Hong Hyun-seok’s first goal and Song Min-gyu’s additional goal in the men’s soccer quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st.
Korea will clash with Uzbekistan, who defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the other quarterfinals, in the semifinals on the 4th.
With the victory on this day, Korea met China five times in the Asian Games and won all of them, repeating the ’empty sweat syndrome’. Lee Kang-in, Eom Won-sang, and Jung Woo-young, who were substituted in the second half, also checked their condition.
After the quarterfinal matchup with China was decided, there were many concerns. This is because of the rough Chinese soccer and the lack of VAR review.
I already experienced the tough Chinese soccer ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Sunhongho Hwang previously faced the Chinese national team twice on June 15th and 19th, winning 3-1 in the first game and losing 0-1 in the second game, earning a record of 1 win and 1 loss.
It was painful not to win both games, but what was even more painful was the injuries to the players at the time.
China threatened Korean players with harsh fouls and excessive fouls throughout the first and second games. As a result, Eom Won-sang, Jo Young-wook, and Go Young-jun collapsed. In the first game, Eom Won-sang returned home early due to a ligament injury, and in the second game, Cho Young-wook and Ko Young-jun were replaced due to injury.
In particular, in the case of Eom Won-sang, it was unclear whether he would participate in the Asian Games. Eom Won-sang returned with a miraculous recovery, but it was a game he never wanted to remember again.
Of course, there are few players who have as bad memories in China as coach Hwang Seon-hong.
In 1997, ahead of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, coach Hwang Seon-hong collapsed due to a knee injury. Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who devoted himself to rehabilitation with only an eye on the World Cup, returned to the national team after completing rehabilitation in March 1998. However, he was injured in a deadly tackle by the Chinese goalkeeper during a friendly match between China and China on June 4, 1998, just before the World Cup in France.토토사이트
Coach Hwang Seon-hong was included in the World Cup squad at the time and headed to France, but he did not play a single game.
The score was 2-0, but Korea dominated China. The biggest effect was that there were no injured players along with advancing to the semifinals. In particular, looking at the content of the game, it was difficult for China to play rough. Also, China hit the goalpost once, but there were no particular difficulties.
Chinese fans also did not hide their disappointment over the loss in the Korean game. When Sohu.com announced the results of the match, a comment was made, “The Asian quarterfinals are definitely a great result!” It was a self-mocking reaction.