Asian Games, Hwang Seon-hong, First Sortie Against Kuwait… ‘Challenge for 3 Consecutive Gold Medals!’
First match of the men’s soccer group stage on the 19th…
I remember the Korean team’s shock loss to Malaysia four years ago…
We need to be nervous starting from the group stage.
Seon-Hong Hwang begins his challenge to win his third consecutive Asian Games title.
The Korean Asian Games men’s soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong,
will play the first match of Group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games 토토사이트
against Kuwait at Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China, at 8:30 pm on the 19th.
Korean soccer, which won gold medals in succession at the 2014 Incheon Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games,
is attempting to win three consecutive championships for the first time in its history.
Previously, Taiwan (1954, 1958), Burma (now Myanmar, 1966, 1970),
Iran (1998, 2002) had won the Asian Games two times in a row,
no country has ever won three times in a row.
The match against Kuwait is the first match of this tournament for the Korean team,
which aims to win more than 50 gold medals and secure 3rd place overall,
so Hwang Sun-hong‘s first step is even more important.
The opening day of the Hangzhou Asian Games is the 23rd, but some sports,
such as soccer and volleyball, begin competition early.
As soccer is a sport that receives a lot of attention, if Hwang Seon-hong achieves a refreshing victory against Kuwait,
the enthusiasm for cheering for the entire Korean team is expected to increase.
The men’s soccer competition in this tournament, in which 23 countries compete,
is divided into 6 groups, with the 12 countries ranked 1st and 2nd in each group,
the 4 countries with the best results among the 3rd place teams playing in the round of 16 tournament.
Group E matches, in which Korea belongs, will be held at two stadiums in Jinhua,
about 140km southwest of Hangzhou.
Korea will play all three games at Jinhwa Stadium.
Starting with the game against Kuwait, Korea will play group stage games
against Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th.
In the historical record between Kuwait and the U-23 (under 23) national team,
Korea leads with 1 win, 1 draw, and undefeated.
However, since the most recent match (2-0 win) was held in 2002,
more than 20 years ago, it does not seem to have much meaning.
The fact that Hwang Seon-hong-ho has not yet completely formed a team is a significant variable.
There are 22 entries for this competition, but there are currently only 21 in Hwang Seon-hong.
This is because Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain),
who must play the role of ‘ace’ in the national team,
is scheduled to complete his team’s game schedule until the 20th and arrive locally on the evening of the 21st.
For this reason, Hwang Seon-Hong-ho will have to play
at least the first two games without Lee Kang-in.
It’s not just this.
Key fullback Seol Young-woo (Ulsan),
who only joined the team on the 16th to play in the September warm-up match for the National Team A,
must be quickly integrated into the team’s tactics.
Korea has always been considered a favorite to win the Asian Games, but tensions must be eased starting from the group stage.
Korea suffered a shocking 1-2 loss to Malaysia in the second game of the 2018 Jakarta Tournament, which caused the atmosphere to be greatly depressed.
Hwang Seon-hong, who arrived at Jinhwa, the decisive battle site, on the 16th, will begin local adaptation training on the 17th.
At 7 p.m. this evening, he will conduct his first training in his final battle at the Jinhwa Jeil Middle School playground.