Hwang Sun-hong is facing Japan in the men’s football final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, at 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korea Standard Time).
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Jung Woo-young (Sturtgart), Cho Young-wook (Kim Cheon Sangmu), Ko Young-joon (Pohang Steelers), Jung Ho-yeon (Gwangju FC), and Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), who have the most goals (7 goals) in the tournament, started.
Park Kyu-hyun (Dinamo Dresden), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), Lee Han-beom (Mitt Whelan) and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu FC) were on the defense. Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon FC) wore the goalkeeper gloves. 안전놀이터
The Korea Football Association said on the 5th that Um Won-sang was “a light left ankle sprain,” adding, “We will wait and see if he can play (against Japan).” Eom Won-sang waits on the bench against Japan.
Uzbekistan beat Uzbekistan 2-1 in the men’s soccer semifinals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on the 4th. Japan reached the final first with a 4-0 victory over Hong Kong in the semifinals two hours before the match between South Korea and Uzbekistan on the same day. The final between Korea and Japan is the second consecutive tournament since the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
In the last tournament, South Korea won 2-1 after a bloody match with Japan. Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) scored the first goal, and Hwang Hee-chan (currently Wolverhampton Wanderers) scored the header final goal. It will face off against fateful rival Japan in the finals for two consecutive tournaments.
He lost the first point in the game. Uttaro Uchino cut the net at the gate. It was painful to allow shooting in a mixed situation at the door. In about a minute and a half, Japan scored the first goal to take the lead.
South Korea solved the game with Lee Kang-in at the forefront. He played mainly with short passes in the midfield. Japan also responded. It aimed for the back space of Korea by using side resources with high speed.
Gradually created space. In the 20th minute, Ko Young-joon attempted a right-footed shot near the penalty box. The ball went off to the left of the goal.
The equalizer was scored. In the 26th minute, Jung Woo-young finished Hwang Jae-won’s cross with a header. It is the eighth goal of the tournament. He is the lone leading scorer. He had a gap of three goals with Mohammed Maran (five goals, Saudi Arabia) in second place. He is four goals behind Uttaro (four goals), who is ranked third alone.
It is the final game for the gold medal, which is the final goal. The Korean national soccer team has won five Asian Games (1970, 1978, 1986, 2014, 2018), the most by any country. Following Busan in 2014, he won two consecutive competitions until Jakarta Palembang in 2018. South Korea, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, will achieve its first three consecutive wins in the tournament’s history if it wins the tournament.