[Asian Games] Korean Men’s Hockey Gets the Green Light to Advance to the Semifinals Sfter Defeating Malaysia
Korean men’s hockey defeated its tough enemy Malaysia and gave the green light to advance to the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The Korean Men’s Hockey Team
Korea, led by coach Shin Seok-kyo, defeated Malaysia 4-3 in the 4th game of Group B of the men’s hockey group stage held at the Archer Canal Sports Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 30th.
With 3 wins and 1 loss, Korea has a greater chance of winning a ticket to the semifinals,
which is given to second place in the group. 온라인카지노사이트
In Group B, Korea, Malaysia, and China are considered the ‘final three’,
but Korea lost 2-3 to China two days ago and had to win today to advance to the semifinals.
In the world rankings, Malaysia ranked 10th and Korea ranked 13th,
so the power difference made it difficult for us to guarantee victory in today’s game.
Korea, tied 3-3, allowed a penalty stroke to Malaysia with about 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter,
but goalkeeper Kim Jae-hyeon (Seongnam City Hall) made a save and overcame the crisis.
Malaysia – China
On the contrary, Korea scored the winning goal by Yang Ji-hoon (Gimhae City Hall) scoring a penalty stroke with 5 minutes remaining.
Malaysia immediately scored the tying goal and cheered,
but we were lucky that a foul was called before the goal was scored and the match was ruled invalid.
As a result, Korea’s advancement to the semifinals will be determined based on the results of the Malaysia-China game held on October 2nd.
If China wins or draws, China will take first place in the group and Korea will advance to the semifinals as second place.
If Malaysia wins, the three teams will have 4 wins and 1 loss, so goal difference must be considered.
The current goal difference is +20 for Korea, +25 for Malaysia, and +6 for China.
However, the variable is that China has a game left against Thailand,
a relatively weak team, so it is possible to score multiple goals.