Korean men’s soccer advances to the finals for the third time in a row… ‘Korea-Japan match’ opens
The Korean men’s soccer under-24 (U-24) national team entered the final stage of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, leaving them just one win away from winning the tournament for the third time in a row.
Korea, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, defeated Uzbekistan 2-1, led by Jung Woo-young’s multiple goals, in the men’s soccer semifinals held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 4th.
With this victory, Korea succeeded in advancing to the Asian Games men’s soccer finals for the third time in a row,
following the championships in Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
As a result, Korea will clash with Japan, who defeated Hong Kong in the previous semifinals and reached the finals, with the trophy raised. 온라인카지노사이트
The long-awaited ‘Korea-Japan Match’ final is scheduled to be held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on the 7th at 9 PM (Korean time).
Korea and Japan will face off in the men’s soccer finals of the Asian Games for the second consecutive time, following the Jakarta competition five years ago.
Korea got off to a good start, scoring the first goal just 5 minutes into the game.
Eom Won-sang crossed from the right side of the penalty area when Hong Hyun-seok floated the ball from midfield, and Jung Woo-young calmly pushed it in in front of the goal, shaking the net.
However, Korea was momentarily shaken by Uzbekistan’s strong counterattack and eventually allowed an equalizer in a set piece situation in the 26th minute of the first half.
Despite the opponent’s strong counterattack, Korea did not leave the score tied for long.
In the 38th minute of the first half, Baek Seung-ho headed a long ball from behind, and the Uzbekistan defenders competing with Lee Han-beom could not handle it properly.
Jung Woo-young did not miss the opportunity when his ball lost its owner and pushed it straight into the goal,
scoring his second goal of the day and seventh goal of the tournament.
Korea maintained its lead by blocking counterattacks well despite Uzbekistan’s rough play in the remaining time, ultimately winning by 1 point.