Let’s start with the news from the Hangzhou Asian Games. The men’s national soccer team advanced to the semifinals by defeating the home team China and will now face Uzbekistan in the semifinals. They are now two wins away from their third consecutive gold medal, and Uzbekistan is an opponent they can never let down their guard against.
The first news today will be delivered by reporter Ha Seong-ryong.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong presented a ‘surprise card’ by replacing Lee Kang-in, Jung Woo-young, and Eom Won-sang, who seemed certain to be selected for the match against China, with Hong Hyun-seok and Song Min-gyu as replacements, and this was a hit.
In the 18th minute of the first half, Hong Hyun-seok scored the first goal with an exquisite free kick, and in the 35th minute, Song Min-gyu scored an additional goal.
In the second half, our team replaced Lee Kang-in, Jung Woo-young, and Eom Won-sang and continued to dominate the game, advancing to the semifinals with a 2-0 win.
[Hong Hyun-seok/Men’s soccer team midfielder: Normally, I never kick it. I felt something just right, so I told (Baek) Seungho, ‘I’ll kick it,’ and I kicked it, and the trajectory was a bit good… .]
The semifinal opponent is Uzbekistan, which defeated Saudi Arabia.토토사이트
Uzbekistan, whose national team has always been strong in the early 20s, was the runner-up team in last year’s Under-23 Asian Cup, where we were eliminated in the quarterfinals, and has won all four matches in this tournament as well.
We and Uzbekistan faced each other in the quarterfinals of the Jakarta Tournament five years ago, and we won 4-3 after extra time.
[Hwang Seon-hong/Men’s soccer team coach: We must never let our guard down, and we will take a cautious approach so that we can win the semifinals and advance to the finals.] North Korea, which lost to Japan and was eliminated in the quarterfinals, suffered from the unsportsmanlike behavior of some of its players
. He was criticized for his actions.
Defender Kim Yoo-seong asked for water from a Japanese staff member who came in during a brief stoppage in the game, then raised his fist in a threatening manner and received a warning. After the game ended, players who were dissatisfied with the decision violently protested and even pushed the referee. He frowned at his unmannered manners that crossed the line.