The South Korean Asian Games national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 in the men’s soccer final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China, at 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korea time). As a result, South Korea won the gold medal for the third consecutive time following the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
With the gold medal, Taegeuk Warriors will be exempted from military service. Jung Woo-young, Lee Han-beom, Hong Hyun-suk, and Park Kyu-hyun, who play in Europe, became freer, and wild cards Park Jin-seop, Baek Seung-ho, and Seol Young-woo, who were about to join the military, also faced the same joy as winning the gold medal. The same goes for Cho Young-wook, who was serving in the military at Gimcheon Sangmu. All other players have been freed from military issues, allowing them to expect a brighter future. 안전놀이터
The same goes for Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in, who left Valencia and emerged as a top midfielder in Spain’s La Liga at Real Mallorca and became the core of the South Korean national team, participated in the Asian Games and won the gold medal. After moving to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the transfer negotiations were not smooth due to communication problems, but they finally agreed and went to Hangzhou to win the gold medal.
Lee Kang-in, who is free from military service, is much better off. It’s a pleasure for PSG as well. France’s Le Parisien said on the 11th, “Lee Kang-in reduced the army from 18 months to three weeks (basic military training). He also received military service benefits as he won the first trophy of his career.” “In Korea, healthy men between the ages of 18 and 28 are obligated to serve in the military. Olympic medals and Asian Games wins are excluded. “If you win the Asian Games gold medal, you will receive 544 hours of community service and three weeks of basic military training,” he said in detail.
He mentioned the cases of Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae. BTS didn`t benefit. It was once a topic of debate in Korea,” he said. In addition, “Lee Kang-in is exempted from military service and does not have to be pressured. Full focus on PSG and the national team. “This exemption will help Lee Kang-in develop and I hope he will play hard for the club and the country and have a great impact on the development of Korean soccer,” Hwang Sun-hong, who led the Asian Games gold medal, added.