Hong Yun-sang scores the winning goal 3 minutes into the first half… Korea, 1st place in Group B
The U-22 national soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong,
won for the first time in the second game of the first qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics with Hong Yun-sang (Pohang)’s winning goal.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup
Korea defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the second match of Group B of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup group stage held at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam on the 9th.
This preliminary round is a competition that determines the teams that will advance to next year’s AFC U-23 Asian Cup, the final Asian qualifying round for the Paris Olympics, and is the first gateway to the Paris Olympics.
A total of 16 teams, including the first place team in each of the 11 preliminary groups, 바카라사이트
the top four teams among the second place teams in each group, and the host country Qatar, will compete to advance to Paris in the U-23 Asian Cup finals to be held in April-May 2024.
Tickets to Paris will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in the Asian Cup finals.
Korea, which earned 3 points against Kyrgyzstan, ranked first in Group B with 1 win.
Myanmar (1 point) was in 2nd place, and Kyrgyzstan (1 point), which was behind Myanmar in goal difference, was in 3rd place.
Korea will be confirmed to advance to the AFC U-23 Asian Cup finals by finishing first in the group just by drawing a draw with Myanmar held at the same venue on the 12th.
In the match against Qatar held on the 6th, Korea lost 0-2, but since Qatar will advance to the finals as the host country for the 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup finals,
the match against Qatar will not be reflected in the Group B rankings.
Korea, which was anxious after losing against Qatar,
needed to win against Kyrgyzstan that day to advance to the U-23 Asian Cup finals.
Hwang Seon-Hong-ho placed Kim Shin-jin (Seoul), Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota), and Hong Yun-sang in the front line,
sent Oh Jae-hyuk (Jeonbuk), Kwon Hyuk-gyu (Celtic), and Baek Sang-hoon (Seoul) to the second line.
The back four consisted of Lee Tae-seok (Seoul), Jo Seong-kwon (Gimpo),
Jo Wi-je (Busan), and Park Chang-woo (Jeonbuk), and the goal was guarded by Kim Jeong-hoon (Jeonbuk).
In the 3rd minute of the first half, Jeong Sang-bin, who ran down the right side and broke Kyrgyzstan’s defensive line,
sent a low cross toward the goal, and Hong Yun-sang, who was rushing toward the goal,
hit the top corner of the goal with a right-footed non-stop shot from the penalty area.
Korea, who took the lead with the first goal, continued to pound on Kyrgyzstan’s goal,
looking for opportunities to score additional goals.
In the 18th minute of the first half, Korea’s Oh Jae-hyuk kicked a cross forward and Kim Shin-jin headed it in the goal area, but it missed the side of the goal.
In the 25th minute of the first half, Kim Shin-jin’s low right-footed shot from the penalty area in front of the goal was blocked by the goalkeeper.
Three minutes later, in a mixed situation at the goal after a right corner kick,
Jo Wi-je’s left-footed shot went wide over the crossbar, causing disappointment.
Throughout the first half, the flow was frequently interrupted due to missed passes in the defensive zone and midfield.
Korea, which recorded three effective shots in the first half, faced a strong counterattack from Kyrgyzstan in the second half.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong tried to change the attack by substituting Lee Hyeon-joo (Wiesbaden) and Min Kyung-hyeon (Incheon)
instead of Jeong Sang-bin and Park Chang-woo in the 14th minute of the second half.
Immediately after entering the game, Lee Hyun-joo showed off his light movements by beating two opposing defenders in the left penalty area and then connecting with a right-footed shot.
However, in the 10th and 26th minutes of the second half,
they were heartbroken by allowing a mid-range shot after a counterattack twice.
Gwangju FC Duo
Coach Hwang Seon-hong aimed for additional goals by bringing in Gwangju FC duo
Heo Yul and Um Ji-seong in the 29th minute of the second half,
Lee Jin-yong (Daegu) in the 36th minute of the second half.
In the 41st minute of the second half, Uhm Seong drove the ball through the left flank and crossed to Heo Yul in front of the goal,
but unfortunately it did not reach Heo Yul properly, the game ended without any additional goals for both teams.