The aftermath of Uzbekistan’s so-called “thug soccer” ended badly for Hwang Sun-hong. After being brought down by a killer tackle from an opponent, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai) was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. Luckily, it’s not a serious injury, but he’ll have to wait and see over the next two days.
According to the Korea Football Association (KFA) on Friday, Uhm Won-sang, who played in the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Uzbekistan the day before, was diagnosed with a mild left ankle sprain. His participation in the tournament final against Japan on July 7 at 9 p.m. (KST) will be determined after observing his progress.
Considering that he was carried off by a staff member after the game the previous day without being able to walk on his own, it seems that he was lucky to avoid a serious injury. However, if his recovery is slow, it’s unclear if he’ll be ready for the final against Japan. With the final game being a one-sided affair that will require the best of the best, Hwang Sun-hong’s worries are bound to deepen.
It was a repeat of Uzbekistan’s “dirty play” in the previous day’s semifinal. Umm Won-sang was brought down by a brutal back tackle from Ibrohim Halil Yuldashev in the 17th minute of the second half. Yuldashev, who was completely outmatched in a sparring match with Uyunsang, knocked her down with a powerful backtackle. Despite the unsportsmanlike play, which didn’t even touch the ball, Yuldashev threw the ball to the ground and gestured in frustration.
Uhm stayed down for a while, screaming in pain. He managed to get back on his feet, but was replaced by Ahn Jae-jun (Bucheon FC) after four minutes and finished the game. The injury didn’t appear to be serious as he wasn’t replaced immediately, but after the game was over, Uhm Won-sang was carried off the field by a staff member without being able to walk on his own, causing great concern.
With her explosive speed, Uhm Won-sang is a key flanker for Hwang Sun-hong. She scored back-to-back goals in the first two group games against Kuwait and Thailand. She was so trusted by coach Hwang that she started the quarterfinal against Uzbekistan, but a rough back tackle from an opponent put her in doubt for the final. “We’ve been doing well without any major injuries, but it looks like Uhm Won-sang has some injuries,” Hwang said after the game, and it was confirmed that he had a sprain.아톰카지노
Furthermore, Uzbekistan has been known to punch players and hit them in the neck during ball contests against South Korea in the past. There was a lot of concern before the semifinal as well, and that concern culminated in an injury to Uhm Won-sang.
Despite Uzbekistan’s rough play throughout the match, Hwang Sun-hong-ho won 2-1 with a multi-goal performance from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) and advanced to the final. Hwang will try to win his third consecutive AG gold medal against Korea on July 7. The final of the last edition in Jakarta-Palembang also featured a Korean-Japanese match, which Korea won 2-1 to take the top spot.