Hwang Sun-Hong’s team is tied 1-1 at halftime in the men’s soccer final against Japan at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
The South Korea Under-24 football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, played Japan 1-1 at halftime of the men’s football final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
South Korea conceded a goal to Gotaro Uchino in the second minute of the first half, but equalized in the 27th minute with a goal from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart).
Hwang Sun-hong opted for a 4-2-3-1 with Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) on the right side of the second line and Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon) up front.
Jung Woo-young and Ko Young-joon (Pohang) attacked alongside Lee in the second line, while ‘Captain’ Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) and Jung Ho-yeon (Gwangju) were in charge of the midfield.
Korea concedes first goal of the tournament
Park Kyu-hyun (Dresden), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), Lee Han-beom (Mitwillan), and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu) formed the back line, while Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon) wore the goalkeeping gloves.
Japan pressed hard from the start and scored the first goal in the second minute.
Gaines Sato drove down the left side and sent in a cross that was met by Masato Shigemi and finished by Uchino’s right-footed shot.
It was Korea’s first early goal of the tournament.
South Korea started the game by attacking Japan’s flanks, and it became a one-sided affair midway through the first half.
In the 18th minute, Lee Kang-in sent in a cross from the right side with his left foot and Ko Young-joon tried to finish with a header, but it was not quite on target.
Jung Woo-young scores the equalizer
Three minutes later, Ko Young-joon’s attempted mid-range shot went wide left of the goal.
South Korea took the lead in the 27th minute with a header from Jung Woo-young.
Hwang Jae-won’s diagonal cross from the right was met by Jung Woo-young, who was lurking on the left side of the goal, with a header into the back of the net.토토사이트
It was Jung’s eighth goal of the tournament, making him the tournament’s top scorer.
In the 32nd minute, Lee Kang-in was shown a yellow card for a rough tackle on Jun Nishikawa.
South Korean soccer, which won the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang tournaments, will try to become the first team in history to win three consecutive Asian Games titles.
The Taegeuk Warriors will be exempt from military service if they win.
Of Hwang Sun-hongho’s 22 players, 21 will be eligible for military service except for goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon (Jeonbuk), who has already fulfilled his military service with Gimcheon Commerce.