“No one can stand in our way.”
On July 27 and 28 (local time), the round of 16 men’s soccer matches at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games got underway. The teams everyone expected to win won.
Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan beat India and Indonesia 2-0, respectively. Iran and North Korea also advanced to the quarterfinals with 2-0 wins over Thailand and Bahrain, respectively. Japan beat Myanmar 7-0, while Hong Kong defeated Palestine 1-0.
토토사이트The South Korean men’s national soccer team, coached by Hwang Sun-hong, earned a 5-1 win over Kyrgyzstan. Back-to-back goals by Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai) in the 11th minute and Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) in the 12th minute gave South Korea the lead. They conceded a goal in the 28th minute, but a relay goal by Jung Woo-young, Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu), and Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent) midway through the second half made them smile.
South Korea’s quarterfinal opponent is China. China advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Qatar.
Korea played the round of 16 at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua. Now it’s on to Hangzhou. They traveled to Hangzhou on the 28th and had a day off.
China is a tricky team in this tournament compared to other Asian powerhouses like Japan and Iran. They have great support from their home fans. The chants of “chayo” will echo throughout every event at the Huanglong Sports Center, which holds more than 50,000 people. They will also have to overcome home advantage.
Also, there will be no VAR at this tournament. In the Round of 16, Lee Kang-in and Jung Woo-young’s brilliant goals were ruled offside, but on closer inspection, they were not. There is no way to verify these ambiguous moments, so they will have to overcome this as well.
And the biggest thing to watch out for is China’s rough play. They’re known for it. We’ve already faced them twice in June, in two exhibition matches. In the first game, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai) was injured, and other players such as Ko Young-joon (Pohang Steelers) almost suffered serious injuries.
“It’s not June anymore, it’s September. It’s a month to prepare anew. It’s a game we have to win, and we have to get over the hump.” “Actually, this is China, and I think there are a lot of worries, not just for us, but for everyone, but in a way, it’s a challenge we have to overcome. I think they’re a pretty ghostly team, but they’ve made it to the quarterfinals on their own merits. We have to prepare well again. It’s going to be a tough match, but we have to overcome it.”
Hwang Sun-hong added: “It’s a scenario we’ve fully expected. If we can’t overcome the large crowd and rough play, we can’t win the gold medal. No one can stand in our way.”
Baek Seung-ho said, “I was preparing before the tournament because we didn’t have a VAR and I thought we could meet China. If we prepare well like we always do, even if the opponent plays hard, we can use it to our advantage and do better,” said Baek Seung-ho.
Can Korea hold off China and continue their quest for a first-ever AG triumph?