The South Korean men’s soccer team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, will attempt to win its first-ever three consecutive titles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. First up is Kuwait.
Hwang Sun-hong’s men’s soccer team will open their Asian Games Group E campaign against Kuwait at 8:30 p.m. (KST) on Aug. 19 at Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
The team will be looking to win its first ever three consecutive soccer gold medals at the Games. South Korea won back-to-back titles at Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang 2018, joining the likes of Chinese Taipei, Myanmar and Iran. Now, it’s looking to become the first.카지노
Soccer has a long schedule with a tournament after three group games, so the tournament will start a little earlier than the 23rd. Hwang traveled to Hangzhou, the host city, on the 16th.
The team began acclimatization training on the 17th and is in the midst of a final warm-up for the win over Kuwait.
Although he won’t be available for the first game, the team has also reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain (France) on the departure of ‘ace’ Lee Kang-in. He will join the club after the first leg of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage against Dortmund (Germany) on Tuesday.
Lee Kang-in is expected to board the Hwangseon Hong around the 21st. This means that he will be available for the final group game against Bahrain on the 24th rather than the second leg against Thailand on the 21st.
This means that the tournament should be wrapped up early and the third game should be used to build up Lee Kang-in’s organization. After two consecutive wins, if Lee Kang-in can quickly integrate into the team, a third straight title will be a reality.
The consensus is that the goal will not be difficult to achieve. Even before Lee’s arrival, the team has built a solid roster with overseas players such as Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Hong Hyun-seok (Gent), Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden), and Lee Han-burn (Mitwylan), as well as wild cards such as Baek Seung-ho, Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk Hyundai), and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai).
Unlike women’s soccer, which has no age limit, men’s soccer fielded a team of U-24 players, as well as wildcards who can be selected beyond their age.
In addition, league stars Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan), Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk), and Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon) will be on the roster.
Men’s soccer at the tournament will feature 23 nations in six groups. A total of 16 teams, including the 12 first- and second-place finishers in each group and the four best third-place finishers, will compete for medals at the tournament.