There is also keen interest in the participation of Kim Jeong-hoon (Jeonbuk Hyundai).
The Asian Games men’s soccer team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong will play the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer final against Japan at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China at 9 p.m. (Korean time) on the 7th. The national team will meet Japan in the finals for the second time in a row.
This is the final game for Hwang Seon-hong-ho to challenge for his third consecutive victory in the tournament. Coach Hwang and the players came this far with the same goal of winning. There were difficulties in the semifinals against Uzbekistan, but we overcame them well and reached the finals. All that remains now is the final match between Korea and Japan.
However, regardless of the results, there is one thing that is attracting메이저사이트 attention. It is a question of whether goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon, the only player in the Hwang Seon-Hong team who has not played, will participate. Hwang Seon-hong played six games from the group stage to the semifinals. He was one of only 22 players to not play a single game, or even a single minute. This is goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon.
Coach Hwang continued to implement extensive rotation starting from the group stage. Second-line resources were used without permanent starters. There were also games where everyone was replaced. As for the defense, Lee Han-beom and Park Jin-seop are effectively classified as starting players, but Lee Jae-ik and Kim Tae-hyun also received opportunities as starters and substitutes. Song Min-gyu, who missed the first and second games due to injury, and Lee Kang-in, who joined late, are also playing consistently in the group stage.
However, the situation is different in the goalkeeper position. Goalkeepers are not easy to replace. Hwang Seon-hong’s starting goalkeeper is Lee Gwang-yeon. He started 5 games. And in the third game of the group stage, where advancement to the round of 16 was confirmed, coach Hwang brought up goalkeeper Min Seong-jun. Even after the tournament began, it was the starting goalkeeper Lee Gwang-yeon who was selected by Coach Hwang.
There was a similar case in the national team led by coach Hong Myung-bo during the 2012 London Olympics. Defender Kim Ki-hee (Ulsan) did not get a chance to play once and was replaced by Koo Ja-cheol (Jeju United) in the 44th minute of the second half in the third place match. The national team won the bronze medal, which was due to the Military Manpower Administration’s guidelines at the time that ‘you must run at least one minute in the competition to receive military service benefits.’ In the end, Kim Ki-hee received military service benefits.
However, according to the later revised law, the phrase ‘in the case of team sports, only the players who actually participated’ disappeared. Even if the law is alive, Kim Jeong-hoon is a ‘military veteran’ who was discharged from the military in December of last year. He is playing as a goalkeeper for Jeonbuk this season. It is unclear whether Kim Jeong-hoon will suddenly receive a chance to play in the finals. If Lee Kwang-yeon plays full-time, Kim Jeong-hoon could become an example of a player who is unlikely to win a medal without playing even a single minute.