South Korea’s Asian Games national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won 2-0 against China in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, at 9 p.m. on the 1st . 토토사이트링크
This brings South Korea one step closer to the gold medal. South Korea will meet Uzbekistan, which beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the previous match.
Gyeonggi manager Hwang Sun-hong brought up an unconventional starting lineup. Ace Lee Kang-in, Jupo Jung Woo-young, and Eom Won-sang, who joined them in the second line, were all sent to the bench. Instead, Song Min-gyu, Ko Young-joon and Ahn Jae-joon were selected as starters. As a left-side defender, Park Kyu-hyun was used as a starter instead of Wild Card Seol Young-woo.
Hwang Sun-hong, who boldly sent the members who played as the main players before the match against China to the bench, had no problem with winning. In this game, South Korea took the lead early on with consecutive goals from Hong Hyun-seok and Song Min-gyu in the first half and headed to the semifinals as they remained focused in the second half.
Chinese media Sohu reported the evaluation of Chinese soccer journalists after the game. Among them, reporter Xiaonan said, The fact that South Korea started Paris Saint-Germain on the bench shows how big the talent gap between South Korea and China is. Regardless of the inappropriate evaluation by some Korean media, Chinese soccer should humbly admit the difference, he said, insisting that the level difference between China and Korea should be accepted.
It is the A national team that suffered a headache after this team of 1999-born players was eliminated. What is the prospect of an A match between China and Korea that will face off in November? This game probably gave a lot of implications, he said, stressing that not only the level of the Asian Games teams in both countries, but also the level of the A team.
The Chinese Asian Games team reached the quarterfinals in this tournament. This grade is good in terms of skill alone. In the soccer world, there is a saying, You should fight with your feet but not with your mouth. I have to be courageous knowing that I’m lacking, he said.
Another reporter, Zhao Zhen, said, A lot of people would think a 0-2 defeat was the right result. I’m convinced, too. But on reflection, how lethargic is this sentence? You have to stop thinking about winning and losing. Let’s not think about how much more we will lose, he said, criticizing lethargic Chinese soccer.
Meanwhile, South Korea and China’s A national teams will face off in Group C in the second qualifying round for the 2026 FIFA North and Central American World Cup in November.