Hwang Seon-hong was Defeated 0-2 by Qatar in the First Match of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
The match against Qatar, the host country of the finals,
is not reflected in the rankings… performance concerns
The U-22 national soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong,
was soundly defeated by Qatar in the first match of the first qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Korea lost 0-2 in the first match of Group B of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup held at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam on the 6th.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup
This preliminary round is a competition that determines the teams that will advance to next year’s AFC U-23 Asian Cup,
the final Asian qualifying round for the Paris Olympics, and is the first gateway to the Paris Olympics.
A total of 16 teams, including the first place team in each of the 11 preliminary groups, 온라인카지노
the top four teams among the second place teams in each group, and the host country Qatar,
will compete to advance to Paris in the U-23 Asian Cup finals to be held from April to May 2024.
Since Qatar is the host country of the U-23 Asian Cup and has already confirmed its advancement to the finals,
this match is considered a friendly match and will not affect the group rankings,
but Hwang Seon-hong left a disappointment with a poor performance in the first match where he wanted to take the lead.
In Group B, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, who played earlier in the day, drew 1-1 and shared 1 point, taking the lead.
Korea will clash with Kyrgyzstan on the 9th and Myanmar on the 12th.
On this day, Hwang Seon-hong placed Gwangju FC’s striker Heo Yul, who is having a blast in K-League 1, at the forefront.
Uhm Uhm-seong (Gwangju), Kang Hyun-mook (Gimcheon), Oh Jae-hyuk (Jeonbuk), and Jeon Byeong-gwan (Daejeon) were selected as the second line, and Lee Jin-yong (Daegu) was selected as the defensive midfielder.
The back four defense consisted of Lee Tae-seok (Seoul),
Jo Seong-kwon (Gimpo), Jo Wi-je (Busan), and Min Kyung-hyeon (Incheon), the goal was guarded by Baek Jong-beom (Seoul).
In the beginning, Hwang Seon-hong led the game by finding an attack route on the left side, where Um Ji-seong was moving.
In the 13th minute of the first half, Jeon Byeong-gwan’s shot on the right side of the goal area
following a low cross sent by Lee Tae-seok was blocked by goalkeeper Youssef Abdullah, in the 15th minute of the first half, Jeon Byeong-gwan’s right-footed shot
went wide after Heo Yul connected with Uhm Um-seong’s exquisite through ball.
However, Qatar, which had been looking for opportunities through set pieces, struck first.
In the 38th minute of the first half, Qatar’s front line striker Ahmed Allawi received a long ball from behind
with his chest and then hit a right-footed mid-range shot from the right side of the penalty arc to score the first goal.
Korea, which was struggling in defense after conceding a goal,
faced a crisis in the 42nd minute of the first half when it missed Allawi in front of the goal, but the ball went off the left side of the goal and hit the chest.
Starting the second half, the national team made a change by replacing Jeon Byeong-gwan and Kang Hyun-mook and inserting Baek Sang-hoon (Seoul) and Hong Yun-sang (Pohang).
Baek Sang-hoon supported Heo Yul, and Hong Yun-sang stood on the right flank.
Oh Jae-hyuk lowered his position somewhat to protect Lee Jin-yong in the midfield.
In the 16th minute of the second half, Jin-Yong Lee was replaced by European attacking midfielder Hyun-Joo Lee (Wiesbaden) and attempted to equalize the score,
but instead ended up conceding an additional goal due to a mistake in the 22nd minute of the second half.
Tamim Mansour Al-Abdullah‘s backheader from the right side of the penalty area was a throw-in from Qatar’s Abdallah Shirelka team,
was placed in an ambiguous position in the goal area. Baek Jong-beom was unable to handle the ball that passed the key and ended up going straight into the goal.
In the 35th minute of the second half, Korea continued its offensive to make up for the goal,
with Uhm Uhm-seong’s right-footed shot floating over the goal post following Hong Yun-sang’s cross from the right side.
In the 42nd minute of the second half, Korea sent striker Kim Shin-jin (Seoul) in place of Oh Jae-hyuk due to muscle cramps,
but ended up scoring a goal.
Couldn’t create it.