Hwang Sun-hong in Olympic Preliminary Group

Hwang Sun-hong Defeated Japan and Took First Place in the Olympic Preliminary Group... Shin Taeyong's Quarterfinals with Indonesia

Kim Min-woo's header, defeating Japan 1-0 with the winning goal... ‘All three wins’ in group stage.

The Korean under-23 (U-23) soccer team took first place in its group with a victory over Korea and Japan in the last match of the group stage of the 2024 Paris Olympic men's soccer Asian final qualifying round.

The Korean U-23 national team, led by coach Hwang Sun-hong, was defeated by Kim Min-woo (Düsseldorf) in the 30th minute of the second half in the final third match of Group B of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup held at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 22nd.

Thanks to the winning goal, we won 1-0.

In this tournament, which also serves as the final qualifier for men's soccer at the Paris Olympics, Korea ranked first in Group B (9 points) by winning all three group matches without conceding a goal. 카지노

They confirmed their advance to the quarterfinals early by defeating the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1-0 in the first game and China 2-0 in the second game, and even won the game between Korea and Japan on this day, which was the match for first and second place in Group B.

Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who suffered a 0-3 defeat to Japan in the quarterfinals of this tournament in 2022, succeeded in getting revenge for the first time in two years.

Including the 2-1 win in the Hangzhou Asian Games final in October last year, Korea recorded two consecutive wins over Japan in the corresponding age group match.

Korea will play the quarterfinals against Group A's second-place Indonesia, led by coach Shin Tae-yong, at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha starting at 2:30 a.m. (Korean time) on the 26th.

If they overcome Indonesia and reach the semifinals, they will get closer to the finals of the Paris Olympics.

In this tournament, the top 3 teams will receive a direct ticket to the Paris Olympics finals, and the 4th place team will have to win a playoff against Guinea, 4th place in the 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, to advance to Paris.

Compared to the second game against China, Hwang Seon-hong, who has already confirmed his advancement to the quarterfinals, implemented a bold rotation, replacing 10 starters except defender Cho Hyun-taek (Gimcheon).

Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota) spearheaded the attack with Hong Yun-sang (Pohang) and Hong Si-hu (Incheon) on the left and right wings, while Kim Dong-jin (Pohang) and Choi Kang-min (Ulsan) worked together in the midfield.

Lee Tae-seok (Seoul) and Jang Si-young (Ulsan) played as wingbacks on both sides.

Hyun-Taek Cho, Kang-Hee Lee (Gyeongnam), and Jae-Won Lee (Cheonan) were placed in the central defense line as Seo Myung-Kwan (Bucheon) left due to a hamstring (muscle behind the thigh) injury and Byun Jun-Soo (Gwangju) was unable to play due to accumulated warnings.

The goalkeeper also changed from Kim Jeong-hoon (Jeonbuk) to Baek Jong-beom (Seoul).

Attacker Lee Young-jun (Gimcheon), who scored 3 goals in the last 2 games, waited on the bench.

Japan also made significant changes to its lineup, and Hwang Seon-hong attempted to run the game stably by placing more emphasis on defense in the first half.

In the 28th minute of the first half, during Japan's corner kick situation, the ball unexpectedly hit Kim Dong-jin, who was defending in front of the goal, and flew toward the goal, putting them in danger of conceding a goal, but Baek Jong-beom caught it.

There were almost no threatening scenes in the attack, but they showed a sharp appearance once in the 43rd minute of the first half.

Hong Si-hoo dribbled through the right side and Jeong Sang-bin connected the pass inside the penalty area, and Hong Yun-sang attempted to finish in front of the goal, but the ball did not hit his foot properly due to the defensive check and went off the right side of the goal.

In the second half, both teams began to show the strength they had saved towards first place in the group.

In the 12th minute of the second half, Hong Yoon-sang's right-footed shot, which broke through the left side of the penalty area after receiving a pass from Jeong Sang-bin, headed directly toward goalkeeper Daishi Nozawa, and Korea recorded its first effective shot.

Immediately thereafter, Korea replaced Choi Kang-min and Kim Dong-jin and replaced them with Hwang Jae-won (Daegu) and Kim Min-woo.

The year began to change.

In the 14th minute of the second half, Jeong Sang-bin felt a muscle spasm and collapsed, so he was replaced by Kang Seong-jin (Seoul), and Jo Hyun-taek was replaced by Kang Sang-yoon (Suwon FC).

In the 22nd minute of the second half, Jang Si-young's cross from the right side followed by Kang Seong-jin's header slightly missed the left side of the goal.

Korea was disappointed, but took advantage of a set piece opportunity in the 30th minute of the second half to finally score a goal.

Kim Min-woo scored the winning goal by heading the right corner kick kicked by Lee Tae-seok from the left side of the goal area.

Lee Tae-seok recorded his third assist in this tournament.

Afterwards, Japan's wave of attacks to make up for it continued, but in the 38th minute of the second half, Hwang Seon-hong held on until the end, including 'hand-to-hand defense' from Japan's two or three shots.

In the 41st minute of the second half, Mao Hosoya's header followed by Rihito Yamamoto's corner kick went high, and Japan was unable to score a goal, but ended up in second place in the group (6 points) and faced the host nation, Qatar, in the quarterfinals.

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