Hwang Seon-hong Ho, looking to secure a spot in the round of 16 in Asian Games soccer, has turned to Park Jae-yong, who has been labeled a “secondary striker,” to spearhead the attack. Lee Kang-in is rested.
Hwang Sun-hong named his “must-win lineup” for the second Group E match of the Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer tournament against Thailand at Jinhua Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, at 8:30 p.m. KST on Nov. 21.
Lee arrived in Hangzhou via Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at 2 p.m. After a quick transfer to the team hotel, Lee boarded the team bus and headed to the stadium with his teammates. This didn’t mean he was going to play. Players who arrive on the day of a match are not expected to play right away. Lee made his return from injury on the 20th against Dortmund after a month, but he still needs to be cautious about his fitness. Hwang is expected to return to action as early as the 24th against Bahrain, or as early as the tournament itself.
Lee arrived on the field with the players 40 minutes before kickoff to greet the Korean fans and take in the atmosphere of the stadium. He sat on the bench alongside head coach Hwang Sun-hong and chatted with him for a while. He then headed to the stands to watch the game.
Hwang Sun-hong was facing his second match without Lee Kang-in as planned. After the 9-0 victory over Kuwait on the 19th, Hwang went with a different rotation. He changed five positions and half of the team from the previous match.
In a 4-2-3-1 formation, Park Jae-yong, a 6-foot-1 striker, will start up top. Park came on as a second-half substitute against Kuwait and scored the team’s eighth goal. A day after the game, on the 20th, he was seen meeting separately with coach Hwang Sun-hong, a former striker. He is expected to fulfill the role of Cho Young-wook, who scored multiple goals in the last match.
Ahn Jae-joon and Go Young-joon will form the second line. Jeong Woo-young, the “Son Heung-min of Hangzhou” who scored a hat-trick against Kuwait, has been saved for the bench. Hwang gave a chance to Park Jae-yong and Ahn Jae-joon, who were criticized for being second stringers when they were selected. Ahn also found the back of the net against Kuwait. Park joined Jeonbuk from Anyang last summer. Both players are key to South Korea’s chances of advancing to the round of 16.
The midfield is made up of Hong Hyun-seok and Baek Seung-ho. Hong Hyun-seok will play a more attacking box-to-box midfield role. Captain Baek Seung-ho will protect the defense from the third line and orchestrate the play with his passing.
The back four will be Hwang Jae-won, Park Jin-seop, Lee Jae-ik and Seol Young-woo. Wildcard Seol Young-woo will start for the first time in two matches. Seol was left out of the starting lineup in the first match due to his participation in the A-Match in September and made a brief appearance as a late substitute. The center back duo of Park Jin-seob and Lee Han-beom will be tested in place of Park Jin-seob and Lee Jae-ik against Kuwait. Lee Kwang-yeon will remain in goal.
Hwang Sun-hong is expected to use Jung Woo-young Cho Young-wook Park Kyu-hyun and others depending on the match situation.카지노
Thailand has benched ‘ace’ Purachet Tosanit, who scored the dramatic equalizer against Bahrain. He is expected to be utilized as a joker.
South Korea leads the group with three points after a 9-0 thrashing of Kuwait in the first leg. Bahrain, who drew 1-1 with Kuwait earlier, is second with two points, Thailand is third with one point and Kuwait is fourth with one point. The number of cases is unnecessary. If South Korea knocks out Thailand, they will advance to the round of 16 as the group’s top seed, regardless of the outcome of Bahrain in Game 3.