This is because the Korea Football Association belatedly discovered that Lee Sang-min, who was fined 5 million won for drunk driving in the past, cannot be selected as a national team member until August this year due to regulations. According to Article 17 of the National Football Team’s Operational Regulations, “A person who is fined more than 5 million won for drunk driving and less than three years after the sentence is confirmed cannot become a national team member.”
When the entry submission deadline is over, it is possible to play the tournament without selecting a replacement player because it can be replaced only for reasons based on injury or medical findings.
However, the problem was resolved when he received a victory day for the replacement from the Hangzhou Asian Organizing Committee. And at a press conference held at Jincheon Athletes’ Village in Chungcheongbuk-do on August 24, Lee Ki-heung, chairman of the Korea Sports Council, announced that Kim Tae-hyun would join the national soccer team as the 22nd player.
Kim Tae-hyun, a left-footed center back born in 2000, was not listed in the final entry announced by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, but he was consistently on the list until the announcement. He was selected in June last March and participated in the Qatar and China expedition, and was called to the Olympic team in Changwon.
Despite being a substitute, Kim Tae-hyun played a considerable 215 minutes in this tournament. Park Jin-seop (415 minutes), Lee Han-beom (360 minutes) and Seol Young-woo (291 minutes) played the fourth most as defenders. 안전놀이터
In addition, Kim Tae-hyun has been playing for Begalta Sendai in the J2 League since last year after playing for Ulsan Hyundai, Daejeon Citizen (former Daejeon Hana Citizen), and E-Land FC in Seoul. Although he is not a complete main player, he is solidifying his position by starting nearly half of the 20 games. Solving the military service issue early on opened the way for a long run abroad.
South Korea beat Japan 2-1 in the final to win the gold medal. According to the Military Service Act, athletes can serve as “art and sports agents” instead of military service as sports agents if they rank third or higher in the Olympics and first in the Asian Games.
Twenty players including Kim Tae-hyun received military service benefits. Goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon has already resolved military service, and it has been confirmed that Lee Kwang-yeon does not have to resolve military service due to a ruptured cruciate ligament.