The Asian Games national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong (55), won the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Men’s Football Final, held at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, from 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korea time). Korean soccer has won three consecutive Asian Games titles.
In the second minute of the first half, Uchino scored the first goal with a right-footed shot. Jung Woo-young, who received Hwang Jae-won’s cross in the 27th minute of the first half, scored the equalizer with a header. 스포츠토토
In a tight match, Cho Young-wook scored the winning goal. In the 11th minute of the second half, Jung Woo-young spilled the ball given by Hwang Jae-won and Cho Young-wook pushed it in. South Korea, who endured the rest of the time well, won the gold medal.
With the Asian Games gold medal, 19 players who have not completed military service, including Lee Kang-in, will enjoy military service exemption. Cho Young-wook, an active-duty soldier who scored the winning goal, will make an early discharge. It is true that military service benefits were a motivation for Korean players, but not all.
After the game, Japanese fans have not accepted the defeat properly. Japanese media “The Digest” introduced Japanese fans’ reactions, saying, “Japan was a university student-centered team for reinforcement purposes,” “Korea was obsessed with winning, even writing an old wild card player,” “Korean soccer was really not fun,” and “The reason Korean players fought hard was because of military service benefits.”