Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu) was not happy with the state of the women’s soccer team.
The U-24 Asian Games team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, won their quarterfinal match against China 2-0 at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on Monday.
The referee’s role was more important than ever. With China’s penchant for rough play, the tone of the game could have been completely different depending on the referee’s disposition. As the hosts, it was widely expected that China would have a slight advantage in officiating.
Concerns about officiating were heightened on the eve of the match against China. It was the women’s soccer quarterfinal between South Korea and North Korea.
Ji So-yeon was tackled with both feet by North Korea’s Hong Sung-ok in the first three minutes. Despite the foul, the referee ended it with a warning. In the 20th minute of the second half, North Korea’s Lee Hye-kyung, who was also cautioned, prevented Chun Ga-ram from scoring.
The referee then gave South Korea an inexplicable call. In the 43rd minute, Son Hwa-yeon was shown a yellow card for colliding with the goalkeeper and was sent off for accumulating cautions. With a 1-0 lead, South Korea was outnumbered and conceded four goals.
After the game, Ji So-yeon, who was in tears of frustration, said, “This is the first time I’ve played such an unfair game. I had to fight with the referee who was not from North Korea. If they’re going to punish me for protesting, they should also punish the referee,” she said.
The unfair situation in women’s soccer in South Korea and North Korea has raised anxiety about Hwang Sun-hong’s match against China.카지노사이트
Luckily, there was nothing to worry about. The referee did a good job and the Chinese players were not happy with the calls. “The referee did a good job,” said Cho Young-wook after the game, “and I felt very sorry for the situation in South Korea and North Korea.”