You’ve now won 3 out of 7 shots. The tournament wars are now in full swing, with one loss and you’re out. The real work begins now.
The first mountain to climb for the Korean Asian Games soccer team as they seek a third consecutive title is Kyrgyzstan, the ‘Central Asian double’. The men’s soccer round of 16 match at the Hangzhou Asian Games kicks off at 8:30 p.m. (KST) on Aug. 27 at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
Kyrgyzstan, ranked 96th in the FIFA rankings, is a relative underdog. They are a different size than 26th-ranked South Korea. South Korea sailed through Group E with 16 goals in three games and a clean sheet, while Kyrgyzstan bounced back from two straight defeats in Group F with a 4-1 win over Chinese Taipei in their final match to reach the last 16.
The key to advancing to the quarterfinals will be how well the “spear” of Hwang Sun-hong, who averaged more than five goals per game in the group stage, can penetrate Kyrgyzstan’s dense defense. Kyrgyzstan is expected to play a two-line defense based on a back five. It is likely that they will try to attack South Korea with a ‘costly counterattack’ strategy. They will also need to be prepared for surprises.
Wingers Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), who scored the most goals in the group stage, Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon), who scored two goals, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan), and Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon) will spearhead the defense. If you need a high-flying attack, you can utilize the 6-foot-3 striker Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk). There are many cards to play. It’s all about how you use them and how they synergize.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), the “ace” with the freerolls, will lead the attack from the second line. It will be interesting to see how South Korea’s offense changes with Lee’s addition. Lee, who arrived late on July 21, started the final group game against Bahrain on July 24 and provided 35 minutes of creativity. Lee showed his true colors when he slipped a penetrating pass to Jung Woo-young, who found space behind the defense. In dead-ball situations, Lee’s sharp left foot is a powerful weapon.카지노사이트
The likes of Lee Kang-in and Jung Woo-young are likely to be heavily defended by the opposing team. If the so-called “fixers” get stuck, others will have to step up. In the last two games against Thailand and against Bahrain, the Korean national team was able to ease into the game thanks to midfielder Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent) and center back Lee Han-beom (Mitwillan). It was the icing on the cake for Park Jae-yong, who had been unlucky with shots on target. During the tournament, Park received “special tutoring” from Hwang, a “goalie” himself.
From the round of 16 onward, when teams are eliminated if they don’t win, all teams are “all in. The attitude of the opposing team’s players is different from the group stage. It’s possible that our Taeguk Warriors will face variables they haven’t faced in the group stage. It will be important for them to keep their composure. It’s something Hwang has emphasized throughout the tournament. The quarterfinal opponent will be the winner of the host China-Qatar match. The quarterfinals will be played on October 1 at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou. South Korea will have to take care of Kyrgyzstan first.