Lee Kang-in is hit by an opponent’s elbow in the back.
Uhm Won-sang was even replaced in the aftermath of the injury
South Korean soccer’s bid for a third consecutive Asian Games title came down to the wire as they defeated
Uzbekistan to reach the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, but it was a game that left scars.
Head coach Hwang Sun-hong’s
Men’s football team defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in the men’s competition football semifinal at the Huanglong Sports
Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, led by a multi-goal performance from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart).
With the win, South Korea is on track to win its first three consecutive titles since Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-
Palembang 2018. Their final opponents will be Japan, making it the second consecutive year that the tournament will feature a Japan-Korea final.
It was too much to laugh about. Uzbekistan’s rough play left many Korean players injured and in pain.
It was not only the Uzbek players who used elbows as well as back tackles, but also the Kuwaiti referee Amar
Ashkanani, who went beyond leniency to neglect.
(Paris Saint-Germain), Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Commerce), and Chung Woo-young were hit by opponents’ elbows.
In the 17th minute of the second half, Uhm Won-sang limped into an opposing back tackle. Ibrohim Halil
Yuldashev (Ulsan Hyundai) tried to tackle Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai) from behind as he was speeding down
the right flank, causing Uhm to sprain his shin and ankle.
Uhm went down for a while and was unable to get up. He was helped to his feet by the medical staff on the field,
but walked with a limp. He was eventually replaced by Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon FC1995) midway through the second half.
Even if the injury wasn’t serious, the team was faced with a situation where a player with his speed might not be able to perform fully in the final.
Eventually, referee Ashokanani was forced to show a red card for negligence. In the 28th minute of the second half, Abdulov Buriyev made a rough tackle on Cho Young-wook and had to leave the field after accumulating a caution.
Despite this, Uzbekistan’s head coach Timur Kapadze expressed his frustration with the referee’s decision in the post-match press conference, saying, “I don’t understand why he gave a yellow card.” 스포츠토토링크