The player who was suspected of drunk driving has left the national team. Hwang Sun-hong-ho has been named as a replacement for Kim Tae-hyun (Vegalta Sendai) to complete the final 22-man roster.
At a press conference at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, on Thursday, Korea Sports Council President Lee Ki-heung announced that Kim Tae-hyun has joined Hwang Sun-hong. The U-24 Hangzhou Asian Games squad, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, now has 22 players in its final roster.
Hwang’s squad had a change of scenery even before the Games began. Lee Sang-min (Seongnam FC), who had a drunk driving conviction, was included in the roster for the first time. After a public outcry, the Korean Football Association (KFA) canceled his selection after checking the rules. Lee was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in May 2020 and was sentenced to a fine of 5 million won in August that year for violating the Road Traffic Act. According to Article 17 of the National Football Team Operating Regulations, “Anyone who is sentenced to a fine of more than 5 million won for an act related to drunk driving, and the sentence has not been finalized for three years, shall not be eligible for the national team.
It was also unclear whether Lee would be replaced when he was canceled. Hwang Sun-hong said, “The federation is also trying to ensure that there is no power leakage. However, it’s hard to say because nothing has been decided yet. We need time. I hope you can wait,” he said. In principle, it was not possible to select a replacement. The federation then discussed the possibility of a replacement through the Korean Sports Council.카지노
About a month later, the replacement was officially announced. Kim Tae-hyun is a central defender who has been called up to the Hwangs on several occasions. Although he didn’t make the initial list, he was named to the Asian Games roster after Lee Sang-min’s departure. He was also selected in March and June and participated in the matches against Qatar and China. Kim Tae-hyun will be called up for training in Changwon on March 4.
The Hangzhou Asian Games were scheduled to be held last year, but were postponed to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which raised the age limit for players to U-24 (born in 1999). The final roster is 22, including three goalkeepers, two more than at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.