For Hwang Sun-hong, the first game is even more important.
The Chinese Under-24 National Team will take on Kuwait at 7:30 p.m. (local time) on Nov. 19 at the Jinhua Stadium in China in their first group game of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
This first match will be the first step in a new history. Korean soccer will attempt to make history at the tournament. That is, a third consecutive soccer title. Having won gold in Incheon in 2014 and Palambang in Jakarta in 2018, the Koreans will be looking to accomplish something no one has done before in Hangzhou.
South Korea is in Group E with Kuwait, Thailand, and Bahrain. After Kuwait, they will face Thailand (21st) and Bahrain (24th) at Jinhua Stadium.
The first game is always crucial. It can set the tone for the second and third rounds, so Korea needs three points from the first game. Moreover, they need to get a win early as ace Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) will join the team late on the 21st after playing for his club.
“It’s the first game, we want to win and we have to win,” said Hwang Sun-hong. I believe we can win if we keep the good mood and have patience. We will reward you with a good result, so please give us a lot of support.”
The team needs to show from the first game that they have the power to win without Lee Kang-in.먹튀검증
The match between South Korea and Kuwait was preceded by a match between Thailand and Bahrain. The result was a draw. Bahrain got on the board in the first half when Abdulaziz slotted home a shot that was saved by the goalkeeper. However, Thailand scored a valuable equalizer in second-half stoppage time.
With the two teams sharing one point, South Korea must win the first game to top the group.