Hwang Sun-hong-ho’s third-round opponent, Bahrain, drew with Kuwait, who lost 0-9 to South Korea.
Kuwait and Bahrain played to a 1-1 draw in the second match of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Men’s Football Group E at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, Hangzhou, China, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (June 21).
Kuwait, who were thrashed 0-9 by South Korea in the first match, remain in fourth place in Group E with one draw and one point. Bahrain, who drew 1-1 with Thailand in the first round, moved into second place with two draws and two points, ahead of Thailand (one draw and one point), who have played one game less.
South Korea (1 win, 3 points) and Thailand, who are also in Group E, will play their second Group E match at 8:30 p.m. tonight. A win for South Korea will clinch an early round of 16 berth.
Kuwait suffered an early setback. In the 16th minute, Abdul Aziz Maran went down in the box after a tussle with an opponent. He fell to the ground in great pain and was unable to get up for a while. Eventually, he signaled to the bench that he could no longer play and was taken off on a stretcher.
In the 23rd minute of the first half, Kuwait missed a great opportunity to take the lead. Hamad Altawel hit a surprise shot from the front of the arc. It sailed past the keeper and hit the post.
In the 32nd minute, Kuwait lost another player to injury. Talal Al Qaisi crumpled to the ground with his face covered. He was taken off on a stretcher. Mohammed Salman came on.
Bahrain did not stand still. In the 38th minute, Said Mohammed Adnan stepped up to take a long-range free kick and took a direct shot, but the ball went into the side netting.
In the 43rd minute, Bahrain struck again. Mubarak Abdulaziz collected a pass from the back from the left flank and attempted a low, quick shot that was saved. He then calmly struck a shot with one defender in the second minute of first-half stoppage time. But it was no match for the goal.
The first half ended 0-0.
Bahrain scored the first goal. ‘Substitute’ Isa Hassan rattled the Kuwaiti net in the seventh minute of the second half with an angled but unstoppable right-footed shot from the right flank inside the box.
Kuwait equalized in the 28th minute of the second half. Mohammed Salman stepped up to take a free kick from just outside the left side of the box and rattled the Bahraini net with a direct shot. The trajectory and speed were perfect.바카라
In second-half stoppage time, a deep tackle by a Bahraini player, followed by an intentional stomp on a Kuwaiti player’s foot, sent players from both teams scrambling for cover. The offending player was cautioned.
Bahrain was down a man. Three minutes later, Farnair Almessaed was sent off directly for retaliating by hitting a player in the back of the head while battling for the ball in midfield.