South Korean Asian Games coach Hwang Sun-hong, who is trying to win three consecutive Asian Games, expressed his willingness to “pass the top spot” in Group E with Bahrain, Thailand, and Kuwait in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games draw in Hangzhou, China, on the 27th. 사설토토 Hwang Sun-hong’s first match against Kuwait on September 19th, followed by Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th. All matches will be held at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, near Hangzhou. It is familiar to us as the place where Hwang Sun-hong left for an expedition to China last month and played two warm-up matches against China.
Coach Hwang Sun-hong, who expressed his feelings and plans for the group’s results through the Korea Football Association shortly after the draw, said, “We need to figure out information about the opponent from now on, but I think all the teams we meet in the group stage are at a similar level.” “It’s important for us to prepare because all teams are competitive,” he said.
He also cited Japan, Uzbekistan, and Saudi Arabia as candidates to compete for the championship, saying, “I think they will compete with these countries for the championship. “I’m going to focus on every game and prepare for it,” he said. Hwang will hold a short call-up training session in August and prepare for the tournament as a whole in September.
South Korea’s men’s soccer team will try to win three consecutive games at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in September, following the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. South Korea, which won the last tournament, will belong to Port 1 and avoid host countries China, Japan, Vietnam, North Korea and Uzbekistan, which belong to the same port. South Korea, which also avoided Group B, which includes Saudi Arabia and Iran, will meet two teams in the Middle East (Bahrain and Kuwait) and Thailand, a strong team in Southeast Asia.
A total of 23 teams will compete in the finals and be divided into six groups to advance to the round of 16. Three teams were included in Group D alone, and four teams were assigned to the remaining five groups (Group A, B, C, E, and F). The 12 teams in the first and second places in each group will automatically advance to the round of 16, and four of the third places in each group will join to determine the championship in a knock-down tournament of 16 teams.
Men’s soccer at the Asian Games will be played by players under the age of 23, but the tournament will be postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 incident, so the national team under the age of 24 will participate. Out of a total of 22 final entries, three wild cards can be selected regardless of age limit. The South Korean men’s national team, which aims for its third consecutive gold medal, confirmed its final entry on the 14th.
The women’s team was in Group E with Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Myanmar. South Korea, which won the bronze medal in the last tournament, will belong to the first port and avoid host countries China, Japan, Taiwan and North Korea, which belong to the same port. However, South Korea is expected to meet the Philippines, which competed in the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, and Hong Kong, which was the quarterfinals opponent of the last Asian Games, in the group stage.
A total of 17 teams were divided into five groups in this competition. Groups A, B, and C were assigned three teams each, and groups D and E were assigned four teams each. Eight teams, including the top five teams in each group and the top three teams in the second place, will determine the championship with the tournament.
Since there is no age limit for women’s soccer at the Asian Games, national team A will compete in the tournament. The South Korean women’s national team, which won bronze medals three times in a row from the 2010 tournament to the 2018 tournament, will announce its final entry as soon as the FIFA Women’s World Cup is over.