‘Go Young-Jun’s winning goal’ Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho’s Olympic team defeated Iraq at the Doha Cup
The under-22 (U-22) soccer team preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics beat Iraq with Ko Young-jun (Pohang)’s winning goal in the second game of a friendly tournament held in Qatar.
The Olympic team, led by head coach Hwang Seon-hong, defeated Iraq 1-0 in the second leg of the 2023 Doha Cup U-22 Friendly Tournament held at the Qatar Club Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 26th (Korean time).
After beating Oman 3-0 in the first 메이저놀이터match held on the 23rd, Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho, who has won consecutively, will play the ranking game on the 29th. The opponent is undecided.
10 Asian countries participated in this event.
This Qatar expedition was made to strengthen the power of the Olympic team by taking advantage of the A-match (match between national teams) in March.
This is the Middle East expedition that took place four months after the UAE expedition in November last year.
On this day, unlike the first game, coach Hwang Seon-hong checked the players by sending Heo Yul (Gwangju) and Hong Yun-sang (Nuremberg) as starters.
Kim Shin-jin (Seoul), who tasted the goal in the first game, was named on the bench list, and Um Ji-seong (Gwangju), who recorded one goal and one assist, was not on the list at all.
In the 38th minute of the first half, Marco Pargi’s powerful right-footed shot from the penalty area went into the upper corner of the goal and was in danger of conceding, but goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon (Jeonbuk) hurled himself and scored with difficulty.
In the 18th minute of the second half, Jo Hyeon-taek (Ulsan) finished the ball left-footed by Heo Yool with his heel, but the opponent’s goalkeeper Lida Abdulaziz made a save, swallowing regret.
While the balance was 0-0 until the end of the game, Go Young-jun, who was put in 10 minutes into the second half, came out as a solver.
In the 44th minute of the second half, Ko Young-jun rushed to the goal after receiving a penetrating pass from Hong Si-hoo (Incheon), saw the goalkeeper advancing, and calmly kicked the goal with his right foot into the empty goalpost, shaking the net.