PSG signing Lee Kang-in, ‘military service key’ AG Ghana?…Hwang Sun-hong-ho to announce final list on 14th→Wildcards also ‘in focus’

Head coach Hwang Sun-hong will announce the men’s football team roster for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games on 14 September.메이저놀이터

“Coach Hwang Sun-hong will hold a press conference to announce the men’s football team roster for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Jongno Football Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul,” the Korea Football Association said on 13 September.

South Korea won gold at both the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, and Hwang has been preparing since 2021 with the aim of winning the Asian Games and qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The Hangzhou Asian Games were originally scheduled to be held in 2022, but were postponed by one year due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the age limit for athletes competing was raised by one year to 24 and under (born in 1999). The final roster has also been increased to 22 athletes, with a maximum of five substitutions allowed during a match, the same as in Tokyo.

The postponement of the tournament by a year will give Hwang a wider range of players to choose from, and the increased number of substitutions and final roster spots will allow him to make a number of changes.

Those born in 1999 who are currently eligible to join the national team include Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Commerce), Ko Jae-hyun (Daegu FC) and Choi Joon (Busan I-Park), who were runners-up at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, as well as Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) and Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent).

Uhm Won-sang, Jung Woo-young, and Hong Hyun-seok have all played for the senior national team in the recent past, so they will be able to make an impact on Hwang Sun-hong-ho.

Lee Kang-in, who is now more familiar with A-match action than Hwang Seon-hong-ho, is also likely to be included. Lee played with Jürgen Klinsmann’s senior squad in an exhibition match against China last month, but is expected to be part of the squad for the Asian Games.

Hwang also called up Lee for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup in March last year. Despite South Korea’s disappointing quarter-final exit at the tournament, Lee excelled in three of the team’s four matches.

Lee will be expected to lead the team’s attack from the No.10 role, where he will lead the attack. He can link up well with the likes of Jung Woo-young and Uhm Won-sang in the second line, and has recently improved his ability to hit the box directly, making him a key source of attack for South Korea.메이저놀이터

In addition, Lee Kang-in will be able to benefit from military service if he wins the tournament, which is an added bonus for him. In addition to Lee, other key players such as Jung Woo-young, Hong Hyun-seok and Yang Hyun-joon are also eligible for military service. However, the Asian Games are not recognised by FIFA as a compulsory tournament, so it’s interesting to see how the KFA, Lee Kang-in and PSG worked out the arrangements.

Alongside the question of whether Lee and other key players will be included in the final roster, another area of interest is the wild card (24+). In this tournament, up to three of the 22 final roster players can be wildcards.

Hwang had already told reporters after last month’s game against China, “We will use all three. There are many players who are competitive in the existing age groups, so we will consider a ‘wild card’ that can create synergy.” The wild card will most likely be placed in the spine line of goalkeeper, central midfielder and frontline striker.

For this tournament, the wildcard will most likely go to a player who has excelled in the K League 1 but has not yet completed his military service. However, it is disappointing that this year’s wildcard candidates lack the weight of players compared to previous tournaments.

The last two editions of the tournament were won by Kim Seung-kyu (Al Shabab), Park Joo-ho (retired), Kim Shin-wook (Kitsch SC), Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), and Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul), all of whom have excelled in their respective national teams and leagues. The other nominees, Lee In-gyu, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) and Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai), are also regarded as outstanding players in the K League, but it’s hard to deny that they lack the weight of the aforementioned players.

Especially in the frontline striker position, with Oh Hyun-gyu and Oh Se-hoon having already resolved their military service issues, Hwang Sun-hong will have his work cut out for him if the internationally inexperienced Inhabi-kyu fails to perform, which could prove to be a worrying factor throughout the Asian Games.

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