Sun Hong-ho Hwang qualifies for U-23 Asian Cup

Hwang Sun-hong advanced to the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under 23 Asian Cup finals.

The South Korean Olympic soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Myanmar 3-0 in the third Group B match of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup at Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam on the 12th. As a result, South Korea confirmed its top spot in Group B with two consecutive wins and qualified for the U-23 Asian Cup finals.토토사이트

Hwang Sun-hong lost 0-2 to Qatar in the first round of the group qualifying round, but the record of the match was not reflected in the rankings as Qatar has already confirmed its advance to the finals as the host of the U-23 Asian Cup. South Korea, which won 1-0 in the second leg against Kyrgyzstan on the 9th, won the final group qualifying match against Myanmar and succeeded in advancing to the finals.

South Korean Olympic soccer team players greet fans after winning 3-0 against Myanmar in the third Group B match of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup at Changwon Football Center on the 12th.

The AFC U-23 Asian Cup finals, which also serves as the final Asian qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics, will be held from April to May next year. A total of 16 teams, including the top teams in each of the 11 group qualifiers, the top four teams among the second place, and host Qatar, will compete for tickets to Paris in the finals. The top three players in the Asian Cup finals will secure the right to participate in the Paris Olympics.

Hwang Sun-hong scored the first goal in the first five minutes of the first half against Myanmar and took the lead. Baek Sang-hoon (Seoul) shook the net with his head when Lee Tae-seok (FC Seoul) crossed from the left side.

South Korea, which gained momentum, continued to tap Myanmar’s goal and sought additional goals, but its goal determination was regrettable. It was not until the 40th minute of the second half that an additional goal came out. Jeon Byung-kwan (Daejeon Hana Citizen) in front of the goal pushed the ball cut back by Jung Sang-bin (Minesota United), who broke through the left penalty area, with his left foot. Then, in the extra time of the second half, Oh Jae-hyuk (Jeonbuk Hyundai) scored a wedge goal to win 3-0.

Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the South Korean Olympic team, is lost in thought ahead of the third Group B match against Myanmar at the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup at Changwon Football Center on the 12th.

Although he beat Myanmar by three goals, Hwang Sun-hong’s performance in this tournament was disappointing. Qatar (59th), Kyrgyzstan (97th), and Myanmar (160th) all have much lower FIFA rankings than South Korea (28th). Against these teams, Korea failed to show overwhelming performance. He scored only four goals in three games and conceded two goals. In order for South Korea to succeed in advancing to the Olympic finals for the 10th consecutive time, supplementing its goal determination has emerged as an urgent task.

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