The South Korea Under-22 (U-22) national soccer team, coached by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated the France U-21 team, coached by Thierry Henry, by three goals.
According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), the U-22 team defeated the France U-21 team 3-0 in an away friendly at the Stade Ocean in Le Havre, France, this morning (Nov. 21).
Normal Bin (Minnesota), who plays in the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS), exploded for a multi-goal outburst and was the top scorer in the win, while Hong Yun-sang (Pohang) added a goal.
Hwang set up his offense with Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon) up top and Uhm Ji-sung (Gwangju) and Jeon Byung-kwan (Daejeon) on the flanks.레모나토토 주소
He then deployed Kang Sung-jin (Seoul) as an attacking midfielder, and in the first half, the team was unable to open the opponent’s goal.
At the start of the second half, Jung Sang-bin, who took the field in place of Jeon Byung-kwan, scored the first goal just 25 minutes into the match.
After Hong Yun-sang won a free kick opportunity, Jung Sang-bin, who was the direct kicker, took it with his right foot from behind the penalty spot.
After leaving his foot, the ball took a picturesque trajectory, sailing over the defense and into the top corner of the goal.
With the momentum on his side, Jung Sang-bin used his concentration to complete his multi-goal performance nine minutes later.
Cho Hyun-taek (Ulsan) sent in a low cross from the left flank, which the French goalkeeper and defense failed to deal with properly, allowing Nam Sang-bin to calmly finish.
In second-half stoppage time, Hong Yun-sang also found the back of the net to drive a wedge into the match.
When a mistake was made between the opponent’s goalkeeper and defense in the French camp, Hong Yun-sang took advantage of it to make it 3-0.
The trip to France was designed to prepare for the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, the final Asian qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Qatar next April.
Korean football, which holds the world record for the most consecutive Olympic appearances (nine), will be looking to qualify for its 10th consecutive Games in Paris.
With Hwang at the helm, the Olympic team’s immediate task is to finish in the top three at the AFC U-23 Championship next April to qualify for Paris.
Earlier, Hwang’s Olympic team played a goalless draw in a friendly against French Ligue 1 side Le Havre AC on April 18.