Had it not been for Cho Hyun-woo’s good defense, it would have led to the most humiliating defeat in Korean soccer history. Even the super save that he threw his whole body was faded due to the defender’s loose defense.
Cho Hyun-woo, the national soccer team’s goalkeeper, made several good shots against Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on the 7th (Korea time), but had to bow due to South Korea’s 0-2 loss.
It was Cho Hyun-woo who saved the unbelievable level of defense crack from the beginning of the first half. It was a good defense worthy of his nickname “Bit Hyun-woo.” In the 25th minute of the first half, he cleared a shot that was wrapped around the right foot by the opponent’s front-line striker Yazan Alnaimat with both hands.
In the 42nd minute of the first half, Alnaimat, who received a pass from Musa Altamari, tried to shoot after peeling off three South Korean defenders, including Jung Seung-hyun, at once through personal tactics from the right side of the penalty arc. It was no different from a loss, but Cho Hyun-woo blocked it with his face.
When South Korea shrunk to “0 shots” in the first half, Cho Hyun-woo stopped Jordan’s four shots with an exciting save. 헤라카지노도메인
The same holds true in the second half. After conceding the first goal to Alnaimat at the eighth minute of the second half, his team shook significantly. Ten minutes later, Altamari received a penetration pass from the back and hit a threatening shot from the left side of the penalty box. Cho continued to jump up and block with his hand.
Nevertheless, he had to give up a wedge shot to Altamari in the 21st minute of the second half. In the process of his breakthrough, the Korean defense collapsed without any effort at all.
Cho was replaced by Kim Seung-gyu, who suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in the group stage. He had a hard time regaining his sense of play in the group stage, but displayed stellar performance in the knockout stage. Notably, in the round of 16, he blocked the opponent kicker’s shot with remarkable reflexes, which led to his team’s victory. He also showed stable defense in the quarterfinals against Australia, which beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 after extra time.
He also showed off his condition in the match against Jordan, but the defense, which Kim Min-jae was missing due to accumulated warnings, failed to smile more than expected.