The Asian Games national team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won the gold medal with Jung Woo-young’s equalizer and Cho Young-wook’s come-from-behind goal in the men’s football final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, at 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korea time).
With this gold medal, Korean soccer won three consecutive soccer gold medals following 2014 and 2018.
South Korea lost a point in the second minute of the first half. He was pierced by a dribble breakthrough from the left and the defense blocked the cross, but he passed to Kotaro Uchino at the right post in a mixed situation at the gate and calmly split the Korean net with a right-footed shot. A run in the first minute and 18 seconds of the game.
Jung Woo-young equalized in the 27th minute of the first half. From the right, Jung Woo-young flew Hwang Jae-won’s early cross from the far post and scored a heading equalizer. Jung Woo Young’s 8th goal of the tournament.
After Hwang Jae-won’s breakthrough in the center in the 11th minute of the second half, Cho Young-wook shot Jung Woo-young’s pass in the box with his right foot, and South Korea succeeded in reversing 2-1 and eventually won the gold medal. 스포츠토토
This victory naturally leads to exemption from military service. This is because men who won gold medals at the Asian Games are transferred to sports personnel as a special military service exemption and do not have to serve on active duty. Seol Young-woo, Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Baek Seung-ho, and Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai) had received their enlistment dates altogether. He joined the army on December 4 and was confirmed to play for Gimcheon Sangmu from next season.
On top of that, Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), who was a wild card, also reportedly received the enlistment date. However, the five players were given military service exemption through the Asian Games gold medal, so they did not join the army. It’s a thrilling buzzer beater. For Ulsan and Jeonbuk, there were about a month of departures from the team, but this benefited from not having to let key players leave for a year and a half.
In addition, Cho Young-wook, an incumbent managing director of Gimcheon, will be discharged early as soon as administrative procedures are completed. At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, Hwang In-beom had already been discharged early through the gold medal.
In the end, Gimcheon’s managing director suddenly needs to recruit more supplementary personnel due to the players who were supposed to join the military and Cho Young-wook’s early discharge.