South Korea’s Olympic men’s soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, earned their first win at home against 홀덤사이트 Kyrgyzstan.
The South Korean Under-22 men’s national team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the second match of their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup 2024 qualifying Group B match at the Changwon Football Center Main Stadium on Monday.
South Korea, who lost their first match 0-2 against Qatar on June 6, recorded their first win at the expense of Kyrgyzstan, who were rated as underdogs.
The result of the first match will not affect the group standings as Qatar, who beat Korea, will automatically qualify for next year’s tournament as hosts. With a win, South Korea only needs a draw in their final group game against Myanmar, who drew 1-1, to qualify.
Despite the win, Hwang Sun-Hong left some work to be done in terms of decisiveness.
South Korea took the lead through Hong Yun-sang in the third minute of the first half. After breaking down the right flank, Jung Sang-bin sent in a sharp cross that Hong Yun-sang rushed into the box and rattled the net with his right foot.
After taking the lead relatively early, South Korea continued to push forward against Kyrgyzstan, but were unable to add to their lead due to a lack of finishing.
Kim Shin-jin’s header in the 17th minute was deflected wide of the post, and she also missed a crucial scoring opportunity in the 28th minute from a corner kick. In the final minute of the first half, Park Chang-woo’s cross was headed by Baek Sang-hoon, but it went over the side of the goal.
With the score at 1-0, South Korea continued their offense in the second half, but the goal was not forthcoming. In fact, they had a couple of close calls on the counterattack.
Goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon was able to save the day and South Korea held on for a one-goal victory and three points.