The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with ambitious determination. Korea ended their journey with a crushing defeat to Mexico in the quarterfinals. Another opportunity came after two years. Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai) and Eom Won-sang (24, Ulsan Hyundai), which would have been impossible under the original rules, were able to participate in the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games.
According to the Korea Sports Council and the Korea Football Association on the 17th, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee recently announced that the age limit for men’s soccer players was ‘born after January 1, 1999’.
As in the Tokyo Olympics, when the age of participation was expanded in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the age limit was expanded from 23 years old or younger (U-23) to U-24.
All eyes are on the players born in 1999 who naturally got another chance. Song Min-gyu and Eom Won-sang, Jung Woo-young (Freiburg), who are active together in the national team, Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent), who has settled down overseas, and Cho Young-wook (Kim Cheon, managing director) who are serving in the military are the players who are expected to benefit.
The Olympics and Asian Games are subject to age restrictions except for three wild cards. No matter how talented you are, if you exceed the age limit, you cannot be selected for the national team. In that respect, they were very lucky.
For all athletes, the Asian Games are an opportunity to officially enjoy military service benefits along with the Olympics. If you win a medal regardless of color in the Olympics, it is possible only if you win a gold medal in the Asian Games.
The chances of a gold medal in the Asian Games are much higher than that of an Olympic medal. Not only at the 2014 Incheon Games, but also at the Jakarta-Palembang Games five years ago, Korea won gold medals. 메이저사이트
As director Hwang Seon-hong, the range of choices has expanded. In addition to Lee Kang-in (22), who is active in the Spanish La Liga Mallorca and the national team, Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Celtic), who accompanied the World Cup as a reserve player, and Yang Hyun-jun (21, Gangwon FC), who boasts outstanding individual skills, more players can be used. .
Among them, Song Min-gyu and Um Won-sang, who suffered a high defeat at the Olympics two years ago, got a chance to compete in international competitions once again wearing the Taegeuk mark. Cho Young-wook, who enlisted in Sangmu, can be discharged early if he is selected for the national team and wins a gold medal in Hangzhou.
Along with the expansion of age, the number of entries also increased. The final entry is 22 players, including 3 goalkeepers, and two more players can be selected than in the last tournament. Players can be replaced during the game from 3 to 5 (one additional in case of extension) as in the Tokyo Olympics.
The Hangzhou Asian Games men’s football will be held from September 19th to October 7th. It is held in six cities: Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Shaoxing, Jinhua, and Huzhou. Internal competition is expected to intensify due to the increased number of candidates.