41st minute of the first half, Son Hwa-yeon is sent off for accumulating cautions
North Korea defeats South Korea 4-1
The South Korean women’s soccer team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, ending the
tournament with a medal 13 years after the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
South Korea lost their Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games
Quarterfinal match against North Korea 1-4 at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Yunzhou Stadium. The North Koreans, making their first
appearance in international competition in three years, were still strong and had the bad luck to have Son Hwa-yeon sent off in the 40th minute.
South Korea’s women’s soccer team has a lopsided head-to-head record against North Korea, with a 1-3-3 draw and 16 losses in six Asian Games meetings.
On this day, South Korea faced North Korea with an unorthodox tactic of dropping long striker Park Eun-sun to center back.
Nerves were evident from the pre-match handshake, and the two teams’ spirits were high from the start.
In the third minute of the first half, North Korea’s Hong Sung-wook made a two-footed tackle on Ji So-yeon, sparking a mass brawl of players from both teams.
In a fiercely contested match, South Korea scored a lucky goal. In the 11th minute, Kim Hye-ri’s corner kick hit North Korea’s Ahn
Myeong-song’s leg and rolled into the goal.
North Korea fought back immediately. In the 20th minute, Ri Hak took a free kick right in front of the penalty box and scored a
direct shot to open the scoring for South Korea.
In the 40th minute, the tide turned. Son Hwa-yeon collided with opposing goalkeeper Kim Eun-hee, and the referee gave her a
second caution and ordered her to leave the field. This was a bit of an unfortunate call, as Son was well ahead of Kim.
The second half was dominated by North Korea
As South Korea was outnumbered. North Korea threatened South Korea with a goal by Joo Hyo-sim in the fifth minute of the
second half and a shot by Kim Yong-young in the 14th minute.
As North Korea pushed forward and South Korea held on, North Korea eventually scored an additional goal. In the 36th minute of
the second half, Ahn Myeong-song, who was responsible for the own goal, pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the box and scored the game-winning goal.
South Korea piled on the pressure in the remaining minutes and tried to fight back, but the DPRK counterattacked.
Korea conceded a late goal in the 45th minute to Ri Hak, who scored from mid-range, and a penalty kick wedge in stoppage time
to Kim Yong-young. In the end, Korea was eliminated with a 1-4, three-goal deficit.
South Korea were hoping to improve on their third consecutive bronze medal in Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014 and Jakarta 2018,
but were held back by North Korea and finished with their first medal in 13 years. 카지노사이트존