The South Korean Under-22 national soccer team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Thierry Henry’s France U-21 team by three goals. According to the Korea Football Association, the U-22 team defeated the French U-21 team 3-0 in an away friendly at Stade Ocean in Le Havre, France, on the morning of Sept. 21.Minnesota’s Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota), who plays in the Major League Soccer (MLS), was the top scorer in a multi-goal outburst, while Hong Yun-sang (Pohang) added a goal. Hwang deployed Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon) up top and Uhm Ji Sung (Gwangju) and Jeon Byung-kwan (Daejeon) on the flanks, with Kang Sung-jin (Seoul) as an attacking midfielder to support them, but they were unable to open the opposition’s goal in the first half. At the start of the second half, Jung Sang-bin, who took the field in place of Jeon Byung-kwan, scored the first goal in the 25th minute. Hong Yun-sang won a free-kick opportunity, and the direct kicker took a strong right-footed strike from behind the penalty area. After leaving his foot, the ball took a picturesque trajectory over the defense and into the top corner of the goal.
With momentum on his side, Sang-min completed his multi-goal haul nine minutes later when Cho Hyun-taek (Ulsan) sent in a low cross from the left flank that the French goalkeeper and defense failed to handle properly, allowing Sang-min to calmly finish .In second-half stoppage time, Hong Yun-sang also found the back of the net to drive a wedge into the match. When a mistake was made between the French goalkeeper and the defense, Hong Yun-sang took advantage of it to make it 3-0.The trip to France is part of the team’s preparation for the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, the final Asian qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Qatar next April. Korean football, which holds the world record for most consecutive Olympic appearances (nine), will be looking to qualify for its 10th consecutive Games in Paris. With Hwang at the helm, the Olympic team’s immediate task is to finish in the top three at the AFC U-23 Championship next April to qualify for Paris. Previously, the Olympic team played a goalless draw against French Ligue 1 side Le Havre AC in a friendly on April 18.Henri, a former ‘legendary goalkeeper’ who now leads the French national age-group team, fielded a number of promising youngsters from top 무료슬롯게임 clubs, including Mathis Thiel (Bayern Munich) and Bradley Barcola (Paris Saint-Germain).