The first Taegeuk mark, challenges until his oldest debut in ’70 years’

Joo Min-kyu (Ulsan), who wore the national flag for the first time at 33 years and 333 days, the oldest ever, is now trying to make his A-match debut. Considering Joo Min-kyu’s performance in his team and his current performance, it is a record that can be expected. 메이저사이트

The national soccer team under interim coach Hwang Sun-hong will play the third Group C match against Thailand at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 21st.

Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) are definitely in the spotlight ahead of this match. The two clashed during the Asian Cup last month, and have since reconciled, drawing keen attention.

Compared to the two, Joo Min-gyu is also a person who faces lighting.

Joo has displayed outstanding goal-scoring ability to score the most goals in the K-League for the last three consecutive years. As a striker, he is good at post-play and a former midfielder, he is also a striker with good teamwork and foot skills.

However, former coaches such as Paulo Bento and Jurgen Klinsmann were not selected. Hwang Sun-hong, a former goal scorer, said, “In soccer, scoring ability is a different area,” adding, “No player in the K-League has scored 50 goals in three years,” and picked Joo for the first time.

As a result, Joo was named as the oldest starter in history. The previous record holder was Song Jeong-hyeon (then Jeonnam) under coach Huh Jung-moo in October 2008, at the time of 32 years and 131 days.

Attention is now focusing on whether Joo will play in the match and whether he will score points. Considering the current situation of the national team, chances are high that he will play in the match against Thailand.

Cho Kyu-sung (Mitt Willan), who was selected as a striker along with Joo Min-gyu, joined the national team only on the 19th, and is in a difficult situation physically. Also, his team recently scored two goals with only penalty kicks, and he is not in perfect condition. As a result, we can expect Joo to start or replace him.

If Joo Min-gyu plays in an A-match, he will become the oldest player in the history of A-match debut (33 years and 343 days). Currently, the oldest A-match debutant is held by the late Han Chang-hwa, who played in an A-match for the first time at the age of 32 years and 168 days at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland. If Joo steps on the field, the record will change for the first time in 70 years.

However, even if Joo Min-gyu scores a goal, he will not be able to list himself as the oldest scorer in an A-match. The record for the oldest A-match score by a Korean player is held by the late Kim Yong-sik, who is called a pioneer of Korean soccer. Kim scored at the age of 39 years and 274 days in a friendly match against Hong Kong in 1950.

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