The Hangzhou Asian Games national soccer team (hereinafter referred to as Hwang Seon-hong), led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, announced its lineup ahead of the semifinal match against Uzbekistan. ‘Youngest brother’ Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) is again in the starting lineup and leads the attack.
Hwang Seon-hong-ho announced the starting list about an hour before the kickoff of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games semifinal against Uzbekistan held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China at 9 p.m. on the 4th (Korean time).
Coach Hwang brought out the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used throughout the group stage. Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu) will play as a frontline striker. With Lee Kang-in at the center, Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) and Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai) are on the left and right, respectively, in the second line and leading the attack. Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai) and Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent) protect their backs.
From the left, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), Lee Han-beom (FC Seoul), and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu FC) form the defensive line. The goal is guarded by Lee Gwang-yeon (Gangwon FC). Ko Young-jun (Pohang Steelers), Kim Tae-hyun (Vegalta Sendai), Park Jae-yong, Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Ahn Jae-jun (Bucheon FC), and Jeong Ho-yeon (Gwangju FC) will start on the bench.
Compared to the previous quarterfinal match against China, some changes are noticeable. First of all, the second line was completely changed. Coach Hwang appears to be giving his all by having Lee Kang-in at the head, Eom Won-sang, and Jung Woo-young all playing. A change was also made to one position in the defensive line. Park Gyu-hyeon (Dinamo Dresden) was removed and Seol Young-woo was inserted.
Coach Hwang said, “We need to prepare well tactically, and I think the ‘best enemy’ is within us. “We need to stay alert and confident, but take a step back and think,” he said, and pledged to win, adding, “I will take a cautious approach and win the semifinals to advance to the finals.”레고토토
Meanwhile, Hwang Seon-hong advanced to the tournament in first place by winning against Kuwait (9-0 win), Thailand (4-0 win), and Bahrain (3-0 win) in Group E of the group stage. Afterwards, they advanced to the semifinals with victories over Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16 (5-1 win) and China in the quarterfinals (2-0 win).
If Hwang Seon-hong wins against Uzbekistan on this day, he will advance to the finals for the third time in a row and continue his challenge of winning three games in a row. In the finals, there is a high possibility that they will clash with Japan, who are ahead by scoring two goals against Hong Kong in the semifinals, for the gold medal.