“Newcastle receives fees from Saudi Arabia”.
Korea won 1-0 with Cho Kyu-sung’s winning goal in the 32nd minute of the first half against Saudi Arabia in a friendly match held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England on the 13th (Korean time).
With this, Klinsmann, who took office last March, reported his first win, recording 1 win, 3 draws, and 2 losses in 6 games. Korea finished its two-game European away game with one win, one draw (0-0 draw against Wales).
Against Saudi Arabia, Son Heung-min showed off his skills as a Premier League top scorer. In particular, the powerful breakthrough shown in the 34th minute of the first half had to be blocked by a foul. However, the referee did not recognize it as a foul.
After Cho Gyu-sung (Midtjylland) scored the first goal, Son Heung-min took a golden opportunity in the following attack.
In the opposing half, Cho Gyu-seong blocked the ball and attempted a quick counterattack. Cho Kyu-sung threw an appropriate space pass to the running Son Heung-min, and Son Heung-min sprinted towards the goal at high speed.
Son Heung-min penetrated the space behind the opponent’s defense with explosive speed and ran through the opponent’s penalty box. The only way to stop Son Heung-min was to tackle him.
Saudi Arabian defender Al Tambakti attempted a tackle from behind. It was clearly a foul. However, the referee did not call a foul.
Son Heung-min made an aggrieved expression and hit the ground with his hand several times. He held his head with both hands. He appealed strongly to the referee, but his decision was not overturned.
Because this day’s match was a friendly match, VAR was not implemented. Obviously, he could have been sent off for attempting a tackle from behind.
There were many complaints about Son Heung-min’s departure. Local British media also raised questions about the decision.
Express reported, “The Tottenham striker was kicked by the opponent while running towards the goal and fell, but no PK was given,” and “Referee Andy Madley bizarrely rejected Son Heung-min’s PK situation.”메이저사이트
Also, the Express said, “The Korean captain appeared to be heading for the goal after beating the last defender. However, the Saudi Arabian defense rushed desperately to make the last tackle. Son Heung-min fell, expecting to receive a PK. However, referee Madeley did not believe it. “It was difficult, but we didn’t give him PK,” he explained repeatedly.
The Athletic said: “Newcastle want to become the most supported club in Saudi Arabia. Newcastle’s new shirt sponsor is also owned by PIF and there are close links with the Saudi Arabian national team. Newcastle are expected to receive a significant boost from international friendly matches. “We charge a fee,” he explained.
This raised the possibility that Newcastle’s owner, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), may have had an influence.
Daily Mae said, “Son Heung-min was blatantly denied a penalty kick, and thus expressed distrust in the referee’s decision. Son Heung-min expected the referee to mark the penalty spot, but no decision was made. Premier League referee Andy Madley called the game over. “I supervised it,” he explained.
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Additionally, the Daily Mail later mentioned the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Newcastle United, hinting at the possibility that home advantage may have been applied.
The Daily Mail said, “Saudi Arabia has hosted international matches at this stadium due to its symbolic relationship with Newcastle. Saudi Arabia’s PIF is Newcastle’s controlling owner and the club’s presence is growing.”