Monthly Archive 17 September 2023

‘Captain’ Park Jeong-ah “I have some regrets, but I will improve my condition”

The Korean women’s volleyball team began its final qualifying round for the Paris Olympics with a loss to Italy.

The national team lost to Italy with a set score of 0-3 in the first match of Group C of the final qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics held at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland on the 17th (Korean time).

National team captain Park Jeong-ah started as a starter in this game and scored 6 points. While her role required her to be centered on the court, she was also active in her own role.

Park Jeong-ah also utilized her trademark touch-out scoring in this day’s game. Although the service error was disappointing, he continued to gain strength by scoring a blocking goal.

After the game, Park Jeong-ah said, “I wanted to show a good performance as it was my first game, but it was a game that left a lot of disappointment.”

She continued by emphasizing, “I’m currently working on adjusting to jet lag and improving my physical condition.” Although he went on a day of on-court acclimatization training right after a long-distance flight and went on to play the game, he clearly looked like he was trying to do his best.

The national team has a busy schedule ahead of it, including the final qualifying round for the Paris Olympics and the Hangzhou Asian Games. Afterwards, they return to their respective teams.

Park Jeong-ah contributed greatly to the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and also made a decisive contribution to Korea Expressway Corporation’s V2 last season. Afterwards, he became a free agent and wore the Pepper Savings Bank uniform.토토사이트

However, most of the off-season schedule is with the national team, so the time spent with the team is short. He spends every day realizing the importance of the Taegeuk mark. The same goes for this competition. In addition to demonstrating his own abilities, he is also paying attention to creating synergy effects among the players.

Park Jung-ah, who has six remaining games ahead of her, expressed her determination, saying, “I want to show a little better performance against strong teams.” It was a moment when I could feel the sincerity of showing progress despite a calm expression.

Coach Cesar expressed his will to be moderate in regard to Park Jung-ah, saying, “There are important schedules leading up to this tournament and the Asian Games. We will continue to deploy key players to bring out their performance.”

Park Jeong-ah prepares for the match against Poland on the 18th. Poland is on the rise recently, but we will try to face our opponents in front of the net through our own pace. In particular, Park Jeong-ah’s appearance as she catches her breath and regains strength overlaps with her performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

Woo Sang-hyuk wins the Diamond League after surpassing 2m35m… Korean track and field new history

‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk reached the top in the Diamond League Finals and created a new history in Korean athletics.

Sanghyuk Woo won the men’s high jump event at the ‘2023 World Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League Final’ held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA on the morning of the 17th (Korean time), exceeding his personal outdoor best record of 2m35.

He smiled brightly as he beat Norbert Kowielski (Poland) and Juvon Harrison (USA), who were over 2m33m, and won the diamond-shaped trophy and the prize money of $30,000 (about 40 million won).

The Diamond League holds a total of 14 competitions a year. Rankings are based on ranking points accumulated in 13 competitions, and the top 6 among them receive the right to advance to the finals of the 14th competition, which is akin to a ‘battle of kings.’바카라사이트

Woo Sang-hyuk is the first Korean player to reach the Diamond Final.

Last year, Woo Sang-hyuk was ranked 7th in ranking points (16 points) and did not obtain a ticket to the finals, but this year he participated in 4 of the 6 Diamond League high jump competitions and advanced to the finals.

He finished second in Doha (2m27) and Rome/Florence (2m30), earning seven points each, and came third in Zurich (2m31), earning six points. Although he was unable to leave a record in Stockholm due to bad weather, he earned 20 cumulative ranking points and placed 4th in the finals.

Sanghyuk Woo easily surpassed 2m15, 2m20, 2m25, and 2m29 in the first period. He and Harrison were the only ones to surpass 2m29 in one go.

Afterwards, Woo Sang-hyuk succeeded in reaching 2m33 in one go and became the sole first place. Kobielski (successful in the first period) and Harrison (successful in the third period) followed closely, but did not waver.

He cheered with his signature smile after surpassing 2.35m, his personal best record at last year’s World Championships, with a narrow jump that slightly touched the bar in the third period.

As Kwielski and Harrison, who then challenged, failed to exceed 2m35m, Woo Sang-hyuk became the first Korean athlete to win a gold medal in the Diamond League.

Japan’s first professional baseball championship in 18 years… Celebrating ‘plunging into the river’

Hanshin of the Japanese professional baseball team won the championship for the first time in 18 years. 

Happy fans celebrated by jumping into the river. 

A dive of excitement, a tradition for fans of this club. 

This is reporter Kwon Sol.

The moment the championship was confirmed by defeating Yomiuri 4-3, the Hanshin players rushed to the ground. 

The players embrace each other and shout at the coach from the sky.메이저놀이터

[Sound from the field]
“The support and high pride of the Hanshin Tigers seen from the center of the circle”

There are still 15 more games left, but the championship has been confirmed early, so it is almost like a festival. 

This is our first win in 18 years.

There is excitement outside the stadium.

A man jumps into the river shouting hurray.

[Sound from the scene]

The ‘no diving’ written on the banner and the protective shield erected by the police are useless. 

Rather than trying to stop them, everyone shouts out cheers.

Hanshin team fans have traditionally celebrated victory by falling into the Dotonbori River.

The excitement is the same as when the championship was won in 2003, when over 5,300 people participated.

The area around the river was filled with fans, with no room for even a needle.

[Sound from the scene]
“Our shining name, Hanshin Tigers,”

cheers echo in the subway.

As a fatal accident occurred during the victory 18 years ago, Japanese authorities deployed 1,300 police officers.

Rather, excited fans encourage the police, who are trying to stop them, to celebrate. 

[Sound from the scene]
“You jump in too!”

Due to the continued heat, the Korean Consulate General advised people to refrain from visiting the Dotonbori area at night until the weekend.

LPGA Tour dominance lost… Korean women’s golf in crisis

The U.S. Women’s Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour attracts the world’s best players.

The first generation of Korean women’s golfers, the late Koo Ok-hee, became the first Korean to win on the LPGA Tour in 1988 at the Standard Register. Ko Woo-soon followed with one win each in 1994 and the following year, but it wasn’t until Park Se-ri arrived on the scene in 1998 that the LPGA really started to take notice of Korean players. With four wins, including two majors, the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open, Park was named Rookie of the Year.

Korean women’s golf’s golden age: The Seri Kids
Korea, which has slowly moved into the mainstream of the global women’s golf scene with the likes of Kim Mi-hyun, Park Ji-eun, and Han Hee-won, has been led by Park In-bee, the leader of the “Serie Kidz,” who won five titles in a season (including two majors) in 2015 and surpassed the United States as the country with the most wins in a season with a combined 15 (see table). In 2017 and 2019, she also collected 15 wins each, and by 2020, she had won the LPGA title for six consecutive years, continuing the “golden age of Korean women’s golf.

It was only in 2021 that South Korea’s reign as the world’s strongest nation, surpassed only by the United States, began to falter. Despite winning five matches since September, including four by Ko Jin-young, to take their season total to seven, they lost their seven-year reign as the world’s most successful nation to the United States, who won eight matches in total, and were relegated to the No. 2 spot.

South Korea, whose 2021 rise has been stunted, won just four matches last year, and their slump this year has been even deeper. Through 25 events in the 2023 season, including the Kroger Queen City Championship, which ended on September 11, the United States has the most wins (eight), followed by France, Thailand, and Australia (three). France is led by Celine Boutier’s lone victory of the season, while emerging powerhouse Thailand has three thanks to a “rebellion” at the Portland Classic in early September by rookie Channetee Wannasarn, who became just the third player in LPGA Tour history to win a Monday qualifier. Australia was led by Lee Min-ji Lee, who won the Kroger Queen City Championship, as well as Grace Kim (Lotte Championship) and Hannah Green (JM Eagle LA Championship). South Korea, on the other hand, has just two wins, from Jin Young Ko, who won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March and the Cognizant Founders Cup in May.

The harsh reality of South Korea’s lack of tour dominance is also reflected in their major wins over the last three years. South Korea hasn’t won any of the five majors in the 2023 season. It is a seven-major winless streak since Jeon In-ji topped the leaderboard at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last June.

South Koreans have combined for 35 major victories since Park Se-ri won the 1998 McDonald’s LPGA Championship. The country has won as many as three majors in a season six times (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020), but has won just one of the last 15 majors in the last three years. As of Sept. 12, only two South Koreans were ranked in the top 10 in the women’s golf world rankings, Jin Young Ko (No. 4) and Hyo Joo Kim (No. 6).토토사이트

While the fact that Ko Jin-young, who holds the record for the longest time at the top of the Women’s Golf World Ranking (163 weeks), won just one event last year due to a wrist injury, and has won just two events this season, the more fundamental reason is the lack of generational change.

Only a handful of players from the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) tour have recently made it to the LPGA, including Kim Arim, who won the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open as a non-member before crossing the Pacific the following year, and Choi Hye-jin, Anna Rin (who debuted in 2022) and Hae-ran Hae (who debuted in 2023), who came through qualifying tournaments. While there are not many new blood transfusions, there is no denying that the “golf empress” Park In-bee, who is on maternity leave, as well as Yoo So-yeon, Kim Se-young, Jeon Ji-in, and Park Sung-hyun, are on a downward spiral past their prime.

The reason why KLPGA Tour players have not exploded into the U.S. like they did in the past is because the KLPGA Tour has become so successful that there is less incentive for them to take on the U.S. stage. With more tournaments and bigger prize pools, the best players in Korea are not willing to travel to the United States. The U.S. environment is not attractive enough for them to take the risk when approaching it from a “business” perspective: frequent travel in an unfamiliar environment, high costs, and higher taxes than in Korea.

China-Thailand Golf Rising Powerhouse

While South Korea has stagnated, the United States has continued to rise to prominence with a number of young players, including Vietnamese-born Lilia Vu, the third generation of the Boat People. A total of 10 players have won their first LPGA Tour event this year. Six of them are American, including Boo, Rose Chang (Mizuho Americas Open) and Megan Kang (CPKC Women’s Open). In addition to the U.S., Thailand, China, and Europe, including England and France, countries that have been on the periphery of the LPGA stage are emerging as “emerging powers” with new faces.

In the world rankings released on Sept. 12, Yin Luning (China) rose to No. 1. The 2002-born rookie, who won two titles this season in her second year on the tour, became the second Chinese player to become World No. 1 after Feng Shanshan. She is younger than South Korea’s youngest player, Hae Ran Lee (born in 2001).

Last year, there were 11 players who won their first career tournament on the LPGA Tour’s 32 events, including Jennifer Cupchow (USA) and Ataya Thittitjerin (Thailand). For two years, there was not a single Korean name on the list.

The question is, when will South Korea regain its dominance on the LPGA Tour due to the failure of the generation change, and the sobering reality is that there is no sign of a rebound.

Lotte, free from irregularities, was also fortunate to be nominated

The Lotte Giants have used a lot of irregular strategies in the rookie draft in recent years.

This was true when they nominated Na Seung-yeop from Deoksu High School, who seemed likely to advance to the United States, when they strategically selected left-hander Kim Jin-wook from Gangneung High School, and when they drafted infielder Kim Min-seok from Whimoon High School in the first round, breaking initial expectations. However, this year, no such irregular trend was observed, and rather, it is evaluated that the nomination was completed quietly and smoothly.바카라사이트

Lotte Giants
selected talent in a timely manner

across all positions . At the 2024 rookie draft held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on the 14th, the Lotte Giants selected the following players.

1st round: Gyeongbuk High School all-rounder Jeon Mir (youth national team)
2nd round: Busan High School-Songwon University pitcher Jeong Hyun-soo
Round 3: Daegu Sangwon High School
infielder Lee Ho-jun Round 4: Yushin High
School pitcher Park Jun-woo 5th round: Cheongju High School infielder Kang Seong-
woo Round 6: Whimoon High School pitcher Park Seong-
jun Round 7: Deoksu High School Outfielder Lee Seon-woo
, 8th round: Whimoon High School infielder Ahn Woo-jin,
9th round: Seoul High School outfielder So Han-bin,
10th round: Seoul Auto High School pitcher Jeon Ha-won,
11th round: Yatap High School-Dong-ui Science University infielder Yoo Je-mo

It is evaluated that the optimal number of selections for each round was well combined. It was expected that Jeon Mir, who had a solid foundation, would be selected in the first round. This is because he is a promising player who can do more than the basics if he settles down well in either pitcher or hitter. It is also impressive that he showed great spirit as the MVP of the Blue Dragon Championship. His determination to sacrifice his right arm for Lotte is remarkable.

Left-hander Jeong Hyun-soo, who made his name known through JTBC’s Strongest Baseball, also wore a Lotte uniform. As he originally graduated from Busan High School and played baseball in Busan, the key is whether he can show himself in his hometown. His curveball and ball control are outstanding, so he could debut in the first team before Jeon Mir.

Daegu Sangwon High School shortstop Lee Ho-jun, whose defensive ability is said to be better than Samsung coach Park Jin-man’s days at Incheon High School, was also selected. There is a presumption that the existing infield resources should be strong enough to overcome the competition, but prospects with that level of defensive ability are rare. There is a high possibility that he will enter the first team first as a major defensive player. Since his feet are fast and his batting skills are above average, systematic training is necessary.

Yushin High School’s ‘handsome pitcher’ Park Jun-woo is a promising player who did his best at every difficult moment for the team. Considering that he throws a fast ball approaching 150km, one wonders how such a talented player got down to the 4th round. His future is bright, as his control is excellent and his guts are good. Cheongsu High School infielder Kang Seong-woo, Whimoon High School pitcher Park Seong-jun, and Deoksu High School leadoff Lee Seon-woo also appear to have chosen the right turn.

Lotte’s luck lies in the fact that it welcomed an unexpectedly good talent in the lower rounds. There was nothing strange about Whimoon High School infielder Ahn Woo-jin and Seoul High School outfielder So Han-bin being selected in the middle round. Both Ahn Woo-jin, who has good batting power, and So Han-bin, who received a passing grade in slugging ability, can aim for first-team backup roles depending on their choice.

Jeon Ha-won, a pitcher at Automobile High School, is a strategic choice looking three to four years in the future, and Yoo Je-mo, who played at a local university, is said to have improved his skills after experiencing the high school vs. college all-star game.

16th lottery pick, KT, the strongest player in the draft

Suwon KT won the first overall selection at the ‘2023 KBL Rookie Draft Nomination Ranking Drawing Ceremony’ held at the KBL Center on the 14th. KT recorded 21 wins and 33 losses last season, falling to 8th place overall. In this nomination ranking lottery, he had 16%, and with the luck of the lottery, he was able to obtain the first overall nomination.

In this draft, Korea University forward Moon Jeong-hyun (22‧194cm), guard Park Moo-bin (23‧184.4cm), and Yonsei University guard Yoo Yu-sang (22‧188cm) are called the Big 3, and KT can select one of the three first according to their preference. I have a choice. While Moon Jeong-hyun is known to be the most advanced, Park Moo-bin and Yu Yoo-sang are also evaluated as having the competitive edge to aim for first place.

As KT took the first pick, those around them are paying attention to the amazing draft luck that has continued since before. KT is a team that has exercised more lottery picks than any other team in the KBL. This kind of pick luck is consistent even when the hometown is changed to Suwon after Gwangju, Yeosu, and Busan.

Starting with Byeon Cheong-woon (4th place), Cho Sang-hyeon (1st place), Kim Ki-man (3rd place), Jeon Hyeong-soo (2nd place), Jin Gyeong-seok (3rd place), Ok Beom-jun (2nd place), Bang Seong-yoon (1st place), Jang Jae-seok (1st place) , Choi Chang-jin (4th place), Heo Hoon (1st place), Yang Hong-seok (2nd place), Park Jun-young (1st place), Park Ji-won (2nd place), Ha Yoon-gi (2nd place), Lee Doo-won (2nd place) and the one who secured the 1st place this year. It’s a state. There are a total of 16 lottery picks, with 6 each for 1st and 2nd place.

Cho Sang-hyun, the first pick, was expected to grow into the team’s franchise star, but due to a trade with Hyun Joo-yeop, he moved to SK without playing much. As for Jeon Hyeong-soo, he had a deeper affection for the Yeosu team than anyone else, but due to difficult team circumstances, he was transferred to Ulsan Mobis. I experienced the sadness of being traded for cash. Genius guard Ok Beom-jun, who was considered to be one step ahead of Yang Dong-geun in his days, was unable to even spread his wings properly due to injury.

The first choice after moving to Busan was Bang Seong-yoon. Bang Seong-yoon, who has been a key player in the national team since his days at Yonsei University, was outstanding in his skills and marketability. Even though many overseas players, including Kim Hyo-beom, entered the draft, he was fixed on Bang Seong-yoon as the first pick. However, Bang Seong-yoon, who preferred the metropolitan area, did not welcome the trip to Busan.

In the end, at that time, KTF had no choice but to carry out a trade, sending Bang Seong-yoon (nomination rights), Jeong Rak-young, and Kim Ki-man to SK and receiving Sang-hyeon Cho, Jin-won Hwang, and Han-kwon Lee. The best non-lottery pick is by far the 2006 draft. It is being evaluated as a disappointing draft with Jeon Jeong-gyu as the first pick and Noh Gyeong-seok as the second pick, but that was not the case for KT.

I may not have had such expectations from the beginning, but Cho Seong-min, who was selected as the 8th pick, became a big hit and was drafted quite a bit, so I was not envious of the lottery pick. In 2010, I selected Lee Jung-hyun as the 2nd pick, but due to a trade with KGC the previous season, I had no choice but to send him to Anyang. There was none. If it weren’t for that, an all-time great pair of guns named Jo Seong-min and Lee Jeong-hyeon would have emerged.

Jae-do Lee’s 5th place nomination in 2013 is also evaluated as a success compared to the ranking of nominations, although not as good as Cho Seong-min. On the other hand, in the October 2012 draft, Jang Jae-seok, who was the biggest big man at the time, was selected as SK’s first round pick. Park Sang-oh’s sign-and-trade brought him the right to be drafted, and coincidentally, he also had the good fortune of being ranked first.메이저사이트

His reputation as a full-fledged draft powerhouse began in 2017. Led by Heo Hoon, the score was 1(+2)-1-7-2-2-2-1, making it a true jackpot of being ranked 1st and 2nd for all 7 years except 2019. You will have the good fortune of exercising 3 first-choice and 4 second-choice picks during the period. As a result, many people said that former director Seo Dong-cheol was lucky.

However, looking at the fact that he received first place even after he stepped down, the story that ‘Isn’t it thanks to Heo Hoon inheriting the lottery luck of his father Heo Jae’ seems to be gaining persuasiveness(?). In addition, there is even an opinion that sees Kim Young-hwan as a lucky mascot in that he was able to select Yang Hong-seok as the second choice during the Heo Hoon draft due to KT’s Cho Seong-min + 2nd round pick ↔ LG’s Kim Young-hwan + 1st round pick. This is a point where you can see that KT’s draft luck is being envied.

If KT selects Moon Jeong-hyun, the key members who led Korea University’s heyday, in addition to Ha Yoon-ki and Lee Doo-won, will be united on one team. In a situation where players must be selected through a draft, it is not uncommon for alumni seniors and juniors who played as core members to come together on a specific team over the course of a year. During the off-season, KT recruited Moon Seong-gon as a free agent, and he is called ‘Supermoon’ by fans. If Moon Jeong-hyeon joins in, two Super Moons will be able to be together. KT fans are just happy with the continued draft luck.

Heungkuk Life Insurance conducts field training in Japan from the 14th to the 20th… “We will complete the attack power of the triangle formation, including Kim Yeon-kyung.”

Heungkuk Life Insurance, a women’s professional volleyball team, will conduct field training in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan from the 14th to the 20th.

Heungkuk Life Insurance, led by coach Marcello Abondanza, is setting up a training camp at the gym of JT Marvelous, a prestigious Japanese club with which it has had a long-standing relationship. In overseas training, which resumed five years after the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), we plan to focus on maximizing our sense of actual combat through joint training with JT Marvelous.토토사이트

In this training camp, we plan to play as many practice games as possible to perfect the offensive power of the triangle centered on outside hitter Kim Yeon-kyung. Starting with a practice match against Himeji on the 15th, there will be three practice matches against JT Marvelous from the 16th to the 19th. We prepare for the upcoming 2023-2024 season by perfecting the chemistry between the striker and setter. 

Coach Abondanza said, “I will focus on maximizing the players’ organizational skills in the first training camp since taking office. I will try to show a good performance in the new season by making up for our shortcomings through practice games with JT, who has excellent power. “he said.

Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “We will use the Japan training camp as an opportunity to improve our team’s shortcomings. We will also give fans the gift of a combined championship in the 2023-2024 season with the best support.” 

Following the breath of Baekje, following the pure Geumgang River… 8,000 people run through history

The Dong-A Ilbo 2023 Gongju Baekje Marathon, which announces the start of the fall marathon, will be held on the 17th at 9 am on a course that starts from Gongju Citizen’s Stadium in South Chungcheong Province and returns to downtown Gongju.

The Gongju Baekje Marathon, co-hosted by Gongju City, Dong-A Ilbo, and Sports Donga, is a masters competition representative of the central region that started in 2003. It was created to commemorate the Baekje Main Road between Gongju and Buyeo, which was completed in January 2003, and to expand the marathon population.

The Gongju Baekje Marathon will be held on the 17th on a course that starts from Gongju Citizen’s Stadium in South Chungcheong Province and returns to the city. About 8,000 participants will participate in the marathon festival in five categories, including the 32.195km course and the 42.195km full course, which were newly established this year. The photo shows participants leaving the starting line at last year’s competition. Donga Ilbo DB
Participants in the Gongju Baekje Marathon can feel the 700-year history of Baekje, the ancient capital, on the race course that passes through Gongsanseong Fortress, Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, and Buyeo Royal Tomb, which are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also loved as a travel course where you can enjoy sightseeing at Baekje historical sites. A total of 8,000 people in each category will participate in this year’s competition. The Gongju Baekje Marathon, which was not held offline in 2020 and 2021 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), was welcomed by Masters marathoners as it was held again for the first time in three years last year.

This year’s competition, which features a new 32.195km course, will be divided into five categories: 42.195km full course, half course, 10km, and 5km. The newly established 32.195km course is intended to provide an opportunity for masters marathoners who want to challenge the full course to improve their condition in competitions that continue in October, such as the Gyeongju International Marathon (October 21). The 32.195km course follows the same route as the full course, but the turning point is only 5km ahead. About 800 people participate in the 32.195km course.바카라사이트

If you are a Masters who has never run a full course yet, it is very helpful to run a distance longer than a half course but shorter than a full course in advance. To complete the full course, ‘LSD (Long Slow Distance) training’ is required. Training to build the endurance necessary to complete a full course involves running long distances of more than 30 km slowly at 60% of normal speed. Many marathon enthusiasts use participating in the 32.195km course as LSD training.

To help participants complete the race within their target time, 37 members of the Gwanghwamun Marathon Group, a marathon volunteer group, will participate as pacemakers. There will be 14 pacemakers for the full course, 10 players for the 32.195km course, and 13 pacemakers for the half course.

Those who complete each course of this competition receive a ‘completion medal’. Participants in the Seoul Marathon and Donga Marathon held in March can receive a ‘Run Journey’ commemorative medal if they complete the Gongju Baekje Marathon and the Gyeongju International Marathon next month. However, those who complete 5km are excluded.

‘Son Heung-min PK pretends not to know’ British media raises suspicions, “Newcastle receives fees from Saudi Arabia”

“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.”

Lyon part ways with ‘French legend’ four games into new season, close to hiring Italian national team coach

Olympique Lyonnais is close to hiring Italian international Fabio Grosso as its new head coach.

On the 14th (KST), Fabrizio Romano, a journalist who contributes to British media outlets such as The Guardian, announced on his X (formerly Twitter) account that “Coach Grosso is going to Lyon,” adding, “An agreement has been reached. They are now organizing the details and preparing to sign.”

Lyon announced on November 11 that they had terminated the contract of Laurent Blanc by mutual consent. It was essentially a dismissal, as the club’s results have not met expectations. The club finished last season in seventh place in the league under Blanc, who took over last October. The start of the 2023-2024 season was even worse. The team only managed one draw and three losses, including a 1-4 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the fourth round. The club’s standings plummeted to the bottom of the French Ligue 1, and the board decided to make a quick decision.토토사이트

Several managers had been in the running for the job since the rumors of Blanc’s departure began. Graham Potter, who resigned from Chelsea in April, was one of the candidates, but it was reported that he decided not to take the job at Lyon after some deliberation.

It was then suggested that Lyon were in talks with Gennaro Gattuso, who has coached AC Milan, Napoli and Valencia. More recently, it has been reported that the club has turned to another Italian coach, Grosso, who is close to being appointed.

Grosso began his coaching career with the Juventus youth team and made his first-team coaching debut with Italian club Bari. He then went on to manage Elasverona, Brescia, and Sion before taking over at Frosinone. After leading Frosinone to the Italian Serie B title and promotion last season, he stepped down and was ready for a new challenge.

Grosso has a history with Lyon. He joined the club from Inter Milan in the summer of 2007 as a player and stayed for two years before leaving for Juventus. Grosso has also played for the Italian national team and has brought painful memories to France. In the 2006 World Cup Final in Germany, where Italy and France faced off, he played full time at left back for Italy and was the final kicker in the penalty shootout that gave Italy the trophy.