Kim Young-kwon (33-Ulsan Hyundai) shared a behind-the-scenes look at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Kim Young-kwon appeared on Lee Chun-soo’s channel ‘Lee Chun-soo’ on the 13th to look back on the past. He talked about the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and in particular, he recalled the day the team lost 2-3 to Ghana in the second round of the group stage.
A lot happened right after the game ended. South Korea earned a corner kick in late stoppage time, but referee Anthony Taylor didn’t give them a chance to take it and blew the whistle immediately. Kim Young-kwon, Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, and Kwon Kyung-won, who were near the referee, rushed over to him to protest. Referee Taylor responded firmly.
At this point, coach Paulo Bento made a surprise appearance. He came onto the field and showed his anger by shouting at the referee. Referee Taylor showed Vento a red card, not the player. It was the first managerial ejection in World Cup history, and as a result, Bento was forced to watch Portugal’s third-place game from the stands instead of the bench.
“If I was cautioned against Ghana, I would not be able to play against Portugal because of the accumulation of cautions. I protested to the referee because he didn’t give me a corner kick at the end. 바카라 The referee reached into his back pocket. I thought he was going to pull out a card,” he recalls.
“Then someone more excited than me started swearing at the referee in English. I looked over and it was Coach Bento. He blocked my yellow card and got himself sent off.” “I’ve been watching him for four years. “I’ve watched him for four years. Everything he does is planned. Originally, I was going to say hello after the game and just go in.”
Kim Jin-soo has said similar things in the past. Right after the World Cup in Qatar, Kim Jin-soo appeared on SBS Power FM’s ‘Dusi Escape Cultu Show’ and said, “It was the first time I saw Coach Ventura so angry. Later, I realized that there was a reason.” In other words, Vento sacrificed himself to stop the power leak.
After avoiding a card against Ghana thanks to Bento, Kim started against Portugal (2-1 win) and scored the equalizer. It was his second goal of the World Cup, after scoring the winner against Germany (2-0) at Russia 2018. Kim has now scored seven goals in A-match play, and South Korea has won all seven games in which he has scored.
“The Portugal game was much better than the Germany game. “I’ve been to the World Cup three times and this was my first round of 16, and the odds were really slim. It was so much fun.”
Lee said, “Kim Young-kwon had a big stake in the victory over Portugal. Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan took all the heat (for scoring the winning goal). Weren’t you sad?” he asked. Kim Young-kwon replied, “Honestly, I was sad. Hee-chan’s goal was the final goal, but without my equalizer, there was no final goal,” he laughed.