Chinese media cites Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) in its assessment of the roughness of Chinese soccer.
South Korea defeated Kyrgyzstan 5-1 in the round of 16 at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China. With the win, South Korea advanced to the quarterfinals.
Lee Kang-in returned to the starting lineup for the match after starting against Bahrain in the third group game. With Korea leading 2-1 in the 15th minute of the second half, Lee was replaced by Ko Young-joon (Pohang).
Just like in the previous match against Bahrain, Lee dribbled directly to draw a foul and beat his opponent. His sharp left-footed kicks found the feet of his teammates, most notably in the 32nd minute when, from the box and far right flank, Lee stabbed a perfect left-footed pass towards the onrushing Jung Woo-young.
Jung Woo-young received it perfectly with his chest and ripped a right-footed shot into the net, but he was ruled offside. Replays confirmed it was a mistake. 토토사이트
However, Lee Kang-in put on a world-class performance. It was unfortunate that there was no VAR.
The Hangzhou Asian Games are organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), not the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
While the AFC recently used VAR at the Sochi 2018 Olympics and Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and it seems to be becoming more standardized, the OCA does not have any regulations, so there was some speculation that there would be no VAR readings.
But soccer isn’t the only sport where VARs are helping to improve the game. In taekwondo, gold medalist Jang Jun won the gold medal with a VAR in the final. VARs are also used in sepaktakraw. In sepaktakraw, the video review is called a challenge. However, VAR is not only used in soccer.
South Korea will face China in the quarterfinals. However, they have many bad memories with China. They had a lot of injuries. Head coach Hwang Sun-hong was injured against China during his playing days and was ruled out of the World Cup. He also missed the 1998 World Cup in France. Uhm Won-sang was also injured in a recent friendly and has been out of action for some time.
The lack of a VAR call, coupled with the rough play, has caused a lot of concern in the Chinese media.
“South Korea is stronger than us, but I don’t understand why we’re talking about petty and rough behavior during the game,” said Sinhua.com on Aug. 28.
It also suddenly brought up Cristiano Ronaldo. “Why would Ronaldo not play for South Korea? South Korea shouldn’t look down on China right now,” Sohu.com explained.
The Ronaldo reference was out of the blue. There was no connection between the rough play and Ronaldo, just a complaint about South Korea.