South Korea’s Asian Games national team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory in the men’s soccer final at the Hangzhou Asian Games against Japan at 9 p.m. (Korea time) at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. South Korea reached the top for the first time in three consecutive years, following Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang in 2018.
Korea Captain Baek Seung-ho was at the center of the victory. Baek Seung-ho, who joined the tournament as a wild card (players over 25 years old), took on the heavy responsibility of being the captain of the national team. Following Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who led the gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, he became another wild card captain. 온라인카지노
Baek Seung-ho, born in 1997, even went through an aerial battle on the ground. He joined the FC Barcelona Youth Team in 2010. There was a crisis. In 2013, he was suspended from an official tournament by FIFA. The reason was that if foreign players under the age of 18 are recruited, they must live there with their parents. Baek Seung-ho, along with Lee Seung-woo and Jang Gyeol-hee, who were growing up together in FC Barcelona, did not participate in the official competition until 2016. I lost three years at the most important time for growth. After that, he was completely defeated by Portugal at the FIFA U-20 World Cup held at home in 2017, dropping out of the round of 16 early and shed tears.
Baek Seung-ho, who was released from disciplinary action, failed to make his debut in the first division after playing for Barcelona B team for a short period of time. In 2017, he moved to Girona. It was only in January 2019 that he made his official debut on the Spanish adult stage. Coincidentally, the opponent team in Spain’s Primera Liga debut was FC Barcelona. Baek Seung-ho took off the tee of a promising player in Girona and Darmstadt (2019-2021).
Tears continued. He was repeatedly eliminated from the Rio Olympics, Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, and Tokyo Olympics due to injuries. In addition, the process of returning to the K League from Europe in 2021 caused controversy over the violation of the agreement with Suwon Samsung. Baek Seung-ho, who suffered from growing pains, flew well after joining Jeonbuk. Baek Seung-ho joined the A national team based on his performance in the team. At the 2022 Qatar World Cup, he cheered with cool mid-range shots in the round of 16 against Brazil.
Baek Seung-ho was selected as the first successful candidate for the Korean Armed Forces Sports Unit ahead of the Asian Games. He is about to join the military in Gimcheon in December. He took the stage at the Asian Games under Hwang’s call. He even wore the captain’s armband. He was very active from the first group match against Kuwait. He cheered with an amazing free-kick score in the 44th minute of the first half when the team was leading 2-0. South Korea won a whopping 9-0 victory on the day. It was Baek Seung-ho’s perfect ‘Korea Captain’ debut.
Hwang had full confidence in Baek Seung-ho. Baek played in all seven games in this tournament. Only the final group match played after South Korea confirmed its advance to the round of 16 early on was replaced. There was also a crisis. Baek Seung-ho also provided an excuse for losing a point due to a dizzying mistake in the round of 16 against Kyrgyzstan. But there was no shaking. Baek Seung-ho took center stage instead of tears. He led South Korea to its third consecutive Asian Games victory with “Korea Captain.”