27 April 2024

“I will take full responsibility.” Chairman Jung Hae-sung will not be given the right to participate in the Olympics at all costs

By pestfood.com

“I’ll take responsibility,” he said, but his Olympic berth has already gone.

South Korea’s U-23 Olympic team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong (56), faced Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup and the final Asian qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on the 26th (Korea time).

After the regular session, the two teams were tied for the winner in extra time, too. The final winner was Indonesia. Korea was eliminated after losing 10-11 in the shootout.

The first to third ranking teams in this year’s event will secure tickets to the Olympic finals. If Korea finishes fourth, it will have an intercontinental playoff to determine its advance to the Olympics. Korea, which failed to advance to the quarterfinals, failed to participate in the Olympics for 10 consecutive times.

South Korean soccer suffered a series of great pride after losing 0-2 to Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup earlier this year, and losing to Indonesia, which was considered one step below.

“Coach Shin Tae-yong’s team was far superior to Korea during the 20 minutes. He overwhelmed Korea with eight shots by scoring a total of 21 shots,” Indonesia’s CNBC said after the match. “In terms of FIFA ranking as of April 2024, Korea ranks 23rd and Indonesia 134th.”

“There is no difference of 111 notches this time,” the media said. “There is no longer a need to be afraid just by looking at the rankings.” Now, chances are high that Asian underdogs are not afraid of Korea.

It is the first time in 40 years that Korean soccer has not been able to play on the Olympic stage since the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

In other words, the history of Korean soccer has been cut off. From the 1988 Seoul Olympics to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Korea was the first country in the world to participate in nine consecutive Olympics.

The shocking defeat of Hwang Sun-hong cut off the glorious history of the Korean soccer Olympics. It is also the first time in history that Korea lost to Indonesia in the U-23 age group.

The responsibility rests with Chung Hae-sung, chairman of the power enhancement committee. It was Chung who put pressure on Hwang Sun-hong because he himself talked about it.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) held the 3rd Power Reinforcement Committee at the Korea Football Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on February 27 and officially announced that it had appointed Hwang Sun-hong as the “interim coach” to lead the Korean national soccer team during March.

Coach Hwang Sun-hong had already led the Olympic team, but he took over as head coach of the A team to fill the vacancy of Jurgen Klinsmann, 스포츠토토 who was dismissed for poor performance.

There were concerns that it was an unreasonable decision, but Chairman Chung gave justification to the appointment of Hwang, saying at the time, “The national team coach A also serves under the age of 23 if necessary in other countries’ associations.”

However, Coach Hwang was preparing for the upcoming competition in which he needs to display good performance. He seemed to have prevented him from focusing on the event just before the final prelude to the Paris Olympics. Such a situation is not common at all.