At the Under-20 World Cup, South Korea took a step closer to advancing to the round of 16 with a draw against Honduras thanks to the sharp left foot of European international Kim Yong-hak.
The draw was made all the more precious by the fact that it overcame some outrageous and unsportsmanlike behavior from a Honduran player.
The national team conceded the first goal to Honduras in the 22nd minute.
Choi Seok-hyun’s foul was declared a penalty kick, and Ochoa scored.
Ochoa enjoyed the celebration, but just five minutes later, things got crazy.
He got into a heated tussle with Bae Seo-joon and hit him in the face with his hand out of nowhere.
During the VAR review, the referee repeated the video several times, and it was an unfortunate ejection.
[Nam Hyun-jong: “You should play soccer with your feet, not your arms.”]
The national team was outnumbered by Honduras, who played with 10 men, but conceded another goal six minutes into the second half to go down 2-0.
In the midst of the crisis, Kim Yong-hak, number 7, stepped up to the plate.
In the 13th minute of the second half, he started the chase with a long left-footed shot in front of the goal.
Four minutes later, Park Seung-ho tied the game with a goal of his own.
The national team pushed Honduras until the last minute, but were denied by their goalkeeper, leaving the score at 2-2.메이저놀이터
[Kim Yong-hak, U20 National Soccer Team: “We had a lot of chances to score, but I think we missed a lot, so I’m disappointed. We’ll try to win the last game so we can advance to the round of 16.”]
The national team’s performance left something to be desired.
Following Choi Seok-hyun, who was sent off in second-half stoppage time, goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong, who was cautioned for stalling, will miss the third match due to accumulated cautions.
With one win and one draw, the team finished second in the group and will advance to the round of 16 for the third consecutive time on their own with a draw against Gambia in the final match on May 29.