The Korea Football Association announced on the 20th that “Kang Seong-jin Baek Sang-hoon (FC Seoul) and Hwang Jae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai) have been excluded from the Olympic team.” Kang Sung-jin and Baek Sang-hoon were caught in Corona issue 19. Kang Sung-jin tested positive for COVID-19 and was exempted from the call. In the case of Baek Sang-hoon, the self-examination kit tested positive, but the DNA amplification test (PCR) was negative. However, it was eventually pulled out due to the risk of confirmation. Hwang Jae-hwan was banned from the national team due to hamstring pain.
Ki-yoon Choi (Ulsan), Hyuk-gyu Kwon (I-Park Busan) and Jeong-min Han (Seoul) were substituted for them.
The Olympic team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, assembled in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do on the 18th and began to switch off. Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho was reorganized as athletes born in 2001 or younger to prepare for the Paris Olympics. Director Hwang invited 27 people to this gathering and began writing a new edition. However, at the beginning of the assembly, he cries over the corona and injuries. Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho has already sent ‘aces’ Kang-in Lee (Mallorca) and Hyun-Jun Yang (Gangwon FC) to the national team, and ‘core defenders’ Han-Beom Lee (Seoul) and Ji- Soo Kim (Seongnam FC) was ruled out due to injuries early on, and 100% of their strength was lost.
Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho will play a practice match against Uzbekistan at the Hwaseong Main Sports Stadium on the 23rd. An official friendly will be held at the same venue on the 26th at 8 o’clock.
By Park Chan-joon, staff reporter email@example.com