Kim Hak-beom-ho’s dream of an Olympic medal was thwarted in the quarterfinals.
The soccer team, led by coach Kim Hak-beom, lost 3-6 to Mexico in the men’s soccer quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics held at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan on the 31st.
Manager Hak-beom Kim set Hwang Ui-jo (Girong-daeng Bordeaux), who scored a hat-trick in the third group stage match against Honduras, as the one-top, and Kim Jin-ya (FC Seoul) and Lee Dong-jun (Ulsan Hyundai) were placed on the left and right wings as they were. Lee Dong-kyung (Ulsan) was entrusted with tuning, and Kim Dong-hyeon (Gangwon FC) and Kim Jin-gyu (Busan I’Park) were placed in the midfield. Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), Jeong Tae-wook (Daegu FC), Park Ji-soo (Kimcheon Managing Director), Kang Yun-seong (Jeju United), and goalkeeper Song Beom-geun (Jeonbuk Hyundai) blocked the Mexican attack.
They conceded a goal in the 12th minute of the first half. The right flank opened and the defense went wild. A cross came up following Alexis Vega’s individual period, and he missed Luis Lomo’s going back. He couldn’t stop Henry Martin, who stood in the middle while his eyes were focused on Lomoro. The ball, which went through Romo’s head, hit Martin’s head and was conceded.
An instant goal was struck.
Lee Dong-gyeong shone. In the 20th minute of the first half, Lee Dong-kyung, who received a pass from Jin-gyu Kim, folded the ball from the right-footed shooting course to the left-footed shooting course. The defender was caught in the reverse action, and Lee Dong-kyung opened the goal by avoiding the hand of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa with his left-footed winding kick.
But the defense was broken. The right flank was constantly drilled, and the central defender was also shaken. Vega’s long pass conceded the second goal in the 30th minute. The ball into the penalty box exceeded Ji-soo Park’s height, and an additional goal was awarded to Romo.
A penalty kick was conceded in the 37th minute of the first half. In a cross from the rear, Yoon-Sung Kang pushed Sebastian Cordova from inside the box and allowed a penalty kick. In the 39th minute of the first half, Sebastian Cordova scored a penalty and was led 1-3.
Korea’s counterattack was blocked by goalkeeper Ochoa. In the first half, Lee Dong-kyung’s consecutive shots were all saved by Ochoa and did not lead to a goal.
Manager Kim Hak-beom threw the score at the beginning of the second half. Kim Dong-hyun and Kim Jin-gyu were removed, and Kwon Chang-hoon (Suwon Samsung) and Won Doo-jae (Ulsan) were added to change the midfield. In addition, instead of Kang Yun-seong, Um Won-sang (Gwangju FC) was put in to lower Kim Jin-ya to the flank defense.
The goal came in six minutes. In the 6th minute of the second half, Lee Dong-kyung opened the Mexican goal again. Lee Dong-kyung hit the ball with his left foot after hitting Jin-ya Kim, who was competing for the ball in the air. This time, Ochoa headed exactly to the course he couldn’t control.
But again the defense missed the Mexican striker. In the 9th minute of the second half, Jung Tae-wook and Park Ji-soo could not mark Martin, who fell into the center during Cordoba’s free-kick situation. The ball hit Martin’s head and headed where Song Bum-geun couldn’t stop it.
I lost the strength to pursue. In the 18th minute of the second half, he was hit by Cordoba’s left foot. 5th loss.
In the 27th minute of the second half, after falling 2-5, Eom Won-sang was called in and Lee Kang-in (Valencia CF) was put in. In the 36th minute of the second half, Kim Jae-woo (Daegu FC) entered instead of Park Ji-soo. However, in the 39th minute of the second half, Eduardo Aguirre conceded an additional goal. It was the most conceded goals among the last nine Olympics in a row.
Hwang Ui-jo made up for one goal in extra time in the second half, but the win was already divided.