The second day of the next month, that is, the day after tomorrow. Starting with Brazil, our soccer team, which will enter the 4th consecutive match, performed its first training yesterday (30th). 300 fans flocked to the public training held for the first time in two and a half years, and it is said that the price of tickets for the Brazil game is soaring. That’s how hot the team is. We will share the detailed news with this morning & reporter Lee Do-seong.
I got an application for admission to the public training, but it was sold out on a first-come, first-served basis in one second?
It is the first time since December 2019 that the national football team has held an Open Training Day event.
In the meantime, fans couldn’t find it because of COVID-19.
Even yesterday, direct contact with the team was prohibited, such as taking autographs or taking pictures.
It is said that it took only 1 second to fill the limit of 300 people, probably because you could see stars such as Son Heung-min, Hwang Ui-jo, and Hwang Hee-chan, who returned home with the top scorer trophy.
Even in cloudy weather, fans cheered on every gesture of the players.
After warming up with a light stretch, the athletes who trained were smiling or waving their hands while looking at the fans in the middle.
[손흥민/축구 대표팀 : 갑자기 팬분들 오신다고 해서 갑자기 막 기분이 좋더라고요. 팬들에게 가까이 다가가서 할 순 없지만 즐거운 훈련하는 모습 보여드리면서.]
The national team, which raised the atmosphere, begins full-scale preparations with closed tactical training starting today.
Son Heung-min, who became the first Asian player to become the top scorer in the top 5 European leagues, will receive a medal of athletics?
An official from the presidential office said, “At the cabinet meeting held on the 26th, it was decided to give Son Heung-min a blue dragon badge.”
There are five types of medals for sports. Among them, the Blue Dragon Award is the highest grade that an athlete can receive, and is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the development of the country by making a contribution to the development of sports.
In the meantime, marathon runner Son Ki-jeong Ong, mountaineer Um Hong-gil, coach Hiddink who led the World Cup semi-final myth, Se-ri Pak, and Yuna Kim were awarded or honored.
Usually, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism awarded the medals, but this time, President Yun Seok-yeol conferred the training himself.
Earlier, on the 23rd, President Yoon sent his first congratulatory congratulations to Son Heung-min after taking office, saying, “It is not only an individual honor, but also an occasion to be congratulated by all of the Asian football world.”
On the other hand, the Brazilian national team, which is about to compete against us, is being caught enjoying Korea through social media, etc.?
Tourism is going well.
I had my first training since I came to Korea on the 27th, and I toured various places on a group tour.
We went to Namsan Tower in group uniforms and visited an amusement park.
The sum of the ransoms of Brazilian players who visited Korea, including Neymar, whose market value is more than 120 billion won, exceeds 1 trillion won.
Despite this, he willingly responded to fans’ requests for photos and autographs, looking like students on a school trip.
As a result, an incident occurred.
He was so excited that the striker Hisharlisson lost his passport and went to the Brazilian Embassy in Korea to get a new one.
Our national team will now have an evaluation match against Brazil in two days.
They will then face Chile on the 6th, Paraguay on the 10th, and Egypt on the 14th.
Did you hear that Eunhee Ji, the ‘eldest sister’ of Korean players, won the championship in women’s professional golf in the US?
We won the championship after 3 years and 4 months.
Yesterday, in the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope Match Play Final held in Las Vegas, USA, Ayaka Furue of Japan was defeated.
Furue is a rookie who debuted on the US tour this season with 7 victories on the Japanese tour.
Ji Eun-hee has not had a relationship with a championship since January 2019, but only this time she has reached the height of her 6th career victory.
At 36 years and 17 days, he also set a new record for the oldest Korean won on the LPGA Tour.
It broke the record set by Park Hee-young two years ago at 32 years, 8 months and 16 days.