[Asian Games] Korean Men’s Hockey Loses to India and is Eliminated in the Semifinals
Korean men’s hockey was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The Korea lost 3-5 to India in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games hockey men’s semifinal match
held at the Archer Canal Sports Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 4th.
Korea, which attempted to return to the top of the Asian Games 17 years after the 2006 Doha Asian Games,
was pushed back to the 3rd-4th place match. 바카라사이트
The 3rd and 4th place match will be played on the 6th against the country that lost in the subsequent Japan-China game.
Korean men’s hockey failed to win a medal in the previous competition,
the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, where they placed 5th.
Due to the defeat on this day, Korea did not receive a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics finals,
which is given to the winning team of this tournament.
They must try again to advance to the Olympics through the final qualifying round held in January 2024.
Korea, ranked 12th in the world by the International Hockey Federation (FIH),
had a poor start in the first quarter against 3rd ranked India.
India is currently the country with the highest global ranking among Asian countries and is the strongest candidate for the gold medal in this competition.
India’s Hardik Singh scored the first goal 5 minutes into the game,
Mandeep Singh scored an additional goal in the 11th minute of the first quarter to go up 2-0.
Also, just before the end of the first quarter,
Upadhyay Kumar added a goal to increase the lead to 3-0.
However, a penalty corner was conceded in the 9th minute of the second quarter,
the first half ended at 2-4.
In the third quarter, Korea trailed by one goal again.
In the 12th minute of the third quarter, in a penalty corner situation,
Man-jae Jeong diverted the shot from Jong-hyeon Jang (Seongnam City Hall) in the middle,
increasing the possibility of a tie.