KBS commentator Park Chan-ha couldn’t hold back his anger. South Korean women’s soccer suffered throughout the game due to the judgment of a Thai referee who seemed to be North Korean.
The women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, suffered a 1-4 come-from-behind defeat in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games quarterfinals against North Korea at 5:30 p.m. on the 30th (Korea time) at Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China.
South Korea took the first goal in the 11th minute of the first half when Park Eun-sun, a corner kick from Kim Hye-ri’s right, competed for a header at the gate, and failed to match and flowed backward became an own goal against North Korean winger Ahn Myung-sung.
However, North Korea, which got a free kick just outside the box in the 20th minute of the first half, tied the score 1-1 when Ri Hak hit the kicker and curled it to the far post with his right foot.
South Korea, which was outnumbered, allowed a right-footed shot to North Korea’s Ahn Myung-sung in the 36th minute of the second half. In the 45th minute of the second half, Li Hak even gave up an additional goal with a mid-range shot to make it 1-3. In the fifth minute of extra time in the second half, Kim Kyung-young even gave up a penalty kick, and Korea lost 1-4. 스포츠토토
It is no exaggeration to say that the match was decided in the 40th minute of the first half. During the 1-1 tight match, South Korea’s front-line striker Son Hwa-yeon was suddenly sent off.
Son Hwa-yeon faced a heading situation in which he penetrated the back of the defense well and faced the goalkeeper. Son Hwa-yeon tried to head normally, and the goalkeeper hit Son Hwa-yeon in the head. When the referee’s whistle was called, Korea was given a penalty kick.
However, absurdly, the referee gave Son a yellow card, and Son Hwa-yeon, who had already been warned, was sent off for accumulated warnings. KBS commentator Park Chan-ha said, “I was sent off with accumulated warnings in a scene that would not be strange even if Korea got a penalty kick.”
The exit determined the outcome. South Korea already endured the second half to North Korea, which lost five games against the South recently, but lost two runs at the end of the second half.
This decision was not the only problem. In the second minute of the first half, North Korea’s very big move toward Ji So-yeon did not come out, and Ji So-yeon almost suffered a serious injury by falling to the ground with her waist because Ri Hak did not appear together during the aerial ball competition.
In addition, in the 24th minute of the second half, North Korea’s Ri Hye-kyung explicitly fouled in South Korea’s counterattack opportunity, but no warning was given. Lee Hye-kyung already had a yellow card, so it was possible to leave the warning accumulated, but the warning scene that was too obvious was not given against South Korea was not given a warning.
Although it is a Thai referee, it is a Korean women’s soccer team that has suffered great damage due to its blatant biased judgment and incompetent judgment to the extent that it seems that it is a North Korean.