Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai) practiced as normal.
The Korean men’s football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, is set to face Japan in the men’s football final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China. A day before the final, the team held its final training session at the Huanglong Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium on June 6.
The main concern was the fitness of Uhm Won-sang. Uhm Won-sang started the quarterfinal match against Uzbekistan on April 4 and worked hard on the pitch. She assisted Chung Woo-young’s first goal in the fourth minute. 메이저놀이터 Throughout the match, Uhm used her speed to break through the Uzbek defense.
But in the 17th minute of the second half, Uhm went down. A rough tackle from Uzbek defender Ibrohim Halil left her unable to get up for a while. Coach Hwang looked on with concern. Uhm Won-sang was immediately replaced by Ahn Jae-joon in the 20th minute. Uhm limped to the bench after the substitution. Afterward, she was carried on an official’s back to the bus from the mix zone. “Uhm Won-sang has a mild left ankle sprain, and his availability will be determined later,” the Korea Football Association said on Friday.
In a training session open to the media on the same day, Uhm Won-sang practiced with the team without any heat. She stretched, warmed up, and passed the ball. In the shooting drills that followed the link-up play, Uhm joined her teammates without any difficulty. Her participation in the final is still up in the air. However, it is unlikely that she will be excluded. An official from the Korea Football Association said, “Nothing has changed from what we announced. It’s an ankle sprain. We’ll probably check it out and decide whether he’ll play or not.”