AFC “closed eyes on foul play” AFC “Japan’s goalkeeper plays a key role in defeating Korea” → Selected as the best GK


“He played a key role in beating Korea 3-0.”

Japanese goalkeeper Wataru Goto showed foul play, but the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) excluded this part and evaluated it.토토사이트주소

The Korean national under-17 (U-17) soccer team led by coach Byeon Seong-hwan lost 0-3 to Japan in the final of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup held at Pathum Thani Stadium in Thailand on the 2nd. 

Korea attempted to win its third title after winning in 1986 and 2002. However, the following was promised. He finished the tournament with his third runner-up in his career.

Securing a ticket to the finals of the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is given up to 4th place, is also the result of the U-17 Asian Cup by Byun Seong-ho. The World Cup kicks off in Indonesia on November 10th. 

In the match against Japan, Korea had to cry at Thailand’s referee Mongkolchai Pechisri’s biased decision. It wasn’t good from the start. In the 15th minute of the first half, Jin Tae-ho was knocked down by the opponent’s defense inside the Japanese penalty box. But the referee didn’t blow the whistle.

In the 43rd minute of the first half, Korea lost a player. Ko Jong-hyeon, who received a warning in the 14th minute of the first half, was sent off for a foul on Japanese striker Michiwaki just a few minutes before halftime. After Michiwaki touched the ball, there was an unnecessary touch by Ko Jong-hyun.

Japan scored the first goal from a free kick awarded after Ko Jong-hyun stepped down. However, the kick was kicked about 5 meters from where the foul occurred. The referee did not correct this.

In the second half, more serious scenes appeared. With the score trailing 0-2, South Korea did not get a penalty kick opportunity. In the 38th minute of the second half, striker Kim Myeong-jun tripped and fell in the hand of Japanese goalkeeper Goto in the penalty box, but failed to score a penalty kick. Rather, coach Byun Seong-hwan protested against the referee’s decision and only received a warning.

Looking at the slow screen again, Kim Myung-jun tripped over the goalkeeper’s hand and fell, but the referee’s decision was not overturned. In the end, Korea ended the game with a 3-goal loss in a biased decision.

Japan is in a festive mood. It was his 4th win, the most in his career.

Ironically, goalkeeper Goto, who reached out to Kim Myung-jun and showed foul action, but passed the penalty kick crisis with the referee’s friendly decision, was selected as the best goalkeeper of the tournament by AFC.

AFC explained the reason for the selection, saying, “Goto played a key role in helping Japan beat Korea 3-0.” 

“This award is not only for me, but for the whole team,” said Goto. 

He added, “Now, as the Asian champion, my goal is to play well in the World Cup.”

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