Its official, Ki Sung-yeung is out of the Asian Cup because of his injury playing against the Philippines. During the match where Korea beat the Philippines 1-0, Ki had to leave the game after sustaining a hamstring injury. Thus, the South Korean team has been waiting to see if Ki would return to play in the Asian Cup. Unfortunately, the new came back today and it is a terrible blow for South Korea.
Ki Sung-yueng is a South Korean footballer who plays central midfielder for Newcastle United and the South Korean National team. In addition, he was an integral part of the roster for the Asian Cup.
Ki sustained the hamstring injury during the first hour of the match against the Philippines. Thus, his injury will affect the odds for South Korea to win the tournament.
What is next for the South Korean National Team and Ki Sung-yueng
The 29 year old footballer left for the tournament last month and will be returning back to his team shortly. In addition, once he is back in England, he will return to Tyneside for assessment and treatment of his injury. However, his injury will leave Newcastle in a bind for their central position of the roster.
Despite Ki being out of the last two group matches, the South Korean Football team has done well for themselves. In fact, they have won their last two matches in the tournament. Furthermore, football betting experts expect them to easily make it to the quarter finals. At the moment, KIBET sports betting website have South Korea at 1.29 odds to win their match against Bahrain.
On another note, the pull-out has made many South Korean national football team betting news website speculates about his future plans. Furthermore, some have even gone as far as saying that Ki may announce his international retirement.
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