In the latest on the Korean National Football Team news, we bring you to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in Korea’s quest for an AFC Asian Cup Championship. South Korea beats Philippines in an exciting match. In Monday’s game, Forward Hwang Ui-jo has again proven his worth in the tea. He scored his 4th goal in the last 6 matches of Group C in the Asian Cup.
Those into sports betting are in for a great Asian Cup this year, and South Korea is fighting for their first Asian Cup win since 1960. With Coach Paulo Bento with them, the wagers for them winning is very, very high.
South Korea Beats Philippines
South Korea is currently 53rd in the world. They face the Philippines, who are 116th in the world. South Korea ruled over ball possession throughout the match. But the defense of the Philippines was quite good and strong. In some parts of the match, the defense was as strong as 6 players in. They were also outnumbering the Korean offense in the box. There were a few exciting moments as well, especially when South Korea made some weak passes in the offensive zone.
Hwang, who is one of the most popular goal scorers in the team, has multiple attempts to score goals. But goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard was strong enough to stop Hwang. Likewise, Javier Patino from the Philippines had a great chance to score. But Kim Seung-gyu made a great save and prevented the goal.
The second half is a bit slow, but heated up when the Philippine team got close to a goal on the 54th. Patino, again, got through a great line up and made a shot. But Kim Seung-gyu gave the audience a great show with an amazing save. Both Hwangs in the team then made the sole goal of the Korean team in the match in the 67th. Both Hwangs again were close to scoring their second goal in the match, but Falkesgaard was there to barely block the shot. The South Korean National team will next battle Jyrgystan on Friday, then will go against China on January 16.