The Korean men’s hockey team advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup for the first time in 13 years.
The national team, led by head coach Shin Seok-gyo, drew 5-5 against Argentina in the quarterfinal match on the 10th day of the 15th FIH Men’s World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, India on the 23rd (local time) and then scored 3-2 in a penalty shootout. won 헤라카지노도메인
In this tournament, Korea is tied in Group B along with Belgium, Japan and Germany. After losing 0-5 to Belgium in the first match of the group stage and beating Japan 2-1, Korea lost 2-7 again to Germany in the third match, finishing third in the group. In this tournament, the first place in each group went directly to the quarterfinals, and the second and third places went through a match with the third and second places in the other group to determine the teams that advanced to the quarterfinals.
Korea (10th), who defeated Argentina (7th in the world rankings), who ranked 2nd in Group A, will challenge the Netherlands (3rd) in the quarterfinals on the 25th to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 17 years.
It is the first time in 13 years that Korea has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Men’s Hockey World Cup since the 2010 tournament (6th place). In the 2010 tournament, 12 countries participated and were divided into 2 groups of 6 countries to play the group stage. At that time, Korea advanced to the 5th and 6th place playoffs by finishing 3rd in Group A, but lost 0-2 to Spain and ended up in 6th place. The highest ranking ever in the Korean Men’s Hockey World Cup was 4th in 2002 and 2006.
Korea, which was trailing 3-4 until the 3rd quarter, conceded another goal in the 2nd minute of the 4th quarter, widening the gap to 3-5, and the loss deepened. However, Jang Jong-hyeon (Seongnam City Hall) scored in the 5th minute of the 4th quarter to make it 4-5, and Lee Nam-yong (Seongnam City Hall) scored a dramatic equalizer with about 4 minutes left in the game to turn the game around.
In the penalty shootout that followed, Lee Jung-jun, Jiu-cheon (above Seongnam City Hall), and Jeong Man-jae (Incheon City Sports Association) scored goals, and Korea achieved a splendid feat by beating Argentina, who had reached third place in 2014, 3-2.
The quarterfinals of this tournament consisted of matches between Korea and the Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand, Australia and Spain, and England and Germany.