The Korean men’s hockey team advances to the quarterfinals of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup 13 years after finishing sixth in the 2010 tournament, and challenges the semifinals, the best result in 17 years.
On the 23rd (local time), Korea, led by Shin Seok-gyo, made it to the quarterfinals on the 10th day of the 15th FIH Men’s World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, India. Victory was won.
Argentina, which Korea defeated on this day, is ranked 7th in the world, 3rd in the 2014 World Cup, and a hockey powerhouse that won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
As a result, Korea, ranked 9th in the world, will compete against the world’s 3rd ranked strong Netherlands in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals.
The Netherlands has won the World Cup three times, in 1973, 1990 and 1998, and is one of the world’s strongest teams, winning gold medals in the Olympics in 1996 and 2000.
It is the first time in 13 years that Korea has reached the quarterfinals of the Men’s Hockey World Cup since finishing sixth in the 2010 tournament.
In the case of the 2010 tournament, 12 countries participated and were divided into 2 groups of 6 countries to play the group stage. done.
At that time, Korea ranked 3rd in Group A, went to the 5th and 6th places, lost 0-2 to Spain, and finished 6th. 먹튀검증
South Korea’s highest ever men’s hockey World Cup ranking was 4th in 2002 and 2006.
Korea, which had been drawn 3-4 until the 3rd quarter, gave up another goal in the 2nd minute of the 4th quarter, widening the gap to 3-5.
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 to beat Argentina 3-2.
With Korea leading 3-2, Argentina’s fifth and last shooter Martin Pereiro’s shot went into the goal, but it was judged to have passed the time limit of 8 seconds, and Korea’s victory was confirmed.
Field hockey’s penalty shoot-out, equivalent to a penalty shoot-out in soccer, does not shoot directly like soccer, but an attacker dribbles in and attempts a shot through a one-on-one confrontation with the opposing goalkeeper.
The men’s hockey world cup, which is held once every four years, will be held in the quarterfinals of this year’s tournament between Korea and the Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand, Australia and Spain, and England and Germany.
The quarterfinals between Korea and the Netherlands will be held on the 25th.
The record of head-to-head matches between Korea and the Netherlands is inferior to Korea with 7 wins and 15 losses. Since winning 2-1 at the 2010 World Cup, they have lost four matches in a row.