Miracles in the 4th quarter… Men’s Hockey World Cup Quarterfinal Goals
The Korean men’s hockey team, led by coach Shin Seok-gyo, advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup for the first time in 13 years.
In the quarterfinal match of the 15th FIH Men’s World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, India on the 23rd (local time), the national team (ranked 10th in the world) drew 5-5 with Argentina (ranked 7th) and then lost 3-2 in a penalty shootout. won with
Korea, which had been trailed 3-4 until the 3rd quarter, gave up another goal in the 2nd minute of the 4th quarter, 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.
In this tournament, Korea is tied in Group B along with Belgium, Japan and Germany. After losing 0-5 to Belgium and then beating Japan 2-1, Korea lost again 2-7 against Germany in the third match, finishing third in the group. The 1st place in the group stage went directly to the quarterfinals, and the 2nd and 3rd places went through a match against the 3rd and 2nd places in other groups, respectively, to determine the teams advancing to the quarterfinals. 스포츠토토
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). The highest ranking ever in the Korean Men’s Hockey World Cup was 4th in 2002 and 2006.
The quarterfinals of this tournament are Korea-Netherlands, Belgium-New Zealand, Australia-Spain, and England-Germany. On the 25th, Korea will challenge the Netherlands (3rd place) to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 17 years.