A Chinese portal site posted an article criticizing South Korea, the opponent, let alone reflecting on the rough soccer of its country’s soccer.
On the 14th, Chinese portal site ‘Sohu’ compared Korean soccer to Taekwondo soccer and defended their rough soccer.
The Korean under-20 (U-20) national team안전놀이터, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, won 3-1 after extra time in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup against China held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 12th and advanced to the semifinals. entered into
South Korea advanced to the semifinals with a difficult game, but China played rough and lacking manners to stop Korea. From the beginning, he attempted a rough tackle for injury or pulled his uniform. In the 38th minute of the first half, Lee Seung-won was injured by the opponent’s rough play and was substituted out.
After the game, the domestic media criticized China’s rough soccer, using expressions such as ‘mismannered football’, ‘violent football’, and ‘thug football’. In response, ‘Sohu’ said, “The Korean media criticized the (China) U-20 representative.”
“The Korean media said they play dirty football. If China is kungfu football, isn’t Korea Taekwondo football?” Rather, he insisted that Korea played rough.