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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 2)

3. Heung Min Son

He is the most famous Korean football player today. As a Korean professional footballer, players like winger or a striker for Tottenham Hotspur Premier League club and captain of the Korean national team.

Son completed his development at Hamburger SV, where he debuted in the Bundesliga in Germany in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen with a record 10 million euros and played for the club in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League. During his time at Tottenham, he became Asia’s top scorer in Premier League history.

He also represented Korea at the 2018 Asian Games, where the team won the gold medal as well as the 2011 and 2015 versions of the AFC Asian Cup, ending the 2015 season he received the award for “the best young player of the tournament.”

3. Shinji Kagawa

As a professional Japanese footballer playing for German club Borussia Dortmund and Japanese national team. Kagawa started his professional career at home with Cerezo Osaka before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2010. After two years with Dortmund, Kagawa signed a contract with Manchester United with a four-year contract. Two years later, he returned to Dortmund. A midfielder scoring goals, he is known for his “vision, technique, movement and skillful passage”. Kagawa holds the record for most appearances and goals for a Japanese player in UEFA club competitions.

Since making his international debut in May 2008, he has won more than 80 appearances. On November 29, 2012, Kagawa was named International Player of the Asian Football Federation of the Year.

4. Atsuto Uchida

As a professional Japanese soccer player, he plays for the J1 League club Kashima Antlers and the Japanese national football team as a right-back.

He is considered to be the best full-back of Japanese football. Uchida used to be together with Shalker Club 04 to win the German Super Cup in 2010/2011 season. He also joined the Japanese soccer team to win the AFC football cup in 2011.

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Asian sports village is disordered due to corona virus

Many running events and events that focus on crowds are canceled or delayed.

Not just in China, across the region is witnessing a wave of changes in plans for sporting events. According to Reuters statistics , at least 15 major sporting events have been postponed or canceled. 

Chinese National Super Cup

As planned, the Chinese National Super Cup will be held on February 15 at Suzhou Olympic Sports Center. However, the Chinese Football Association has announced a postponement of the match between the two clubs Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua until further notice.

Chinese professional basketball tournament

The second phase of the 2019-2020 season will be halted in the future due to the impact of the coronary pneumonia outbreak. According to the original plan, the matches will start on February 1. Currently, the new schedule has not been determined because it depends on the extent of the impact of the disease, as well as the recommendations of the government.

Asian indoor track and field championships

Asian Athletics Association said it would cancel the tournament on February 12 to February 13 in Hangzhou, China. In a statement, the Association’s leaders said this was to ensure the health and safety of athletes and the community.

The World Indoor Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing is also scheduled from March 13-15 to the following year. 

Asian futsal championship 2020

On the afternoon of February 3, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) sent a notice of postponement of the Asian futsal championship to participating countries, including Vietnam. Previously, the tournament is scheduled to take place from February 26 to March 8 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. AFC has not set a date for the re-competition, it all depends on the situation of corona virus.

Motor racing

Formula E motor race in Sanya canceled its schedule on March 21. This move made the organizers of the Formula One race in a position ready to change the schedule. The Chinese Grand Prix is ​​scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 19.

Tournament running in Hong Kong

According to the original schedule, the Hong Kong Marathon will take place on February 8 and February 9. However, the widespread spread of the epidemic caused the organizer to decide to cancel the award, even though the number of registered members reached 74,000.

In addition to the postponed tournaments, canceled, many other major sporting events are also in an alarm state. The host country of Japan has expressed concern about the spread of the corona virus and worried about its impact on the schedule of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Tournament leader Toshiro Muto told the BBC that he hoped the translation would be extinguished as quickly as possible.

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Devin Booker NBA Championship 2K Players Tournament

Devin Booker was named the “King of the Game” at the American professional basketball tournament when he became the NBA 2K Players Tournament Champion.

The golden face in the video game village Devin Booker claimed himself at the NBA 2K Players Tournament after defeating his Phoenix Suns teammate DeAndre Ayton in the Final Series. Booker won both games to claim the 2K king in the NBA player world.

Since the Semifinals, the tournament has been played in a 3 to 2 2 match format, and Booker has not lost any games. In the Semifinals, he easily won Game 1 by using LA Clippers to beat Montrezl Harrell’s Houston Rockets with 68-54. Harrell decided to use Milwaukee Bucks at a difficult time but ended up losing 62-65 to Toronto Raptors.

The remaining battle in the Semifinals also took place between Suns – Clippers players DeAndre Ayton and Patrick Beverley. Like Booker, Ayton won both games to win the right to go thanks to the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns themselves.

The internal confrontation between the two Phoenix Suns players was relatively noisy with many trash talks. Booker with Houston Rockets won an impressive game in game 1 with 72-62, reaching throwing efficiency up to 63%.

In the next game, DeAndre Ayton had to use the strongest team of NBA 2K, Milwaukee Bucks, although he had never controlled this team. However, Ayton’s chances of reversing the game were nearly zero when Booker achieved a throwing efficiency of 71% in the first two rounds against the Denver Nuggets. He won the final with a score of 74-62.

The Phoenix Suns defender said that he had played NBA Championship 2K Players Tournament a lot since he was a kid. Growing up, he had used to play video games. It all depended on the timing and the coordination between hands and eyes”.

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Why Son Heung Min repatriated in the middle of the epidemic season?

According to sources from the British press, Son Heung Min is looking forward to the occasion of this repatriation to complete his military service.

Last weekend, the Tottenham board allowed Son Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn to return home. While Steven Bergwijn has a reason to go back to the Netherlands to welcome his first daughter, Son Heung Min only has personal reasons.

Although the cause of his return to South Korea was not disclosed, according to a British newspaper investigation, the striker returned to his homeland to complete the mandatory military service lasting 4 weeks.

Under Korean law, healthy men will be required to join military service for 21 months. However, he was special after winning the ASIAD 2018 with Korea U23. Therefore, this player only had to attend a 4-week training course.

Initially, Son Heung Min planned to complete this military training in the summer, but in the context of the leading European leagues delayed indefinitely, it is likely that this player will not have time to practice. practice in the summer.

However, when returning to Korea, he still has to wait for moves from Tottenham. If the club allows it, he can attend because by expected, the Premier League can return on April 30.

If all goes well, he will start attending a military training course in Jeju on April 20 because currently, the player is still isolated for 14 days after returning from England. After 4 weeks of completing the training, the striker born in 1992 will return to England to join forces with Tottenham.

This is also an opportunity for him to maintain fitness during the long break. The striker broke his right arm in the match against Aston Villa. Therefore, during the past time, he was not allowed to exercise heavily.

In addition to the two players Son Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn, the Spurs players are still training online according to the physical lesson plans of the fitness coach.

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FIFA and AFC met to decide on delaying the 2022 World Cup qualifier

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will meet with FIFA this weekend to discuss the upcoming second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers ahead of the possibility of being postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The AFC said the meeting took place (scheduled July 7 and 8.3) amid growing health concerns and travel restrictions due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. The organization revealed it held preliminary discussions with a number of Eastern regional member federations on the second round of the 2022 World Cup in March and June.

Members of the eastern region include China, South Korea and Japan – the countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 epidemic.

A total of 32 matches in 8 groups will be held this March at the latest stage of the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. These matches are also part of the qualifying process for the 2023 Asian Cup finals in China.

By the end of day 2.3, nearly 90,000 cases of Covid-19 infection had been reported worldwide since the beginning of the epidemic, of which more than half of infected people had recovered; More than 3,000 people died.

Southeast Asian leagues are postponed due to Covid-19

Indonesia is the latest country to announce a postponement of schedule for the national championship football tournament after Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.

Under the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, Asian and Southeast Asian countries are reducing their spread by temporarily postponement of schedules for sporting events, including the national football championship.

In a recent announcement on the morning of March 16, the Indonesian Football Confederation (PSSI) said the country’s professional football leagues (including Liga 1 and Liga 2) will be delayed.

In Southeast Asia, the Thai League is the first league to announce delays due to the influence of Covid-19. The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has set the date of competition back to 18/4.

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Korean player was infected with Covid-19 in France

Asian Football recently discovered the case of the first professional footballer to test positive for corona virus.

According to French newspaper L’Est éclairs, South Korean striker Suk Hyun-jun was positive for corona virus. The Troyes striker playing in the Ligue 2 league has been feeling uneasy for the past few days, and had an infection test result on March 13.

Another case of Troyes Academy’s young player was also found positive for corona virus.

Suk Hyun-jun had just arrived at Troyes from the Ligue 1 Remis club during the winter transfer window last winter. The 28-year-old has 21 appearances for two French clubs this season, scoring 3 goals and having 2 assists. He has played for many Ajax, Porto and many other European clubs. Suk Hyun-jun also has 15 caps for the Korean national team.

Suk Hyun-jun is considered the first professional player case in Korea, and in Asia positive for corona virus. Earlier in early February, Chinese football discovered the first case of infection. It was a young player at the academy of the Zhejiang Greentown Club, located in Zhejiang Province, east of the country.

The Wuhan team left Spain to return home to avoid the epidemic

The Wuhan Football Team decided to return to the country earlier than expected after the Covid-19 epidemic evolved complicatedly in Spain and Europe.

According to AS, members of the Wuhan team came to Spain when the Covid-19 epidemic originated in their home town. The team has been in Andalusia since January 29, but decided to return to the country on March 14 after the disease situation worsened across Europe.

Members of the Wuhan team, including 27 players who arrived in Spain at the end of January at Malaga-Costa Del Sol airport, started a training session in Sotogrande (Cadiz) without any symptoms. of corona virus.

However, this team could not return to their home country as expected when the disease broke out strongly in China. Before coming to Spain, the Wuhan players practiced in Guangzhou. The players have been away from family and friends for more than 1 month. One of them lost a loved one due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

During this training, the Wuhan team was invited by Real Madrid to the Bernabeu to watch the El Clasico match with Barcelona on 2 March. This is a memorable experience for the players from China.

The decision to return to the home of the Wuhan team was made after China announced it had passed the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic, while Europe was becoming a new epidemic center.

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AFC and the meeting about mergency status of Covid-19 (Part 2)

Also not excluding the UAE – Malaysia game (26.3, Dubai, Group G) also moved or kicked the field without an audience. As for the Malaysia-VN match on March 31 at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian Football Federation said it would be held on the field without an audience.

In other developments, AFC is also considering the possibility of having to delay the first two matches and go to the play-off round to compete for the 2020 Olympic Games of Asian women’s football between the Korean women’s team against China, scheduled to take place on June 6 11.3 to, will switch to competition in April.

However, the Chinese Football Federation is now asking AFC should switch the match at home with the Korean women’s team to a neutral country, maybe Australia and will play both rounds. here. The Chinese women’s team to avoid the Covid-19 epidemic has also been in Australia since January after finishing the B-group matches in the third qualifying round.

Meanwhile, the remaining play-off match between the Vietnamese female team meets Australia. AFC is likely to remain the same schedule (6.3 days in Australia for the first leg, and 11.3 matches in Cam Pha yard for the second leg), because both Australia and Vietnam now have very good control of the disease situation.

After the Chinese Super League, it was in Serie A and K-League’s turn to be affected by Covid-19

AFC Secretary General Windsor John acknowledged that Asian football is experiencing an unprecedented incident in history and facing a huge challenge.In addition to the serious financial impact, scrambling or postponing AFC Champions League matches or the second round of the 2022 World Cup will push the international schedule to be stagnant, chaotic can lead to players being over download. However, AFC stressed that it will try to protect the safety and health of all players, officials and spectators but at the same time ensure the integrity of the competition.

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AFC and the meeting about mergency status of Covid-19 (Part 1)

AFC convenes an emergency meeting on July 2 and 8.3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the presence of most representatives of clubs, federations of members and organizers of tournaments in the East and West. Asia, in order to find solutions to the organization of competition before the emergency situation of Covid-19.

The latest move ahead of this meetinag is the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the postponement of six matches in the third round of the AFC Champions League group stage, including matches in the UAE, Iran and South Korea. and Saudi Arabia in the first week of March, after these countries were also dealing with outbreaks of Covid-19. In addition, AFC also agreed to swap schedules in Group F between Ulsan Hyundai FC (South Korea) and Perth Glory (Australia), which will be played on April 4.3, to 7.4 on Ulsan Munsu.

In addition to discussing the schedule of the AFC Champions League and the upcoming AFC Cup, AFC will also discuss more about how to organize matches in the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia in Asia. , while competing for the Asian Cup 2023 in March, will be affected by the Covid-19 epidemic or not. It is possible that some matches will be played on an unused audience or moved to a suitable venue. In the immediate future, the two matches of China against the Maldives (at home) and Guam (away) on 26 and 31.3 in Group A have been agreed by AFC to move to Thailand to play on Buriram neutral ground.

Other games that are also within the scope of the “can close” or have to move include Iran – Hong Kong (26.3 in Tehran, Group C), Saudi Arabia – Yemen (26.3, Jeddah, Group D), South Korea – Turkmenistan (26.3, Cheonan, group H).

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How many teams have won tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Australia has excelled in overtaking its rivals on Uzbekistan, winning the last ticket of the Asian region to participate in this summer’s Olympics.

Unfortunately for Uzbekistan U23 – the champion of 2018 after defeating the teachers and coach Park Hang-seo, when breathless at a critical time. The idea that the Central Asian team knocked UAE to 5-1 in the quarterfinals will be a match for South Korea in the race to the title of champion. However, teachers and coach Drulovic proved exhausted and “caught cards”, suddenly collapsed at the stage of deciding to win tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the semi-finals, U23 Saudi Arabia with an effective counter-attacking style played a “final blow” in the 87th minute, making Uzbekistan “disillusioned” with the championship. The bronze medal match is also very similar to the scenario in the semi-finals. Uzbekistan dominated and constantly had chances to score but were inefficient. D’Agostino striker in an ecstatic ball situation tore the goalkeeper Nematov, setting up a 1-0 victory for Australia.

Thus, U23 Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia are three representatives of Asian football competed at the Summer Olympics 2020. Justice that judges this as a fair and reasonable result. Socceroos, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have shown the experience and seasoned bravery of the team forged through many major tournaments. Plus host U23 Japan, Asia is the area with many teams competing in the Summer Olympics.

The European region also identified four names to win tickets to this year’s Tokyo Olympics. These are France, Romania, Germany and Spain. In the U23 finals in Europe, Spain won the victory over the German team with a score of 2-1, thereby winning the championship for the fifth time. The remaining two tickets belong to France and Romania after losing in the semi-finals.

The other four teams that qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers are South Africa, Ivory Coast, Egypt (Africa region) and New Zealand (Oceania region). Up to this point, the first 12 teams to compete in the Tokyo Summer Olympics are Japan (host), South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Spain, Germany, France, Romania, Egypt. , Ivory Coast, South Africa, New Zealand.

The last four tickets belong to South America, ending the qualifier on February 9 and Concacaf. Currently Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile are the 4 dominant teams in South America while the U23 Concacaf final will be played from March 20 to 1/4.

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South Korea gets into the final of the U23 Asian Championship 2020

Convincing a 2-0 victory over U23 Australia in the semi-finals of the U23 Asian Championship 2020 on January 22, U23 South Korea followed U23 Saudi Arabia to win the second ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Different from the first semi-final held on January 22, when defending champion Uzbekistan became the former King of the Asian U23 Championship because of being defeated with a score of 0-1 by Saudi Arabia, the ticket match to the final between Korea and Australia took place thrilling and dramatic by the level and level of two Asian football powers.

Overcoming physical strength, endurance, the Korean players won a convincing victory against U23 Australia with two goals from Kim Dae-won and Lee Dong-gyeong in the second half. U23 Australia in the semi-finals helped South Korea extend the series of victories in U23 Asian Cup to 5 and won the official ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, setting a record of continuous participation in the Olympics since 1988.

Coach Kim Hak-bum’s teachers showed a variety of attacking styles based on the speed and superior technique of the young talents. It was the flowery play that helped the Korean U23 2nd to reach the finals of the Asian U23 tournament after 4 times.

U23 South Korea will face U23 Saudi Arabia in the final of the U23 Asian Championship 2020 which takes place on January 26 but before that, it will be the final third-class war and the third ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games between Australia and Uzbekistan. (25-1).

U23 Asian Cup 2020: South Korea aims for the final

As the only team to win after 4 matches, scoring 7 goals and conceding 3 times, U23 South Korea was evaluated “unmatched” at the U23 Asian Championship in 2020 with current level and style.

After the quarterfinals, experts say this U23 Asian Championship final will be a rematch between Uzbekistan and South Korea. In the group stage, coach Kim Hak-bum and his teachers claimed the debt lost in the 2018 tournament by a 2-1 final victory over the defending champions.