[Official] ‘Hwang Seung-ho’s trusted man’ Baek Seung-ho to captain Hangzhou AG… Vice-captain Lee Jae-ik ‘runs for 3 consecutive golds’

Baek Seung-ho (26, North Korea Hyundai) has been named captain of Hwang Sun-hong’s team.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on June 6, “Baek Seung-ho has been named captain of the Asian Games team led by coach Hwang Sun-hong. The vice-captain will be Lee Jae-ik (24-Seoul Eland),” the KFA officially announced.

Baek Seung-ho, Hwang’s “eldest brother,” will participate in the tournament as a wild card along with Park Jin-seop and Seol Young-woo.

Baek Seung-ho, who grew up in the world-renowned Barcelona (Spain) youth team, played for Girona (Spain) and Darmstadt (Germany) before joining Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2021. He won the league title in his debut season and lifted the FA Cup last season. He has made 77 appearances in the K League, scoring nine goals and providing six assists.

Last year, he participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scoring a goal against Brazil. In the round of 16 against Brazil, he came on as a second-half substitute after trailing 0-4 and scored a powerful right-footed mid-range goal to seal South Korea’s victory.

Baek Seung-ho. /Photo=KFA

Baek Seung-ho roars after scoring a goal during the round of 16 match between South Korea and Brazil at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Baek Seung-ho (center). /Photo=KFA
Prior to his appointment as captain, Baek Seung-ho told News1, “There is a lot of pressure and responsibility for the wild card and the third consecutive tournament. It’s not only me, but also (Park) Jin-seob and Young-woo,” he said, adding, “If the experienced players help each other and prepare well, we will be able to show a good performance. Especially, coach Hwang Sun-hong told us to have as much fun as possible, so we will create a good atmosphere.”

Lee, who won a gold medal at the Jakarta-Palembang Games, also singled out his best friend Baek Seung-ho as a player who can “deliver when it counts” in Hangzhou. Lee told Star News, “I think Baek Seung-ho will do something for me. As a midfielder, he has good passing skills and can score goals, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Lee Jae-ik. /Photo=KFA

Lee Jae-ik. /Photo=KFA

Lee Jae-ik. /Photo=KFA
메이저놀이터Named vice-captain, Lee Jae-ik is a center-back who has spent a lot of time with the U-24s. He played at the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland, where he helped South Korea to a runner-up finish.

The Asian Games squad, which is training in Changwon, will have 12 days to warm up before traveling to Paju NFC on the 13th. They will then depart for China on the 16th. Hwang Sun-hong will compete against Bahrain, Thailand, and Kuwait in Group E of the tournament. The first match will be against Kuwait on the 19th, followed by Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.

Baek Seung-ho. /Photo=KFA

Baek Seung-ho. /Photo=KFA
Hangzhou Asian Games Men’s National Football Team Final Roster

▶ GK : Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon FC), Min Sung-joon (Incheon United), Kim Jung-hoon (Jeonbuk Hyundai)

▶ DF : Park Jin-seop (wild card – Jeonbuk Hyundai), Seol Young-woo (wild card – Ulsan Hyundai), Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden), Lee Jae-ik (Seoul Eland), Lee Han-beom (FC Seoul), Kim Tae-hyun (Vegalta Sendai), Hwang Jae-won (Daegu FC), Choi Jun (Busan I-Park)

MF: Baek Seung-ho (wild card – Jeonbuk Hyundai), Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Jeong Ho-yeon (Gwangju FC), Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Hent), Ko Young-joon (Pohang Steelers), Lee Kang-in (PSG), Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai)

▶FW : Park Jae-yong (FC Anyang) Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon FC) Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Commerce) Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart-Germany)

Head coach Hwang Sun-hong. /Photo=KFA

Hwang Sun-hong, head coach. /Photo=KFA

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