The U-24 and U-22 national teams, led by Hwang Sun-hong, will compete in the first Asian qualifiers for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and 2024 Paris Olympics, as well as the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup. While the U-24 and U-22 national teams are away, the K League will continue as normal. The odds are stacked against each team.
In the K League 1, seven teams are battling for a top-six finish, the minimum to qualify for Group A of the split round, from third-place Gwangju FC to Jeonbuk Hyundai (42 points), FC Seoul~Incheon United (40 points), Daegu FC (38 points), Daejeon Hana Citizens (37 points), and Jeju United (34 points). In K League 2, leader Gimcheon Commerce (51 points), Busan I-Park (50 points), Gyeongnam FC, Bucheon FC 1995, Gimpo FC (45 points), and FC Anyang (42 points) are all chasing the promotion ticket, which is awarded to up to three teams.
The U-24 team will convene on September 4 and play up to October 7 at the Hangzhou Asian Games. The U-22 team has already convened in Changwon on August 28 and will compete in the first Asian qualifier for the Paris Olympics from September 6-12. The K League 1 and 2 teams, which are desperate to qualify for Group A of the split-round and gain promotion, respectively, face a big variable. 온라인카지노
Players called up to the U-22 national team will be ineligible to play in the K League games on September 1-3. Twelve of them – Kim Jung-hoon (Jeonbuk), Min Kyung-hyun (Incheon), Lee Tae-seok, Kim Shin-jin, Baek Jong-beom (Seoul), Lee Jin-yong (Daegu), Uhm Ji-seong, Heo Yul (Gwangju), Cho Woo-je (Busan), and Son Seong-kwan (Bucheon) – are classified as first-team players in their respective clubs.
The U-24 national team is even worse. Kim Jung-hoon, Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Park Jin-seop, Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk), Seol Young-woo, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Jeong Ho-yeon (Gwangju), Ko Young-joon (Pohang), and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu) are among the 15 players who are mainstays at their clubs. Each club, including Jeonbuk, which has five players on the bench, will be without them for up to five games, leaving them scrambling to find alternatives. With the season more than two-thirds over, the success of each club will depend on how they handle this period.