Our baseball and men’s soccer teams will be going for their fourth and third consecutive Asian Games titles, respectively, in Hangzhou.
There’s been a lot of talk and a lot of drama, but these two sports are still the biggest box office draws at the Asian Games.카지노
What are the prospects for the games?
Seokjun Hong is the reporter.
From Guangzhou 2010 to Jakarta 2018, the Korean baseball team has won three consecutive gold medals at the Asian Games.
Given the strength of their opponents, the baseball team needs to win a gold medal to save face.
Japan, the defending WBC champions, fielded a team of unemployed players, while Chinese Taipei fielded a team of professional players, but they are objectively rated below South Korea.
“This Asian Games is all about young players, so we have to play well to show the future of Korean baseball, young ambition, and things like that.”
The South Korean team didn’t have its best lineup either.
“Signature star” Lee Jung-hoo is out with an injury, and it’s unclear if Koo Chang-mo will be able to join the team as he rehabs.
Of the 24 players in the squad, 19 are without military service.
Park Chan-ho, Kim Byung-hyun, Choo Shin-soo and Kim Ha-sung, all of whom received military service privileges for their Asian Games gold medals, are expected to be strong motivators for the players.
The soccer team, which is looking to win its third consecutive title, will have a more thorny path than baseball, as it must overcome archrival Japan.
It’s encouraging that the team’s ace, Lee Kang-in, who was recently injured, has indicated his availability by joining Paris Saint-Germain’s team training.
Much like Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae, who won gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, there are high hopes that Lee Kang-in and other key players will step up their game at the tournament.