South Korea emerges victorious over Kuwait in the Asian Games

    South Korea’s Olympic team scored nine goals against Kuwait on Tuesday in the opening Asian Games soccer competition in Hangzhou, China.

    The football matches are traditionally held in the days leading up to the opening of the Asian Games, scheduled for September 23, and this year will be the biggest ever, with 12,500 male and female athletes from 45 countries and regions taking part.

    South Korean striker Woo Young-jeong established himself as the star of the match, scoring 3 goals in his country’s 9-0 win.

    Group 5 also includes Bahrain and Thailand, who played out a 1-1 draw.

    Saudi Arabia began their campaign in the second group with a goalless draw against political rivals Iran, while Vietnam defeated Mongolia 4–2.

    China dealt a heavy blow to the hosts in Group 1 with a 5-1 win over India, while Myanmar beat Bangladesh 1-0.

    North Korea, returning to world sporting events after a three-year absence, made a strong start by beating Taiwan 2-0 in Group 6, which saw Indonesia beat Kyrgyzstan by the same score.

    It is noteworthy that the football teams at the Asian Games consist of players under 23 years of age, but each team has the right to field three players over this age.

    Source: Agencies

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