The Colombian media criticized the play of Matheus Uribe, who tackled Korean national soccer team striker Cho Kyu-seong excessively, causing a collision between players from both teams during the game. They saw it too.
The Korean national soccer team, 안전놀이터led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 against Colombia in a friendly match for the national soccer team invited by Hana Bank, which kicked off at 8:15 pm on the 24th. Korea took the lead thanks to Son Heung-min’s two goals in the 10th minute and 45+2 minutes of the first half, but James Rodriguez scored two goals in the second half and Jorge Carrascal in the 4th minute.
There is a scene that drew the most attention from fans in this match. It was a clash between players from both teams in the 27th minute of the first half near the Colombia camp box. To be precise, Cho Kyu-sung, who was without the ball, was pushed down by Uribe who was behind him. An angry Hwang In-beom rushed at Uribe, and Hwang In-beom’s Olympiacos colleague Hames Rodriguez, who saw him, was directed to stop it.
The Colombian media <Gol Caracol> highlighted the scene with the headline “Uribe went too far. Rough foul against a Korean player without the ball.” <Gol Karakol> explained the situation at the time, “Uribe tackled Korean player Kyu-Sung Cho hard in the 27th minute of the game. Cho Kyu-Sung fouled without the ball and a physical fight ensued immediately.”
“One of the players who criticized Uribe’s behavior the most was Hwang In-beom, a colleague of Hames’ Olympiacos,” he said. said Hames, emphasizing that he had intervened.
He also emphasized that other Colombian players also tried to prevent further clashes between Uribe and Korean players, saying, “Some Korean players continued to attack, and other Colombian players told Uribe to calm down and lower his voice.”
Meanwhile, Colombia, which finished its match against South Korea, will face off against the Japanese national soccer team on the 28th at Yodoku Sakura Stadium in Osaka.