‘It’s more thrilling to win Japan’… Korean men’s hockey wins World Cup for the first time in 13 years

Korean men’s hockey team enjoyed the thrill of winning the World Cup for the first time in 13 years since 2010, defeating Japan, the ‘rival’, thanks to Lee Jung-jun (Seongnam City Hall) scoring two goals alone. 

The Korean men’s hockey team, led by coach Shin Seok-gyo, defeated Japan 2-1 in the second round of Group B on the 5th day of the 15th International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, India on the 17th (local time). defeated

With a record of 1 win and 1 loss, Korea has increased the possibility of advancing to the quarterfinals for 2nd and 3rd place in the group. 스포츠토토

Korea is in Group B along with Belgium, Germany and Japan, and will play the final match against Germany on the 20th.

This is the first time in 13 years since the 2010 tournament that Korean men’s hockey has won the World Cup finals.

The 2014 tournament ended with 1 draw and 5 losses, and in 2018 they failed to advance to the finals.

Korea gave up a goal to Gen Nagayoshi of Japan in the first minute of the game, but Lee Jung-jun scored two goals alone in the 9th minute of the 1st quarter and the 9th minute of the 2nd quarter to turn the game around.

South Korea’s fourth place in 2002 and 2006 is the best ever achieved in the Men’s Hockey World Cup.

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