‘Captain of the Friendly Hands’ awards, circling the field alone at the end of the interview to greet fans

South Korea’s home match against Thailand in the third match of Group C of the Asian qualifying round for the 2026 FIFA World Cup North America on June 21 at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. The media and fans’ eyes were focused on Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain).

The match ended in a rather disappointing 1-1 result. After scoring the first goal, the South Korean national soccer team captain was named Man of the Match. After giving a televised interview, Son walked around the field until the end, bowing and applauding the fans who had stayed in their seats in the March chill. As he slowly circled all four sides of the stadium, he greeted the fans with a smile on his face, 안전카지노사이트 and they continued to cheer.

The national team was heavily criticized after a shocking quarterfinal exit at the 2023 Asian Cup in Qatar, which concluded last month, with head coach Jürgen Klinsmann stepping down following a disappointing leadership performance and a controversy over Lee Kang-in’s sub-par performance against captain Son Heung-min.

Lee was introduced on the scoreboard before the game, and while the boos were not as loud as they had been in the past, the volume of the chanting increased when he came on as a substitute shortly after the score was 1-1. Lee Kang-in was deployed on the right flank in the match and showed a lot of movement. He and Son Heung-min combined on a couple of occasions to create chances, but were unable to find the back of the net.

After the game, Lee circled the field with his teammates and greeted the crowd. Before heading into the locker room, he acknowledged the supporters’ section that was chanting his name.

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