The inside was first revealed in action, not words, just before the explosion. As soon as he sat down, he drank half of the water bottle, and after taking out the first words, he poured the other half back into his mouth while the interpreter proceeded. 토토 The scene of bringing a new bottle of water with occasional steps around was noticeable.
It was a press conference shortly after the women’s quarterfinal inter-Korean match at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games on the 30th of last month, when Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, was soaked by sudden heavy rain. Colin Bell, head coach of the Korean women’s national soccer team, began to express anger that could not be calmed down.
Immediately after losing 1-4 to North Korea, he said, I try to be as calm as possible when I play an emotionally intense game like this. It started well, and North Korea equalized. It was a great game for everyone, but suddenly something absurd happened, he said.
The absurd thing Bell mentioned was the exit of Son Hwa-yeon Hyundai Steel in the 41st minute of the first half when he also faced 1-1. Son Hwa-yeon, who was warned once in the 12th minute of the first half, had to leave the ground after receiving a second warning out for committing a foul on the opposing goalkeeper.
Coach Bell said, The long ball came over from the back, and the striker Son Hwa-yeon headed forward to hit the ball on his head. The opposing goalkeeper ran out with his fist up for punching. I think there was a little conflict, but the referee decided to take charge of the game. The referee destroyed what could have been a great game, he stressed.
The match was played by Thai referees, except for Japanese fans. I don’t understand, Bell said. The World Cup was a few weeks ago, I asked the referee if he had ever played in a World Cup. I said I didn’t, but we could see the reason in the game, he sarcastically said.
It was hard to believe that the remarks came from coach Bell, who has only used refined expressions since he took the helm of Korean soccer in 2019. As such, both coaches and players were disappointed by the low-quality referee’s decision.
Ji So-yeon 32, Suwon FC, who played in 150 A matches, also met with reporters at the mixed zone and said, Hwayeon’s exit is ridiculous, adding, I thought it would be worth it if I fought with North Korean players for the entire 90 minutes, but the referee decided the game. I once said.
Bell’s tongue-tipped blade was also directed to the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, which created an unfair environment. In women’s soccer, a total of 16 teams participated, but they pointed out that they did not play the group stage in 4 groups of 4 teams each.
Originally, 17 teams were going to compete for the championship, but Cambodia gave up participation just before the tournament, which was twisted. The organizing committee seemed to feel burdened by the growing confusion, with four teams competing in Group D and E, which includes South Korea and Japan, while the rest of Group A and Group B, which includes North Korea, allocated only two teams.
We only had one day to prepare from the end of the group league to the quarterfinals, Bell said. There is no problem if 16 teams participate in the tournament and four teams are divided into four groups. However, there was a group North Korea with two teams, and we had the previous game 48 hours ago, he said.
Bell reiterated the fairness of football. I said at the last press conference that I was a fair sportsman. I want a fair sport I want an aggressive, rough, but fair sport. Today’s situation is the opposite. I want everyone to be informed of this situation. This game was not fair, he said.
The referee was a game changer. And tournaments should always have the best judges and the best organizations in charge. Please let me compete fairly in the next competition. I want to meet the organizing committee, he added.
What is unfortunate is that Bell and his players may be caught up in the aftermath of the game. In soccer, it is taboo to officially comment on referee decisions. Ji So-yeon, who is well aware of this fact, said, I think I may be disciplined, adding, I’m so excited that I complained to the referee and said harsh things after the game, so I don’t know what the result will be. I think the referee should also be disciplined sufficiently.
After the press conference, there was a sudden downpour, as if to console coach Bell and the player’s unfair feelings. I hope those who leave without saying proper greetings will prepare well for the second qualifying round for the upcoming Paris Olympics.