The age of participation in the men’s football category of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games has been confirmed from those born in 1999.
According to the Korea Sports Council and the Korea Football Association on the 17th, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee recently announced that the age limit for men’s football players was ‘born after January 1, 1999’.
The age limit for participating players has been adjusted to 24 years or younger (U-24). As in the Olympics, the Asian Games men’s soccer has an age limit of 23 years old or younger (U-23).
However, up to 3 players per team can be included as wild cards who are not subject to age restrictions.
Accordingly, it is correct that only players born after January 1, 2000 can participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games held this year, but the Asian Games Organizing Committee seems to have referred to the case of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
The Hangzhou Asian Games were supposed to be held last year, but the tournament was postponed for a year due to the Corona 19 pandemic.
In the end, in the aftermath of Corona 19, the age limit was changed from U-23 to U-24, following the precedent of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which was also postponed for one year and held in 2021, so as not to harm the athletes.
As a result, coach Hwang Seon-hong of the Korean U-23 national team, who is trying to win three consecutive Asian Games following Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018, has a wider range of options. 토토사이트
Won-sang Um (Ulsan), Young-wook Cho (Gimcheon), and Jae-hyeon Ko (Daegu), who were runner-up members of the 2019 FIFA Under-20 (U-20) World Cup held in Poland, as well as Europeans Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) and Hong Hyun-seok ( Gent) and others were born in 1999.
Meanwhile, the final entry for this tournament is 22 players, including three goalkeepers, an increase of two from the previous tournament. During the game, players can be replaced from the previous three to a maximum of five (one additional in case of extension) as in the Tokyo Olympics.
The Hangzhou Asian Games will be held from September 23rd to October 8th. Football is held in six cities including Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Shaoxing, Jinhua and Huzhou.
However, men’s football is held before the opening, and begins on September 19, and the final is held on October 7, the day before the closing.