Lee Kang-in joins ‘Hwangseon Hong-ho’ after the match against Dortmund on the 19th, Moving to Hangzhou on the 20th

“Golden Boy” Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) will join the Hangzhou Asian Games soccer team after the 20th.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 15th, “As a result of consultation with Lee Kang-in’s team PSG, Lee Kang-in has finally agreed to join the Asian Games national team after his team’s home game against Dortmund (Germany) on the 19th local time.”

Accordingly, Lee Kang-in will move to Hangzhou, China, on the 20th local time in France and join the Asian Games national team.

KFA has been coordinating with PSG over Lee Kang-in’s transfer. The timing of Lee Kang-in’s joining as a key midfielder for the national soccer team seeking its third consecutive Asian Games was the biggest issue.

On the 13th, KFA received an e-mail from PSG that it would allow the transfer of the Hangzhou Games on the premise of adjusting the schedule for the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in Qatar in January next year.

He then consulted with PSG until late at night on the 14th, and finally received an official answer from the club that he would allow Hwang Sun-hong to join the team on the 20th without any other prerequisites.

According to the schedule, Lee Kang-in is expected to be able to play in the group stage as coach Hwang Sun-hong wishes. Coach Hwang met with reporters at Paju NFC on the 14th and conveyed his wish, “I hope to play at least one or two group matches.”

Hwang Sun-hong, who will leave for Hangzhou on the 16th, will play his first group match against Kuwait on the 19th, followed by Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th.

The match against Thailand will be difficult, but Lee Kang-in, who plays with the Taegeuk mark, is expected to be seen in the match against Bahrain, the last match of the group stage.

South Korea, joined by Lee Kang-in, is aiming for three consecutive gold medals following the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games.