“Heung-min Son avoided a red card when it was clear he was going to be penalized”

September 13, 2023 | by

It was an incomprehensible call.

Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korea won 1-0 against Saudi Arabia in an A-match trial at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, at 1:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Son Heung-min exploded for a hat-trick in his last game for his former club Burnley FC. He has carried that form over to the national team, where he created seven chances. 온라인카지노

On this occasion, Heung-min was even able to score an offensive point. In the 33rd minute, he found himself with a perfect one-on-one opportunity after getting behind the opposing defense. With the ball in play, a defender’s tackle hit Son’s ankle. Son went down, but no penalty was called.

Alasdair Gold, a journalist for the British publication Football London, also questioned the call. “The most obvious penalty I’ve ever seen for the South Korean national team wasn’t given, and the defender avoided a red card (for blocking a clear chance),” Gold wrote on social media that same day.


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