The Japan Football Association has increased the intensity of its protests.
Japan’s Nikkan Sports reported on the 3rd that ‘the Japan Football Association submitted a written opinion to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding the incident that occurred in the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) match against North Korea.’ The game in question was the men’s soccer quarterfinals held at the Xiaoshan Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on the 1st. At that time, Japan won 2-1 after a close game against North Korea, 온라인카지노 and the North Korean players ran to the referee after the game ended and strongly protested.
According to Yonhap News, North Korean coach Shin Yong-nam said after the game, “There was a scene in today’s game where two or three players were a little excited and excited about the wrong (referee’s) call,” and “It is true that (the players) were a little excited about the wrong call today.” “I think it’s an insult to soccer if referees are not fair,” he said. At that time, North Korea allowed the winning goal through a penalty kick in the 35th minute of the second half of the 1-1 match. A foul was called in the scene where a Japanese player and a North Korean goalkeeper collided, and immediately after the decision, the North Korean players protested strongly. It was the same even after the game ended. North Korea also received a warning for threatening Japanese staff with their hands when they briefly entered the ground while the game was suspended.
Nikkan Sports said, ‘In this game, North Korea repeated rough play, including dangerous tackles, and received six yellow cards (Japan had two). In the 27th minute of the second half, he snatched a plastic bottle from a Japanese staff member who came into the stadium to hand out drinks and made a threatening gesture by waving his fist.” The Japanese Association stated, ‘We submitted a written opinion regarding the anti-sports behavior, attaching a video of the incident.’ However, the specific scene submitted as a video was not disclosed.