Lee Kang-in (22) has been confirmed to join the Korean Asian Games soccer team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong. However, he was excluded from the home game roster of his team, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
On the 15th, PSG revealed the names of 20 players who will play in the 5th round Ligue 1 match against OGC Nice to be held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France at 4 a.m. on the 16th (Korean time).
Ace Kylian Mbappe, Ashraf Hakimi, Manuel Ugarte, Marquinhos, Randal Kolo Muani, Milan Skriniar, and Vitinha are preparing for the game. Even Mbappe’s younger brother Ethan was included.
But Lee Kang-in’s name was not there. Lee Kang-in started as a starter in the second round of Ligue 1 against Toulouse on the 20th of last month. However, in the 6th minute of the second half, he was replaced by Kylian Mbappe and left the stadium. Afterwards, he had to rest for almost a month until the A-match break due to a left quadriceps injury.
Lee Kang-in returned to team training normally after completing his final rehabilitation on the 12th. Accordingly, the possibility of a match against Nice was predicted. However, PSG coach Luis Enrique decided not to force Lee Kang-in.
In fact, Lee Kang-in’s absence from the Nice match had already been leaked by Hwang Sun-hong, the coach of the Asian Games national team. Regarding Lee Kang-in’s current condition, Coach Hwang said, “We will only know once he appears in the game,” but added, “I heard that he will not play in the Reese game. He has recovered from his injury, but it seems to be a condition issue.”
The issue of Lee Kang-in joining Hwang Seon-hong continued to come up. Since the Asian Games are not a competition organized by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), there is no need for teams to provide players. Therefore, Lee Kang-in could join only with permission from his team, PSG.
In the end, the association announced on this day, “We announce that a final agreement was reached on the night of the 14th, Korean time, for Lee Kang-in to join the Asian Games national team after PSG’s home game against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on the 19th, French local time.” The timing of joining was announced.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong filled in the final puzzle to achieve three consecutive wins in the tournament, which includes Incheon and Jakarta-Palembang. Lee Kang-in was able to seize the opportunity to receive military service benefits along with the gold medal. PSG can also reflect this in calculating the transfer fee in the future if Lee Kang-in resolves his military service issue. 소닉카지노
Lee Kang-in is likely to appear in the match against Dortmund on the 20th. Lee Kang-in is expected to join Hangzhou, China, where the Asian Games will be held, immediately after the Dortmund game.
If Lee Kang-in boards the Hwang Seon-hong as scheduled, he can play in the second group match against Thailand on the 21st. However, there is a high possibility that they will play in the final group match against Bahrain on the 24th.