The anti-war SNS (social network service) story of Uzbekistan soccer player Abdu-Rauf Buriyev, who injured members of the Korean national soccer team with a rough tackle, is becoming a hot topic.
The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games national football team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, won 2-1 in the semifinals against Uzbekistan held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 4th.
Hwang Seon-hong advanced to the finals thanks to multiple goals from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), but was threatened by Uzbekistan’s rough play throughout the game.
The Uzbekistan players not only committed dangerous fouls, but also made stabs with their hands, making those watching the game uncomfortable.
In particular, in the 16th minute of the second half, Eom Won-sang fell due to a back tackle by Ibrohim Khalil Yuldashev and suffered an ankle injury. After knocking down Eom Won-sang, Chef Yulda grabbed his ball and threw it on the ground as if he felt unfair. Eom Won-sang was eventually replaced by Ahn Jae-jun (Bucheon) in the 21st minute of the second half.스포츠토토
Uzbekistan’s threatening performance did not stop there. In the 27th minute of the second half, Abdu-Rauf Buriev made a reckless tackle on Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu), who was infiltrating, and Cho Young-wook suffered.
Abdurauf Buryev was tackled himself and lay down complaining of pain and did not get up. However, the referee gave Abdu-Rauf Buryev a yellow card, and he was sent off for accumulating yellow cards.
After the game, Korean soccer fans criticized the Uzbekistan soccer players, calling them “thug soccer” and “murderous tackles.” However, when Abdu-Rauf Buriyev’s SNS was revealed, public opinion was met with a ‘reverse’ attitude.
Abdu-Rauf Buriyev carefully organized photos from the time he visited Korea for an evaluation match in September of last year along with a Taegeukgi emoticon in his Instagram highlights.
Above all, netizens reacted to the addition of the phrase “Suwon Station” and a Taegeukgi-shaped emoticon to a photo taken in front of Suwon Station in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, such as “It turns out that you admired Korea?” and “It’s amazing to see the Taegeukgi at Suwon Station.”
Meanwhile, Hwang Seon-hong will play the final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Japan at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium at 9 p.m. (Korean time) on the 7th.