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Lee Kang-in ruled out of September A-match

Lee Kang-in

“The future of Korean soccer” Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) has injured his thigh and will not be able to play in September’s A-match (a match between national teams), 토토사이트 putting his participation in the Hangzhou Asian Games in doubt.

Lee’s club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG-France), announced on its website on Sept. 22 (KST), “Lee has injured his left quadriceps. He will remain on the sidelines until at least the end of the international break.”

PSG did not provide any details on the injury, including when Lee injured the area.

Lee started and played 51 minutes of the second leg away to Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Oct. 20, but the injury was not captured on the broadcast.

Ligue 1 is on an A-match break until Sept. 15, according to French daily Le Parisien.

Both the national team and the Asian Games squad, led by Jürgen Klinsmann and Hwang Sun-hong, are in a state of emergency.

Klinsmann announced at a non-personal press conference on Sept. 17 that he plans to call up Lee Kang-in for the September A match.

Klinsmann answers questions from the media

Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann holds a press conference at the Jongno-gu Soccer Hall in Seoul, South Korea, 스포츠토토 on the afternoon of June 22 to give an overall assessment of the four A-Match matches and the future direction of the national team.

For Klinsmann, who hasn’t won a game since taking over, the departure of Lee Kang-in, who is a big part of the offense after Son Heung-min (Tottenham), is particularly painful.

It’s also a blow to Hwang, who wants Lee more than anyone to join the team.

Hwang wanted to call up Lee for the Asian Games squad, which convenes at the start of the A-match period in September, but had to give way to Klinsmann.

It seemed that the issue of Lee Kang-in’s departure had been resolved with the announcement of Klinsmann’s selection and Hwang’s arrival, but there was an unexpected twist.

If PSG’s announcement is true, the out-of-form ‘ace’ will only join the squad just before the Asian Games if he is able to recover by September 15.

Hwang will open his Asian Games campaign on Sept. 19 against Kuwait in Group E. He will then face Thailand on Sept. 21 and Bahrain on Sept. 24. They will then face Thailand on Sept. 21 and Bahrain on Sept. 24.

The Asian Games and Olympic Games are not mandatory for teams to release players.

However, Klinsmann revealed that “when Lee signed his contract with PSG, they cleverly put in a clause that the club would have to release him for the Asian Games.”

Hwang Sun-hong answers questions
Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Hangzhou Asian Games soccer team, answers questions from the media after announcing the final roster of the men’s soccer team for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games at a press conference at the Jongno Football Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul, 스포츠토토맨 Thursday afternoon.

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