Players born in 1999 (24 years old) can participate in men’s football at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The Korea Sports Association and 안전놀이터 the Korea Football Association announced on the 17th that the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee had raised the age proposal for male soccer players to ‘born on or after January 1, 1999’.
According to the rules, players under the age of 23 can participate in men’s football at the Asian Games. However, in the case of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, the holding was postponed due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and the decision was made. In the end, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee changed the age of participation to those born in 1999.
According to the decision of the organizing committee, the under-23 national team led by head coach Hwang Seon-hong has a more relaxed composition of players.
In particular, the attacking team has gained strength. Jung Woo-young (Freiburg), Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Um Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), and Jo Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu) were able to participate. Also, Hong Hyeon-seok (Hent), who is highly anticipated on the European stage, was born in 1999 and is of an age where he can participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Korea will challenge for a third consecutive victory in this tournament. In 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games consecutively reached the top.
In particular, since special military service benefits are given, those born in 1999 must wage an all-out war.