In the first Korea-Japan University Soccer Junior Championship held in Tokyo, Japan, Incheon University, which represented Korea, lost to Tsukuba University in Japan.
Incheon University, led by acting head coach Choi Kwang-hoon, lost 1-5 in the 1st Korea-Japan 1st and 2nd Year Championship against Tsukuba University held at Urayasu Stadium in Chiba Prefecture, Japan on the 20th.
This tournament, which was newly established during the Denso Cup, a regular college football match between Korea and Japan, aims to produce more promising football players from both countries while expanding the exchange of younger players.
Incheon National University won the 19th 1st and 2nd grade soccer tournament held in Tongyeong, Gyeongnam last January and earned the qualification to represent Korea. Tsukuba University won the regional qualifier in Japan, in which 12 teams participated. The current head coach of Tsukuba University is Hirayama Sota, who gained popularity as a “Japanese monster striker” in the 2000s. Coach Hirayama dropped out of the University of Tsukuba, debuted as a professional early on, and played on European stages such as Heracles in the Netherlands. 메이저사이트
Head coach Hirayama enjoyed high-flying play during his active career, but Tsukuba under his command boasted a fast-tempo rear build-up from the beginning. Incheon National University countered with strong pressure and side attacks. In the 15th minute of the first half, striker Shin Dong-hoon attempted a right-footed mid-range shot, recording the first shot for both teams and competing equally. However, in the 21st minute of the first half, the balance was broken by giving up the opening goal from a corner kick opportunity to Tsukuba University. Soki Tamura’s corner kick was dropped to the head by Okita Sora and Masato Handai pushed it in with his right foot.
In the 42nd minute of the first half, Incheon University gave up an additional goal to the University of Tsukuba, who gained momentum. Goalkeeper Kang Dae-gyu forwarded a forward pass to a fellow defender from the rear, and Masato quickly pressed the ball and finished it with his right foot after winning the ball.