Under-22 (U22) Korea national soccer team goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon made fantastic saves in a row against Iraq. 

The U-22 Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Seon-hong, defeated Iraq 1-0 in the Doha Cup U-22 friendly match held at the Qatar Club Stadium on the 26th at 2:30 am (Korean time). This was the second consecutive win following the 3-0 win over Oman. 

Kim Jeong-hoon also started for the first time on the day and made an impressive performance. Coach Hwang Seon-hong put forward a completely different starting list compared to the previous match against Oman. Um Ji-seong, who scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the match against Oman, as well as Lee Jin-yong and Ahn Jae-joon, were all missing, and goalkeeper Baek Jong-beom was replaced by Kim Jeong-hoon.

In the first half, Kim Jung-Hoon blocked all of Iraq’s shots and did not concede a goal. In the 27th minute of the first half, center back Park Kyu-hyeon lost the ball in a dangerous area, and Iraq striker Muntader Abdullamer took a shot from inside the box. However, Kim Jung-hoon stably caught it and passed the crisis. 

The save in the 37th minute of the first half was the highlight. Iraq pierced the left side of Korea with organic pass work. Hussein Abdullah penetrated the right side of the box and gave up a backheel pass, and Marco Parzi, who caught it, took a chance that was no different from the goalkeeper. Parji immediately took a shot, but Kim Jung-hoon, who narrowed the angle in advance, hit the ball with quick reflexes. Iraqi players all held their heads in regret.  먹튀검증

He did not lose his concentration until the end of the second half. In the extra time of the second half when Ko Young-Jun’s opening goal led 1-0, Iraq made three passes into Korea’s penalty box, but Kim Jung-Hun jumped out and kicked the ball away. It was a scene that stood out for judgment. 

Kim Jung-hoon is from Jeonbuk youth and entered the K-League stage in 2019. In the 2021 season, he joined Gimcheon Sangmu for his military service and gained his professional experience. He returned to Jeonbuk after completing his military service this year and is competing with Jeong Min-gi as the starting pitcher. 

On the other hand, Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho, who succeeded in winning 2 consecutive games thanks to Kim Jung-Hun’s performance, will finish the tournament with the ranking game on the 29th. The opponent has not been decided yet. 

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