The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be postponed for one year, will increase the age limit for male soccer players from 23 to 24. Due to COVID-19, the tournament has been postponed for a year.
According to the Korea Sports Association and the Korea Football Association on the 17th, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee sent an official letter saying that players born after January 1, 1999 are eligible for men’s football.
Originally, the Asian Games, like the Olympics, were competitions for players under the age of 23 (U-23), but the Tokyo Olympics were postponed for one year due to Corona 19, so U-24 players participated like this Asian Games. There are three players in the squad who are over 24 years of age (wild cards).
Some players benefit from the expansion of the age limit. Europeans such as Jung Woo-young (SC Freiburg) and Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent), as well as Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai), and Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Managing Director) were born in 1999.
According to Article 33, Paragraph 7 of the Military Service Act, if you win a gold medal in the Asian Games, you are subject to transfer to arts and sports personnel. Previously, players who won gold medals in men’s football at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games were incorporated as physical education personnel. 메이저사이트
The face of the members of the 2022 competition is not pushed back compared to the previous two competitions. In addition to the 24-year-old players, Lee Kang-in (RCD Mallorca) and Yang Hyeon-jun (Gangwon FC) are expected to participate in the competition.
Entries will also increase compared to the 2018 competition. Initially, there was a limit of 20 players including 3 wild cards, but a total of 22 players will participate in this tournament. The number of replacement cards has also been increased from 3 to 5.
Meanwhile, the Hangzhou Asian Games will be held from September 23rd to October 8th.