Unlike previous tournaments, the media will not be allowed to cover the training sessions of the entire soccer team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, including Hwang Sun-hong.

“The principle of not allowing (journalists) to enter the training grounds during the entire tournament will apply,” an official from the Korea Football Association said on Sunday, adding, “The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed that no media will be allowed to cover team training.”

“The Hangzhou Asian Games is organized by the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, but the AFC is responsible for the operational aspects (of football),” he said. “The AFC has requested access to the training grounds several times, but the response has been negative. No specific reason was given,” he added.

The South Korean national soccer team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, arrived in China the day before and is scheduled to hold its first training session at a school near Jinhua, Zhejiang province, this afternoon, meaning the media will not be able to cover the event.

The Korean Football Association is also baffled.

“We are puzzled that these operational details have not been communicated to us (directly),” said an official from the Football Association, adding, “We were also informed that the official press conferences for coaches and players, which are usually held a day before the group stage matches, will not be held this time.”

Hwang Sun-hong watches his players
(Paju = Yonhap News) Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Hangzhou Asian Games football team, watches the players during training at the NFC (National Team Training Center) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on Thursday.카지노

In an effort to convey the athletes’ determination to compete in the Games, federations are taking measures such as setting aside a separate area before training to give them the opportunity to meet with the media.

At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, various locations were open to the media, including the Bandung University of Technology stadium in Bandung, West Java, where the team practiced during the group stage.

Local media were also given the opportunity to check out the condition of the grass at the Sisalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, which hosted the first match against Bahrain.

Hwang Sun-hong will take on Kuwait at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Jinhua Stadium, about 140 kilometers southwest of Hangzhou, in their first Group E match of the tournament.

South Korea, which won back-to-back gold medals in Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang in 2018, will be looking to win its first three consecutive titles at the tournament.

Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who will play the role of ‘ace’, will not arrive in the country until the evening of the 20th and will join the squad on the 21st.

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