The storks will go into the highly anticipated Korea-Japan match with their wings intact.
After suffering an injury against Uzbekistan, Hwangseon Hongho’s key wing Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan) returned to training on the eve of the Korea-Japan match.
Uhm Won-sang participated in the team’s training session at the Huanglong Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, at 7 p.m. (KST) on June 6.
Uhm Won-sang injured her left ankle in a “back tackle” by an opponent late in the fourth quarterfinal match between Uzbekistan and Hangzhou at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on Thursday.
After being substituted off the field, Uhm Won-sang was carried by the national team staff to the bus after the game, raising fears of a serious injury. That day, South Korea advanced to the final with a 2-1 win thanks to a multi-goal performance from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart).
A day later, after being examined at a hospital in Hangzhou, Uhm was diagnosed with a “mild left ankle sprain”. The word “mild” meant that his chances of playing were open. “We will decide on his participation in the final after observing his progress,” the KFA said.
Uhm Won-sang took five days off with the team. The next day, she joined her teammates in training, looking cheerful as she ate pork belly and yukgaejang in the city. She jogged lightly and practiced ball-touching as usual. She is expected to play. 스포츠토토
However, the coaching staff will check her exact physical condition until the day of the game to determine her availability and timing.
Uhm Won-sang has been a key right back for South Korea at the tournament, exploding for two goals to help the team reach the final.
She led the attack on the right side with her sharp movements, cutbacks, and crosses into the opponent’s backline. It was Uhm Won-sang who assisted Jung Woo-young’s first goal in the first five minutes of the match against Uzbekistan.
Jung made no secret of his desire to see his ‘Clockwork Ceremony’ partner, Uhm Won-sang, return soon to play in the final. The pair will be back in action in the final against arch-rivals Japan on July 7 at 9 p.m. at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium.