|Hwang Hee-chan, the men’s national football team ahead of the evaluation match with Qatar, is training at the Maria Enchersdorf BSFZ Arena in Austria on the 16th (local time). (Korean Football Association-Yonhap News)|
Amidst the direct hit of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the football national team, which went to Austria, was further tested positive for Corona 19, attacker Hwang Hee-chan (Leipzig).
On the afternoon of the 18th, the Korean Football Association said, “Hwang Hee-chan and one staff member were additionally confirmed in the Corona 19 Gene Amplification (PCR) test conducted after the evaluation with Qatar on the 17th.”
As a result, the number of corona19 confirmed in the national team that played a friendly match with Mexico and Qatar in Austria increased to 10 (7 players and 3 staff).
In the Corona 19 diagnostic test conducted on the 13th, ahead of the Mexico War (15th), Kwon Chang-hoon (Freiburg), Lee Dong-jun (Busan I-Park), Jo Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Hwang In-beom (Rubin Kazan) and one staff member were positive. At the retest on the 14th, Moon-Hwan Kim (Busan) and Sang-Ho Na (Seongnam FC) were further tested positive.
In a diagnostic test conducted one day before the Qatari War, one staff member tested positive.
Hee-chan Hwang started the evaluation match against Qatar at the BSFZ Arena in Maria Enchersdorf in Austria on the 17th and scored the first goal in 16 seconds of kick-off, setting the record for the shortest time scored in an A match for the Korean national team, leading a 2-1 victory. .
Hwang Hee-chan played until the second half of the day and was replaced.
After the Qatar match, the overseas team returned to their local team, and FC Seoul, Ulsan, and Jeonbuk Hyundai players who participated in the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Champions League also moved to Doha, Qatar.
Players and employees who have been tested positive for Corona 19 remain in Austria and are continuing self-quarantine, and the Football Association is pushing for a plan to promptly return them by chartering a charter.
Five of the players who were judged negative will depart Austria on this day, pass through Frankfurt, Germany, and enter Incheon Airport on the afternoon of the 19th. (yunhap news)