Haniljeon 한일전 alert: If you’re on the east coast of the US of A like I am, set your alarms early because South Korea’s Taeguk Warriors are set to play Japan Tuesday morning at 5:30am EST. Bloody hell, it’s an early one, but if you’re on the other other side of the pond, game time there is 7:00pm Korea time. It’s the AFC U-16 Championship group stage match. Yesterday early South Korea beat North Korea 3-0. Forward Hwang Hee Chan got the hat trick. He also received a yellow card in the game.
It looks like the AFC is providing streaming for the game at http://www.ustream.tv/afcu16
[UPDATE: 2nd half underway. So far so good for U-16 Taeguk Warriors: score S Korea 2-1 Japan with HWANG HEE CHAN and CHOI JUYONG finding the back of the net. LIVE Twitter updates at taeguk_warrior ]
Tomorrow I’ll try to give an update on the game. In the meantime, the Koreans Footballers Abroad blog has a concise update on all Koreans seeing action last weekend (in one word: epic!) plus a checklist of teams featuring Koreans abroad playing games midweek on Tuesday and Wednesday Check it out here.
Lastly, I will have to update some of my previous posts, but add another impressive stat: it appears that Park Chu-Young is the first Taeguk Warrior to score a goal in La Liga history. Nice! Tavern closing early -time for sleep and dreaming of more Haniljeon victories tomorrow!