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“The final will be a Korean-Japanese match,” predicts KBS soccer commentator
Lee Young-pyo of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
In a behind-the-scenes video on KBS Sports YouTube, he thrilled soccer fans by
predicting a “3-0” score for South Korea’s third group game against Bahrain,
showing off his pinpoint accuracy. He also made a “tweezer prediction” for the
third game between North Korea and Indonesia in Group F, saying, “I don’t think
North Korea will lose to Indonesia.” In fact, North Korea beat Indonesia 1-0 to top
the group and win the 16th place match. In fact, North Korea defeated Indonesia
1-0 to top the group and advance to the round of 16.
On the 26th, Lee Young-pyo also voiced his concerns, predicting China as South
Korea’s quarterfinal opponent. “The atmosphere in China is quite good right now.
One thing I’m worried about is that China is at home and they don’t have a VAR
(video assistant referee). If we meet them in the quarterfinals, we’ll have to
completely dominate them, because even if there’s an incorrect call, we can only
let it go. It has the potential to be a very difficult match.”
The duo went on to say, “Coming to China, the technology is incredible. I was
surprised to see a system where you don’t have to use cash and everything is
done with a cell phone,” and expressed their disappointment with China’s lack of
VAR at the Asian Games. “In a match against China, you can’t give the referee any
room to intervene. I will support the national soccer team to defeat the opponent
cleanly and go up without controversy,” he said.
Lee also predicted Saudi Arabia as Korea’s quarterfinal opponent. “I think
Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia will play in the quarterfinals. Uzbekistan has been
very strong in the recent Asian Games, and Saudi Arabia is a traditional
powerhouse. If I had to choose, I think Saudi Arabia will win.”
Caster Nam Hyun-jong
Cautiously mentioned, “So, you meet Saudi Arabia and beat them, and in the
final…you’re the one?” “Honestly, what’s the point of predicting something that
has no chance of being correct?” said Lee Young-pyo, looking embarrassed and
uncharacteristically ‘tweezers’. Along with Nam Hyun-jong’s comment, “It’s fun
when there’s actually a Korea-Japan match in the final, right?”, Lee Young-pyo
raised the anticipation with his predictions for the quarterfinal match between