South Korea’s men’s hockey team has been eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. South Korea lost 3-5 to India in the men’s hockey semifinal at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Thursday at the Archer Canal Sports Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. South Korea, attempting to return to the Asian Games after a 17-year absence since the 2006 Doha Games, was pushed into the third- and fourth-place matches. The third-place game will be played on Saturday against China. South Korea’s men’s hockey team failed to win a medal at the last Asian Games, finishing fifth in Jakarta-Palembang 2018.With the loss, Korea did not qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be awarded to the winner of the tournament. The team will have to try again at the final qualifier in January 2024.South Korea, ranked 12th by the International Ice Hockey Federation (FIH), got off to a slow start in the first quarter against third-ranked India. India is currently the highest-ranked Asian nation in the world and is coming into this tournament as the strongest gold medalist. India’s Hardik Singh opened the scoring five minutes into the match, and Mandeep Singh added another goal to make it 2-0 in the 11th minute of the first quarter. Upadhyay Kumar added another goal just before the end of the first quarter to make it 3-0.After being dominated in the first quarter, South Korea fought back in the second .In the second minute of the second quarter, Jung Man-jae (Incheon City Sports Association) made a promising play in a penalty corner situation to make it a one-goal game, and in the fifth minute of the second quarter, Jung scored again with a field goal to make it 2-3.However, at the 9th minute of the second quarter, Korea conceded a penalty corner, and the first half ended with a score of 2-4.In the third quarter, Korea pulled within one goal again .At the 12th minute of the third quarter, a shot from Jang Jong-hyun (Seongnam City Hall) in the penalty corner was redirected by Jung Man-jae in the middle to tie the game .From the beginning of the fourth quarter, Korea went on an all-out offensive to overcome the one-goal deficit, but no goals were scored and the momentum shifted in India’s favor as they conceded another goal with just over six minutes left in the fourth quarter 스포츠토토링크 to make it 3-5.

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