Korea, led by coach Lim Do-heon
lost a set score of 1-3 (25-21 22-25) to China in the semifinals of the 22nd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Men’s Asian Championship held at Algadir Stadium in Urmia
Iran on the 25th (Korean time).
Korea, which had attempted to win the tournament for the first time in 20 years since 2003
faced a match for 5th and 6th places without even reaching the final stage.
Jeong Ji-seok (Korean Air) scored 20 points 지울프-토토
the most among both teams
but it was not enough to prevent the team from losing.
Korea took a 4-1 lead over China on the serve
but struggled with the opponent’s height to the extent that their attacks were blocked 16 times.
Also, with 36 crime rooms
it exposed more anxiety than China (29).
China’s Minister Hua (15 points)
Wang Bin (13 points)
and Deng Xinfeng (12 points) scored double digits and harassed Korea.
It was painful to lose the third set in a set score of 1-1.
Korea made 20-16
aiming for a gap in China’s sway.
the chase was allowed afterwards and the match eventually led to deuce.
South Korea swallowed regret as Heo Soo-bong’s attack was blocked on 26-26
and Jeong Ji-seok’s attack went off the court.
Korea claimed the opponent’s touch net in the process of conceding the final goal
but the referee did not accept it.
After giving up the 3rd set
Korea collapsed rapidly in the 4th set.
It was dragged to 10-19 while pouring out mistakes
and finished the game in defeat without making a reversal.
On the 26th at 0:45
Korea will play against Taiwan for the 5th and 6th places.