Striker Hwang Hee-chan, proud of Korea and Wolverhampton, celebrated his 27th birthday. A congratulatory message also came from the International Football Federation (FIFA).
The official SNS account ‘FIFA World Cup’ operated by FIFA shared a special video with the comments “Korea’s World Cup Hero” and “Happy Birthday, Hwang Hee-chan” on the 26th (Korean time).
It was a goal scored by Hwang Hee-chan at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hwang Hee-chan was unable to play against Uruguay in the first round of the Group H group stage and against Ghana in the second due to a hamstring injury. Hwang Hee-chan, who had to concentrate on recovering alone while his teammates struggled, stepped on the ground as a substitute before Portugal in the third game. Just before the end of the game, Son Heung-min calmly made use of the pass and shook his net.
Korea defeated Portugal thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s theatrical goal. At the same time, Uruguay also defeated Ghana, but the table was overturned in terms of points. In the end, Korea achieved the valuable fruit of advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and Hwang Hee-chan emerged as a hero.
After the tournament, Hwang Hee-chan said, “I was the youngest at the last World Cup. Of course, I played with the thought of ‘I have to do well’, but looking back, I was very nervous and nervous. I wanted to help the team somehow. That was such a good score. 메이저놀이터 We were able to connect and advance to the round of 16. It was a happy and proud moment,” he recalled at the time.
FIFA attached a video containing the ‘Miracle of Al Rayyan’ for Hwang Hee-chan, who celebrated his birthday, and shared it with soccer fans around the world. Korean fans sent congratulations through comments, and a comment saying, ‘The most important thing is an unbreakable heart’, which captivated the Korean peninsula during the World Cup, also stood out.
After the World Cup, Hwang Hee-chan is focusing on Wolverhampton, which has entered the coaching system of Julen Lopetegui. He raised his mood by recording attack points in cup competitions.
Wolverhampton aims for victory by bringing Liverpool home in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) at the dawn of February 5th. Hwang Hee-chan, who is likely to start, is aiming for a goal again based on the confidence that shook the net against Liverpool in the third round of the English FA Cup (Round of 64).