Heo Yul, Um Ji-seong, and Hwang Seon-hong are selected as starters in the first round of the U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers.

The Olympic soccer team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong selected Heo Yul as the starting front line striker in the first match of Group B of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers against Qatar held at the Changwon Soccer Center on the 6th.

Midfielders Uhm Um-seong, Lee Jin-yong (Daegu), Jeon Byeong-gwan (Daejeon), Oh Jae-hyuk (Jeonbuk), and Kang Hyun-mook (Gimcheon) were named as starters, and the defenders were Lee Tae-seok (Seoul), Cho Seong-kwon (Gimpo), and Jo Wi-je (Busan). and Min Kyung-hyeon (Incheon).

Baek Jong-beom (Seoul) wears the goalkeeper gloves.

Foreign striker Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota) and midfielder Kwon Hyuk-gyu (Celtic) will start on the bench.

This preliminary round is a competition to decide which team will advance to next year’s AFC U-23 Asian Cup finals, which is the Asian regional preliminaries for the Paris Olympics, and is the first gateway to the Paris Olympics.

A total of 16 teams, including the first place team in each of the 11 groups in this preliminary round, the top four teams among the second place teams in each group, and the host country Qatar, will advance to the U-23 Asian Cup finals to be held in April-May 2024.

However, since Qatar, the opposing team on this day, is the host country of the U-23 Asian Cup finals and has already confirmed its advancement to the finals, the result of this match will not affect the group stage rankings.

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