North Korea coach Sin Yong Nam defended his gamers after they clashed with match officers after dropping 2-1 of their Asian Video games soccer quarter-final in opposition to Japan in Hangzhou on Sunday.
North Korea captain Jang Kuk Chol and teammate Kim Kyong Sok remonstrated heatedly with the match referees after the ultimate whistle, prompting floor workers to run onto the pitch at Xiaoshan Sports activities Centre Stadium to intervene. The North Koreans have been earlier livid when Uzbek referee Rustam Lutfullin awarded a penalty to Japan after their goalkeeper Kang Juh Yok charged out and clipped the ft of Japan’s Jun Nishikawa with an outstretched arm. Yuta Matsumura slotted dwelling the profitable penalty from the spot to see Japan by means of to the semi-finals.
“I admit that our gamers have been a bit of bit over-excited within the match however it’s soccer,” Jang stated on the post-match press convention. “However there are confrontations in soccer matches…. I believe our behaviour is suitable.”
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Japan coach Go Oiwa declined to touch upon the incident when requested. “This match was as we anticipated,” he stated by means of a translator.” There are some issues (we’re) not completely happy about within the match however mainly we are able to settle for that.”