North Korean players conflicted with match authorities subsequent to losing 2-1 in their Asian Games soccer quarter-last against Japan in Hangzhou on Sunday, October 1.
North Korea skipper, Jang Kuk Chol and colleague Kim Kyong Sok opposed heatedly with ref Rustam Lutfullin after the last whistle, chasing after the Uzbek in the pitch as he attempted to step back at Xiaoshan Sports Center Arena to mediate.
The North Koreans were before enraged when Uzbek ref Rustam Lutfullin granted a punishment to Japan after their goalkeeper Kang Juh Yok charged out and cut the feet of Japan’s Jun Nishikawa with an outstretched arm.
The North Korean players were earlier furious when Lutfullin awarded a penalty to Japan after goalkeeper Kang Juh Yok charged out and clipped the feet of Jun Nishikawa with an outstretched arm.
Yuta Matsumura slotted home the winning penalty from the spot to see Japan through to the semi-finals.
🚨| North Korean players try to attack the referee after their 1 – 2 defeat to Japan in the Asian Games Quarterfinals pic.twitter.com/H26lEntDSD
— Red Card Alert (@collinabanter) October 1, 2023
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