FIFA, the International Federation of Football Associations, focused on the interview with Kang Seong-jin (20, Seoul), who was nominated for the Puskas Award.
FIFA announced an interview with Kang Seong-jin, who was nominated for the 2023 FIFA Puskas Award, on its official website on the 25th (Korean time).
The Puskas Award is an award established by FIFA in 2009 to select the best goal among all goals scored in all soccer games around the world from November of the previous year to October of the current year. The name of this award comes from legendary Hungarian striker Ferenc Puskas.
Kang Seong-jin’s name caught the eye among the candidates for the Puskas Award, which was revealed by FIFA last September.
Seongjin Kang scored a wonder goal in the 26th minute of the second half in a game against the Jordan U-20 national team last March. At that time, Kang Seong-jin started dribbling near the halfway line, beat two defenders, and drove the ball up to the penalty box. Afterwards, Kang Seong-jin, who was in front of the defender, deceived him once with his personal skills and then cut into the net with a powerful shot.
It was three years ago that a Korean player received this award. The main character is Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min finished calmly after running alone over a distance of over 70 meters in the Premier League match against Burnley held in December 2019. This goal was also selected as the ‘Goal of the Season’ by the Premier League Secretariat for the 2019-2020 season.
FIFA explained Kang Seong-jin’s goal, saying, “He made headlines around the world by scoring an incredible goal against Jordan in the 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup.”카지노사이트
At the same time, FIFA said, “Kang Seong-jin missed several games due to a minor injury, but returned in the game against Gangwon FC and assisted Ji Dong-won’s winning goal. After the game, Kang Seong-jin said in an interview with local media, including FIFA, ‘I am happy to be nominated for the Puskas Award. “I was really grateful when I first heard it,” he said.
According to FIFA, Kang Seong-jin continued, “I saw the other goals that were nominated (along with me). They were really good and varied. It was amazing to compete with such strong candidates.”
FIFA said, “Kang Seong-jin, who started on the bench after returning from injury, is ready to play with teammates and FIFA World Cup veterans Ji Dong-won and Ki Sung-yong,” and also mentioned the names of the two players who played 55 and 110 games for the Korean national team, respectively. .
Meanwhile, the final winner of the Puskas Award is determined by combining 50% of fan votes and 50% of expert votes. The protagonist will be announced at the ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’ ceremony held at the end of the year.