Oh Hyeon-gyu Raises Hopes for Asian Cup Next Month

Oh Hyeon-gyu of Celtic FC scored two goals to lead his team to a 4-1 victory over Hibernian in a home match in Glasgow on Wednesday. Oh scored both the first and last goals for the Hoops.Overseas Korean players such as Cho Gue-sung of FC Midtjylland, Hwang Hee-chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur have performed outstandingly in recent days, raising hopes for the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in Qatar next month.

oh hyeon-gyu raises hopes for asian cup next month

Oh Hyeon-gyu of Celtic FC reacts after scoring a goal in a home match against Hibernian in Glasgow on Wednesday. /Getty Images

But there are concerns that Norwich City forward Hwang Ui-jo’s exclusion could hurt the Korean national team’s performance. The Korean Football Association last week decided to exclude Hwang until he is cleared of charges of making a sex tape of a woman without her consent.But that still leaves Korea with its strongest team ever as it limbers up to challenge for its first Asian Cup title since 1960.

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