‘It was the stage I dreamed of’ Song Ui-Young dedicates penalty in Sangam.
Song Eui-young played for Sangam on the ‘dream stage’. However, she conceded a penalty kick (PK) and her team lost.
Singapore (ranked 155th by FIFA) lost 0-5 to the Republic of Korea national football team (ranked 24th by FIFA) in the first match of Group C of the Asian Second Qualifying Round for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 (USA-Mexico-Canada) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Singapore deployed a 3-5-2 formation. Song Eui Young, Shawal Anuar, Nazrul Nazari, Safuwan Baharuddin, Shah Shahiran, Haris Harun, Raihan Stewart, Irfan Pandey, Jakob Mahler, Lionel Tan, and Hassan Sunny.
Song’s name stood out. After graduating from high school, Song moved on to the Singapore League. He played so well that he was naturalized in Singapore in 2021. Since then, she has been a key player for the team, and will be visiting ahead of the South Korea game.
At the pre-match press conference, Song said, “The Seoul World Cup Stadium is something I dreamed of as a child. I was nervous to play at Sangam, but excited at the same time. I’m sure the Korean youth players have the same dream as me. I’m grateful to be able to play in Korea and in front of Korean fans, even though I came as an away team.”
He added, “I didn’t expect to play in Korea and Sangam, and I didn’t even think about it after I was naturalized. I am very grateful. I want to show the Korean fans that we are a good player and team.”
Song, who played 82 minutes on the day, was very active. She stood out among the Singaporean players. He also served as a kicker and sent a sharp trajectory into the goal from a free kick in the 10th minute of the second half. A header pass later led to a shot on target, only to be ruled offside.
He then had another close miss. In the 21st minute of the second half, a foul was awarded for trying to stop Seol Young-woo inside the penalty box. Hwang 토토사이트 Eui-jo stepped up to take the kick, but it ended up going in. Song was then replaced by Ilhan Pandy in the 37th minute to end the match for South Korea.
The next match against South Korea will be in June next year. Song will be looking to improve on their performance against South Korea at home.