Four years ago, in an evaluation match with Korea, James Rodriguez was truly a ‘fighting chicken’. He was the one who led the fight by fighting fiercely with Ki Sung-yong, the midfielder of the Korean national football team at the time. But this time, he returned to his captain-like appearance. It is Hames who transformed from ‘spicy taste’ to ‘mild taste’.
The Korean national team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, met the Colombia national team, led by coach Nestor Lorenzo, in a friendly match for the national soccer team invited by Hana Bank at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium at 8:00 on the evening of the 24th. Korea leads 2-0 with Son Heung-min’s multiple goals in the 10th and 45+2 minutes of the first half.
When Korea met Colombia, it was often embroiled in big and small quarrels. On November 10, 2017, in a friendly match held at Suwon World Cup Stadium, Hames had a big fight with Kim Jin-soo. The beginning was Hames’ kick. Kim Jin-soo, who was kicked by Hames, fell onto the pitch, but Hames tried to lift him up by grabbing his uniform top. Players from both teams got tangled up in an argument between the two players and it turned into a big fight.
The match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 26, 2019 also did not go well. While Korean defender Hong Chul fell down due to an injury, Columbia striker Radamel Falcao threw the Korean medical team’s emergency kit out of line. 안전놀이터
It was an uncomfortable relationship in many ways, but the ‘manners’ of the players from both teams dispelled concerns. James, who came out as Colombia’s ‘captain’, played the role of mediator in the unexpected situation that occurred in the 28th minute of the first half. When Colombian midfielder Matheus Uribe harassed Cho Kyu-sung, Hwang In-beom pushed Uribe from behind and the fight started.
As soon as players from both teams began to get entangled, James, the Colombian captain, quickly pulled Hwang In-beom out of the center of the group. It wasn’t a rough touch like he did to Kim Jin-soo. Hames, who grabbed his shoulder and quietly took Hwang In-beom out of the fight, tried to calm his excitement by staying by Hwang In-beom until the players on both teams calmed down.
Hwang In-beom, who reacted emotionally to the actions of his opponents, immediately approached Uribe as soon as the whistle sounded at the end of the first half and made an apologetic gesture. Uribe accepted Hwang In-beom’s apology. After shaking hands, the two quickly created a reconciliation mood.