FIFA (International Football Federation) sent a congratulatory message to Hwang Hee-chan on his 27th birthday.
On the 26th (Korean time), the official SNS of the FIFA World Cup celebrated Hwang Hee-chan’s birthday by posting a birthday cake and a Taegeukgi emoticon along with the words “Happy birthday, Korea’s World Cup hero, Hwang Hee-chan!”
In addition, the video of the winning goal against Portugal was included to shed light on Hwang Hee-chan’s performance at the World Cup. 메이저놀이터
Hwang Hee-chan, who participated in the Qatar World Cup last year, played an active part as a side striker. Despite suffering from a thigh injury, he did not give up his will to participate in the World Cup, and even scored a come-from-behind goal in the final group match against Portugal.
In the situation where the score was 1-1 until extra time in the second half, Hwang Hee-chan calmly shook the net after receiving the pass given by Son Heung-min about 70m.
With this goal, the national team succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 South African tournament, and Hwang Hee-chan also became a hero.
Hwang Hee-chan was one of the players who stood out the most in the match against Brazil in the round of 16. He showed a fearless play against the world’s strongest Brazil, attempting a reckless breakthrough and a bold mid-range shot.
Meanwhile, Hwang Hee-chan, who is playing for Wolverhampton in the Premier League, is gradually increasing his opportunities to play after gaining the trust of coach Hulen Lopetegui after the World Cup.
In the second half of the season, he was named on the starting list for 5 consecutive league games, assisted 2 in the League Cup game against Gillingham, and scored 1 goal in the FA Cup game against Liverpool, making an impressive performance.
Recently, in celebration of the Chinese New Year, while the team wore training kits with Chinese names, they alone wore training kits with names written in Korean, drawing attention.