South Korean and Japanese strikers Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) and Mitoma Kaoru (Brighton) will face off in a “mini Korea-Japan” match in the round of 16 of the English Football Association (FA) Cup.
Wolverhampton will face Brighton in the round of 16 of the 2023-2024 FA Cup after the draw was made on Monday. The two teams, both of which have Asian strikers, will face each other next month from July 27-29.
Wolverhampton are 11th in the English Premier League (EPL) and Brighton are seventh. They have met twice in the league, with Wolverhampton holding a 1-1 draw.
In their first meeting last August, Wolverhampton were thrashed 1-4, 바카라사이트 and they played to a 0-0 draw in their second meeting on March 23.
Hwang and Mitoma are currently away from their respective clubs at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2023 Asian Cup in Qatar.
They returned after the tournament
Setting up a battle of pride between the South Korean and Japanese strikers in the FA Cup Round of 16.
Hwang has 10 goals and three assists in the league and one goal in the League Cup this season. For the season as a whole, he has 11 goals and three assists.
Mitoma has three goals and five assists in the league and one in the UEFA Europa League, giving him three goals and six assists on the season. On paper, Hwang Hee-chan has the edge.
Before the FA Cup round of 16, it will be interesting to see if they will meet in the Asian Cup final. Since they reached the round of 16 side by side, there is a good chance they will meet in the final if they don’t lose.
Meanwhile, Maidstone United, who made a miraculous run to the Round of 16 from the Sixth Division, will play the winner of Sheffield Wednesday (2) – Coventry City (2) 메이저사이트 for a place in the quarterfinals. It is the first time in 46 years that a Sixth Division side has reached the last 16 of the FA Cup since Blyth Spartans in the 1977-1978 season.