Hwang In-beom (26, Olympiacos), the conductor of Bentuho’s midfield, was included in the 2022 Qatar World Cup’Worst 11′.
On the 20th (hereafter Korean time), ‘Sofascore’, a website specializing in statistics, announced the ‘Worst 11’ for the World Cup in Qatar, which included Hwang In-beom. ‘Sofascore’ compiled a list of the ‘worst 11’ based on ratings.
Hwang In-beom, along with Jeong Woo-young (33, Al Sadd), started all three group league matches and the round of 16 as a ‘double balllanch (two defensive midfielders)’. He was given the role of coordinating Bentoho’s offense, putting more weight on offense than defense. He created the ‘Miracle of Al Rayyan’ and helped them advance to the round of 16. Most of all, he succeeded in passing forward a total of 24 times until the round of 16, ranking ninth overall. It occupied a higher position than “World Class” Bruno Fernandez (Portugal, 10th) and Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, 14th). However, he had no attack points, and with an average rating of 6.53 in a lethargic defeat against Brazil, he was disgraced as the worst central midfielder along with Australia’s Jackson Irvin (6.5 points).
What stands out is the two tops who are considered the ‘worst striker’ at the forefront. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lautaro Martinez (Argentina).
Ronaldo, who played his 5th individual World Cup since the 2006 tournament in Germany, tasted humiliation in this tournament. On the 25th of last month, in the first leg of the group stage against Ghana, he scored an opening penalty goal in the 20th minute of the second half, but could not start the scorer afterwards. In particular, in the final match against Korea in the group stage, Kim Young-kwon and Kwon Kyung-won failed to break through the defensive line and were replaced in the 20th minute of the second half. Afterwards, Portuguese soccer fans raised their voices, saying, “Exclude Ronaldo from the starting list,” and Portuguese national team coach Fernando Santos used Ronaldo as a ‘joker’ in the 16th and 8th rounds as a substitute. In the end, Ronaldo failed to advance to the semifinals, and as Lionel Messi kissed the championship cup, he became the loser in the ‘Me(Si)-Ho(Naldo) Battle’. Sofascore also gave Ronaldo a rating of only 6.46. 메이저놀이터
Martinez is more humiliating. Because Argentina stood at the top of the World Cup, but was voted the worst striker. Martínez appeared in all matches but failed to score a single goal. He was used as a substitute before the final match of the group stage. Martinez received a rating of 6.35, lower than Ronaldo.
In addition, Switzerland’s Ruben Vargas (6.53 points) and Australia’s Matthew Leckie (6.28 points) were selected as the players who played the worst in left and right flank attacks, respectively.
Bartosh Beresinski (Poland, 6.42 points), Abdu Dialu (Senegal, 6.47 points), Camille Glick (Poland, 6.63 points), and Sergino Dest (USA, 6.50 points) were named as the worst defenders.