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Wolves star misses Asia Cup opener through injury

Wolves star Hwang Hee-Chan missed out on South Korea's Asia Cup victory against Bahrain with injury.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Hwang Hee-Chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrate after Matheus Cunha of Wolverhampton Wanderers (not pictured) scores their sides second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton FC at Molineux on December 30, 2023 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images).

South Korea kicked off their Asia Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over Bahrain in Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, but the forward was missing due to a problem with his left hip.

Hwang In-beom gave South Korea the lead, but then Al Hashash levelled the scores for Bahrain before a brace from Lee Kang-in helped guide his nation to victory in their opening Group E game.