For Captain Junsu who will be parting from the team for a little while, on August 12th (Fri) at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, “F.C.MEN presents MATCH for JUNSU in JAPAN” was held. FC MEN is, U-KISS Soohyun, DGNA Karam etc., idols or actors or models etc. who are popular in Japan as well, is formed from Korean celebrities and it was the debut match of FC MEN participant for the first time MY NAME’s Seyong.
In this time’s match, “FC MEN” was separated to two teams, Captain Junsu, Seyong (MYNAME) were ‘Team F’ and Soohyun (U-KISS), Karam (DGNA) were ‘Team C’, playing against ‘Team M’ and ‘Team N’ of Japan’s side.
And in the last match selected respective members of FC MEN and Japan team played and unfolded an exciting match.
In Japan team before played against FC MEN as the captain of ‘Love Me JAPAN’, celebrity serving as a fortune teller Love Me Do, actor Masanobu Katsumura, model and talent JOY, Keita Tachibana from dance vocal unit w-inds etc., splendid members had gathered.
This time was a footsal battle, in the venue where the distance from the members has become nearer fans gathered in great numbers, from the warming up before the match, there were already sending cheers to the members.
The first match was ‘Team C’ against ‘Team M’. 5 minutes into the start permitted Team M a head start point and the Japan team began with force. Even when J-BRO Park Jungjin determinedly attacked it did not result in a goal. Team M decided the second point, and the mood was increasingly lifted. Both teams showed attack stance, even with hitting a shoot score remained unchanged, 0-2 first half match ended. In the second half match, soon after start hitting shoots etc. attacking Team C. Actor Lee Wan dodged the opponent with a splendid dribble, Karam (DGNA) aimed at the goal positively. Thus in the second half 5 mins into the start, with Lee Wan’s powerful shoot, Team C scored the firts goal and a great shout of joy erupted in the venue.
Even after that as well both team’s shoot flew past each other but goal was decided by Team M. Furthermore, carrying on the force Team M acquired it’s 4th point and pulled the score apart. Though there was also a regrettable goal that struck the goal post, though giving a close game Team C, in the time when there was just a little bit of time left in the match, Lee Wan decides a clean shoot. In that force, Kangho, Choi Yongin aim for the goal as well but without scoring the match ended. Result was with 2-4, Team M’s victory.
Second match was ‘Team F’ against ‘Team N’. Amongst the erupting big applause and cheers with the entrance of Captain Junsu, the match started. Junsu showed an attack stance as well, aimed for the shoot. And 6 mins into the start it was Team N who gave the head start point. However, a fire was lighted by this head start point perhaps, Team F’s attacks increased in force. Actor Lee Sikang aimed to goal from about halfway distance of the court and hit a shoot, Won Donghyuk hit the shoot as well which was flicked by the [goal] keeper. First time participating Seyong (MYNAME) as well sliding his body persistently or showing an exciting shoot. Amongst that 12 mins into the start, the one who decided a splendid goal was Captain Junsu. To the pass from Lee Sikang with a composed state decided a clean shoot. A big cheer rose from the audience and showed the most excitement till now. While delightedly doing a triumphant pose Junsu even exchanged a high five with Love Me Do of the opposing team.
Unfolded a match where neither yielded a step to the other and without changing the score the first half ended with 1-1. In the second half as well Junsu or Seyong (MYNAME) showed persistent play in front of the goal (post). The go and forth of the forceful ball and amongst the unfolding of an intense match, Won Donghyuk’s injuring his knee also happened. Immediately after the match resumed, with a pass from Junsu Lee Sikang decided a goal, the [score] went towards FC MEN. After that as well attacked to hit a shoot but it did not result in a score. The shoot Junsu hit as well regrettably failed to goal and showed a form of depressingly bending down and feeling regretful. Till the end sticked to an offence play and while keeping [the score at] 2-1, the match ended. There was Junsu’s great efforts as well and it was Team F’s win.
In the last match, FC MEN team faced the match with Junsu, Lee Sikang etc. as the starting members. Members who formed a circle and put in the fighting spirit. The cheering voice rose from the bench as well. As the match begins, Japan team as well since the opening showed an offence play. FC MEN team as well not admitting defeat, the ball passed to Junsu, who aimed for the goal, shoot a powerful hit but it hit the goal post and did not score. A dynamic play in rapid succession like the ball could even soar till the audience seats. And then around 10 mins into the start first time participating Seyong (MYNAME) with a bullet shoot decided a goal. The venue hyped up with the first goal, the energy of the FC MEN team as well increased. After that as well actor Lee Sikang exchanged the dribble with the opponent and with a shoot as it is decided a goal. Following Junsu as well from a dribble with a forceful shoot decided a goal and separated the score. After that as well, hitting the goal post showed a regrettable play, positively aiming for the goal Junsu. 3-0 and while FC MEN has the upper hand, the first half ended. There was a member change and the second half started.
Karam (DGNA) aimed for a goal with a forceful shoot but regretfully it was repelled by the (goal) keeper. Japan team as well determinedly hit a shoot but with (goal) keeper Jay Lim’s stretched body save they did not earn a point. Junsu entered the court again and like wagering on a last spurt, went to aim for a shoot. In the end even though hit a shoot, regretfully it crossed over the goal post not resulting in a point, the match ended. FC MEN team who protected the 3 points decided in the first half till the end, achieved victory with 3-1. Both teams till the end showed offence play, it became a match that made the venue hot.
Seyong (MYNAME) of the winning team, “coming to Japan for footsal, it is a happy feeling,” and when asked to whom do you want to convey these feelings to, “I want to convey it to our team captain XIA Junsu sempai (T/N: senior),” and expressed his feelings towards Captain Junsu. Additionally, Junsu regarding today’s match looked back and expressed his words of gratitude, “I believe we were able to have an enjoyable match and Thank you very much for coming to cheer.”
Additionally regarding his own play gave strict evaluation, “I think it was bad. Honestly I have not been playing soccer so much recently, I don’t think I was good.” However, “it was enjoyable! From now on as well with everyone, I believe I want to continue [playing in] matches forever,” and showed his smile.
And in the present corner, to 10 selected people, a small soccer ball with the member’s sign was given as a present directly by Junsu’s hand. In the interval of the match passed it among the Japan team and were able to see Seyong (MYNAME) and Karam’s (DGNA) form.
Both teams differing from the match with a peaceful atmosphere, enjoyably deepened their interchange.
In the end the members from one end of the audience seats to another courteously greeted and with smiles waving their hands left the stadium.