The final warm-up opponent of Klinsmann has been decided.
The Korea Football Association reported on the afternoon of the 23rd that the final warm-up match was decided for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup.
South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will face Iraq at New York University’s Abu Dhabi Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on January 6, 2024 (Korea time).
Iraq ranks 63rd in the FIFA rankings, and is the second strongest team after traditional Asian powerhouses. As powerhouses in the Middle East, they are the best match for Korea to play in.
South Korea leads Iraq with eight wins, 12 draws, and two losses. The latest showdown was a final qualifying match for the Qatar World Cup in November 2021, when Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min, and Jung Woo-young scored relay goals to win 3-0.
The Republic of Korea is the first champion and the first back-to-back champion in 1956. However, Korea has never won a championship since 1960. As Korea only finished second four times, Korea has never won a title.
However, Korea boasts the most splendid lineup ever. Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are the best strikers in the Premier League, while Kim Min-jae is the representative defender of the Bundesliga. On top of that, there are a number of foreign players, including Lee Kang-in, Lee Jae-sung, Hwang In-beom, Cho Kyu-sung, Hong Hyun-suk, Yang Hyun-joon, Oh Hyun-kyu and Jung Woo-young. It is different from the past in that most players are playing as the main players of each team.
Since his inauguration in March, Klinsmann has been stingy about changing the entry list for nearly a year. Rather than generational change, he has continued to make conservative choices by only focusing on winning the Asian Cup. It is regrettable that there are not many new faces, but positive effects can be expected in various areas, including teamwork and teamwork of players.
They could also compete against each other in the final warm-up match. Iraq is the dark horse of the Middle East. Considering that South Korea has struggled against Middle East teams so far but has not won a championship, it is a good choice to have an warm-up match against Iraq in the UAE. In addition, rather than bringing the team to the home turf, the team can expect fast adjustment as it will effectively play an away game. 랭크카지노
South Korea was formed in Group E along with Bahrain, Jordan, and Malaysia.
Iraq is also expected to consider the warm-up match against the Republic of Korea as “virtual Japan” and play in the match. Starting with Japan, they were formed in Group D along with Vietnam and Indonesia.