South Korean soccer, which aims to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, will begin its journey in earnest on the night of the 2nd.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), will depart for Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the pre-season training site for the Asian Cup, at 11:40 p.m. on the 2nd through Incheon International Airport.랭크카지노
South Korea won two consecutive Asian Cup titles in the first tournament in 1956 and the second tournament in 1960, but it has not won since then.
Klinsmann will seek to regain the top position for the first time in 64 years at the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup, which will kick off on the 12th.
Since the 26th of last month, some European and K-League players have been controlling their condition through indoor training at a hotel in downtown Seoul.
Team Korea will participate in the 2023 Korea Football Association Awards, which will take place at Mayfield Hotel in Gangseo-gu at 5 p.m. on the day. The team will also hold an Asian Cup launching ceremony here. After the event, they will immediately move to Incheon International Airport and leave for Abu Dhabi.
Key players, such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who are active on the overseas stage, will join the Abu Dhabi training camp immediately.
Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, who are playing in the English Premier League (EPL), raised the expectations of manager Klinsmann with their strong attacking conditions.
Hwang Hee-chan scored an offensive point for his team for the second consecutive game ahead of joining the national team. Son Heung-min scored an offensive point for his third consecutive game.
Both of them have scored 22 goals in this season’s EPL. Son Heung-min had 12 goals (5 assists), and Hwang Hee-chan had 10 goals (3 assists). They are tying for third and sixth in scoring.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who is playing in France’s Ligue 1, will play in the Trope de Champion (Super Cup) final against Toulouse on the 4th and join the national team.
Klinsmann will have a final warm-up match against Iraq at the Abu Dhabi Stadium of New York University at 10 p.m. on the 6th. He prepared for a match against a Middle Eastern team that he will meet at the Asian Cup.
South Korea has often been held back by Middle Eastern teams in the Asian Cup.
In the semi-finals of the 2007 Southeast Asian Games, they lost to Iraq after a penalty shootout, Iran lost in the quarter-finals of the 2004 Chinese Games, and Saudi Arabia lost in the semifinals of the 2000 Lebanese Games, failing to win their championship dreams. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals after losing to Qatar at the 2019 UAE Games just before head coach Paulo Bento led them.
Iraq ranks 63rd in the FIFA rankings, lower than Korea (23rd). In past matches, Korea is leading Korea with eight wins, 12 draws and two losses.
After the final soaking, the national team will move to Qatar, the site of the final match, on the 10th.
South Korea, which is in Group E, will face Bahrain (15th, 86th), Jordan (20th, 87th), and Malaysia (25th, 130th).
“I’ve said this for several months, but my goal is clear. When I look into the players’ eyes, I can tell how desperate they are to win the title. My goal is to get good results and give great gifts to my fans,” Klinsmann said at a press conference to announce the final entry.