Reporter Lee Jae-sang = All A-match opponents of Paulo Bento’s successor command tower have been confirmed. Standing in front of the new starting line, the national soccer team will have two consecutive matches against South American countries, Colombia and Uruguay, in Korea next month.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 13th that it will hold a friendly A match against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 28th. A kickoff time has not yet been set.
As a result, the schedule for the first A match after the new manager took office was set.
Korea will have its first match against Colombia on March 24 at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium, and will move to Seoul four days later to play an A match against Uruguay.
In particular, Korea and Uruguay faced each other in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and they had a return match in four months.
Korea lost 0-0 to Uruguay in the first group H match of the group stage of the Qatar tournament last November. At that time, Korea was tied with Uruguay with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss (4 points), but dramatically advanced to the round of 16 ahead of them on multiple points.
Uruguay, which we are meeting, is maintaining the coaching system of Diego Alonso despite the World Cup results that fell short of expectations.
Three veterans, Luis Suarez (36, Gremio), Edinson Cavani (36, Valencia), and Diego Godin (37, Velez Sarsfield) have been active in the Uruguay national team for over 10 years. Recently, the focus is shifting to Federico Valverde (25, Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (26, Tottenham), and Darwin Nunez (24, Liverpool).
Currently, Uruguay’s FIFA ranking is 16th, higher than Korea’s 25th. The Uruguay national team is scheduled to return to Korea after playing a match in Japan on the 24th of next month. 메이저사이트
Korea and Uruguay have a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses from 9 matches, leaving us behind. In a friendly match held in Seoul in October 2018, the only victory was a 2-1 win with goals from Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul) and Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd).
Meanwhile, Korean football is looking for a new coach after Bento, who led Qatar World Cup advance to the round of 16, left due to contract expiration. Michael Müller (Germany) has been appointed as the Technical Development Committee, which oversees the appointment of the national team coach, and is accelerating the work.
At a press conference held on the 11th of last month, Chairman Muller cited professionalism, experience as a manager, motivation, and teamwork as the conditions for the appointment of a new leader. It is expected that the outline of the new command tower will be revealed to some extent in early March at the earliest.