The Klinsman, which is challenging the top of Asia after 64 years, departs through the Bahrain match.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held a draw ceremony for the 2023 Asian Cup at the Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar on the 11th. Korea, ranked 27th in the FIFA rankings, was in Group E along with Jordan (84th), Bahrain (85th) and Malaysia (138th).
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in China this summer. However, in the aftermath of Corona 19, the hosting rights were returned, and Qatar became the new host country. The opening date has also been postponed to January 12, 2024, and will be held until February 10.
The match schedule was confirmed as the group draw was completed. Starting with the first match against Bahrain, Korea will face off in the order of Jordan and Malaysia.
First, the first match against Bahrain in the group stage will be held on January 15 at 8:30 pm (Korean time) at Jasim Bin Hamad Stadium. Bahrain has the highest ranking among Port 3. In terms of opponents, they are far ahead with 11 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss.
You can’t let your guard down though. Korea met Bahrain in the round of 16 of the 2019 Asian Cup. After a bloody battle that went into overtime, they won hard. Their only defeat came in the group stage of the 2007 Asian Cup.
The second opponent, Jordan, will meet on the 20th at 8:30 pm at the Al Thumama Stadium. Jordan has the lowest FIFA ranking among the six teams in Pot 2. Their opponent record was 3 wins and 2 draws, and they never lost. In the recent match in 2014, Han Kyo-won (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) won the game 1-0 with the winning goal. All three victories were 1-0.메이저사이트
Korea’s last opponent in the group stage was Malaysia, coached by Kim Pan-gon. The match will be held on the 25th at 8:30 pm at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium. With a record of 26 wins, 12 draws and 8 losses, they had the most head-to-head matches among the teams in the group stage. However, after the gap began to widen, they rarely met. The latest confrontation was in June 1989, 34 years ago.
However, as coach Kim Pan-gon served as the vice president of the Korea Football Association and the head of the National Team Strengthening Committee, there is a rough side as much as Korean soccer is bright. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann also said through the association, “Malaysia has a Korean coach, so it’s special.”
Coach Klinsman said, “All Asian teams have good records, so there is no easy group.”