The Korean national A team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will begin its full-fledged journey to the Asian Cup. Klinsmann will announce the list of players who will take part in the domestic training on Wednesday. They will start their assembly training on Wednesday near Seoul. According to an official from the Korea Football Association, the training will focus on conditioning of the players. As Korean players are taking rest after the end of the season, it is essential to figure out their physical conditions and manage their conditions.랭크카지노
Korea aims to regain the top position for the first time in 64 years since 1960. The mood is not bad. The team won in friendly matches with Tunisia (4-0) and Vietnam (6-0) in October, and the second qualifying match with Singapore (5-0) and China (3-0) in November for the 2026 North-China World Cup. It tied the match against Saudi Arabia (1-0) in September and finished 2023 with five consecutive wins. It showed off its firepower by scoring a whopping 19 goals in five matches. European leagues such as “captain” Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) are leading the team in a stable manner.
Korea should not let down its guard. The Asian Cup is a different stage in the tournament. Korea is likely to face off against powerful players such as Japan and Iran at the upcoming tournament. Korea is ranked 23rd in the FIFA rankings. It is lower than Japan (17th) and Iran (21st).
There are also tasks that need to be addressed immediately. This is the problem of frontline strikers, sparked by the “risk of Hwang Ui-jo.” The Korea Football Association has decided to put Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) on hold for the national team’s selection. Hwang Ui-jo is under police investigation as a suspect on charges of illegal filming. Coach Klinsmann has been using Hwang Ui-jo ever since his appointment as a member of the national team. However, the departure of Hwang Ui-jo has put him in trouble. The only reliable source for the team is Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwhelan) and Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic). Coach Klinsmann has been lukewarm about selecting a new face, instead of relying on and using the existing players. Coach Klinsmann is agonizing over various options, including “nail” to put Son to the frontline and surprise selection of a new face at the end.
Another task to tackle is performance of a fullback. Except for Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), left and right fullbacks have been given question marks. Notably, the left fullback deployed Lee Ki-je (Suwon Samsung) after Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai) was injured, but Lee has seen his performance deteriorate significantly recently. Lee has had difficulties playing for his team for a while.
Klinsmann will announce the final roster at the end of this month and will move to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, where he will have off-season training camp on March 2. Players who are playing overseas are expected to join Abu Dhabi. Korea will start its first Group E match against Bahrain (January 15, 2024) in earnest.