The first opponent of the next coach of the Korean national soccer team has been confirmed to be Colombia, a powerhouse in South America.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 6th, “We decided to hold a friendly A match with the Colombia national soccer team on the 24th of next month.” The venue and time of the match have not yet been decided.
As a result, the next coach, who will take over the leadership of the Korean national team as the successor to coach Paulo Bento, will have a debut match against Colombia, which is ranked 17th in the International Football Federation (FIFA). Colombia failed to advance to the finals by finishing 6th in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but it is a strong team 8 steps higher than Korea (25th) in the FIFA rankings.
The Colombia national team, led by Argentinian coach Nesto Lorenzo, includes James Rodriguez (Olympiacos), who played for Real Madrid in La Liga, Spain, Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Luis Dias (Liverpool), and Juan Cuadrado (Juventus). players belong to
Korea and Colombia have played 7 A matches so far, and Korea leads with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The most recent confrontation was a friendly match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in March 2019, four years ago, with Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) scoring goals, and Korea won 2-1.
The opponent for the second match of A-match scheduled for the 28th of next month has not yet been decided. The association said, “During this period, European and African countries have scheduled qualifiers for the continental championships, and most North and Central American countries are playing Nations League matches,”먹튀검증 explaining the reason for the two-game series with South American countries.
Since the two friendly matches to be held next month will be held during the A-match period set by FIFA, foreign players such as Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae (Napoli), and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) can all gather. From the point of view of the next coach of the national team, he can check all the Korean players through his debut match.
The association is currently looking for the next head coach, with Michael Müller, chairman of the Technical Development Committee, at the center. In a press conference on the 11th, Chairman Müller cited expertise, experience, motivation, and teamwork as the conditions for appointing a new leader. As the A-match schedule and opponent for next month are set, the outline is likely to be revealed at the end of this month at the earliest or the beginning of next month at the latest.
The association announced that, considering the specificity of the negotiations for appointing the national team coach, all future processes will be conducted behind closed doors.