The South Korean national soccer team (23rd in FIFA ranking) led by Jürgen Klinsmann will play a single match against Saudi Arabia (56th in FIFA ranking) led by Roberto Mancini in the sixth round of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at Education City Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar, at 7 p.m. on the 30th (local time).라바카지노
Education City Stadium, where the game will be held, is a place with good memories in Korea. In the last FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, South Korea used this stadium throughout the group league. Korea, which played with head coach Paulo Bento, drew 0-0 against Uruguay, and everyone showed an amazing performance. Even though they lost against Ghana, Cho Kyu-sung’s multi-goal marked the emergence of a new striker.
It showed a miracle in the long-awaited match against Portugal. Korea, which scored the first goal, brought the game to square one with an equalizer by Kim Young-kwon, but the goal rarely came out. Then, Hwang Hee-chan, who received a pass from Son Heung-min just before the end, scored a goal to win 2-1. In the match between Ghana and Uruguay, Uruguay won 2-0 but Korea miraculously advanced to the round of 16.
Education City Stadium remains a good memory. Expectations are not high for the coach, as he has shown poor performances throughout the group league. Moreover, more than 30,000 Saudi Arabian fans are expected to flock to the stadium on the day. It is true that Korea is inferior in both the mood and the size of its fans. The Saudi Arabian team led by Mancini boasts tremendous defense recently, and its offense led by Salem al-Dosari is threatening.
Once again, the team seeks miracles at the Education City Stadium. Kim Young-kwon, who scored a goal at the Education City Stadium during the World Cup, said at an official pre-press conference held at the Doha Media Center on Monday, “I have good memories and played good matches. The World Cup and the Asian Cup are different. The players have changed a lot from then. The coach has also changed. The present is important. I will do my best to have good memories and to ensure that the national team can win.”
“We met last September. Saudi Arabia has shown its colors since Mancini’s inauguration. I will play with respect to the opponent. I will play with respect.” Our goal is clear. We will play well. To advance to the next round, we will play well. We showed bad performance during the three games, but we tried to supplement it by talking with the players. It will be a thrilling match. We can also play a penalty shootout. I will play well because winning is important to advance to the next round.”