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Entered Qatar after training in UAE
A pre-convocation of major domestic players will be held on the 26th.
A full team training will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 2nd next year.
After an evaluation match on the 6th, a move to Qatar will be planned on the 10th.
The future schedule of the Korean men's national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup has been confirmed.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 11th, “We are informing you of the future schedule of the national team A related to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.”
According to the information, major domestic players will be convened on the 26th and train near Seoul. The related list will be announced on the 18th.
In the case of this convocation training, unlike the Asian Cup, which is the main competition, it is a separate convocation with no obligation to be selected, so overseas teams such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), where the league is in progress, are not called.
Based on the convocation training, we will announce the final list of players who will go to Qatar in the last week of this month.
Afterwards, the Klinsmann will depart for training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 2nd of next month. It is reported that an official evaluation match is planned to be held on the 6th. The opponent is undecided.
Starting with the training camp in Abu Dhabi, overseas teams are also scheduled to join us.
After completing the final quenching as a complete vessel, the Klinsmann will enter Qatar, where the competition will be held, on January 10th.
Korea competes against Bahrain, Jordan and Malaysia in Group E of the Asian Cup. They are all evaluated as weaker than Korea not only in terms of FIFA rankings but also in terms of power, so there is an expectation that advancing to the tournament will not be difficult.
Korea's first Asian Cup match, which aims to win the championship 64 years after the 1960 tournament, will be against Bahrain at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on January 15 at 8:30 p.m.
This Asian Cup was originally scheduled to be held in China last July, but due to the aftermath of COVID-19, the venue was changed to Qatar and in the process, it was also postponed to next year.
In this tournament, 24 countries will participate and be divided into 6 groups. Afterwards, the 12 teams ranked 1st and 2nd in each group will advance to the round of 16, and the remaining 4 spots will be made up of the top 4 teams with the best performance among the 3rd place in each group.
Monday, December 11, 2023