The national soccer team, which raised concerns because it couldn’t find an opponent for the September A-match evaluation match, is expected to face off against Saudi Arabia, the ‘strongest player in the Middle East’.
According to the Korea Football Association, Saudi Arabia is likely to be Klinsmann’s second opponent in the September A match.
The national soccer team, which played home games during the A-match period in March and June, plans to go on an expedition to Europe in September. Accordingly, it was decided to play the first match against the Welsh national team at Cardiff Stadium in Wales on September 8.
The problem is that we have to play two evaluation matches in September, but one team other than Wales has not been confirmed. Negotiations with Mexico, a powerhouse in North and Central America, which was initially mentioned as a strong opponent for the evaluation match, broke down due to the inconsistent TV broadcasting time in their country.
As a result, the Football Association was in a situation where it had to urgently find a second A match opponent. However, during the A match period in September, as the 2024 European Football Championship (Euro 2024) qualifiers are held, it was impossible to recruit another European team as an opponent for the evaluation match.
On the other hand, Japan, which is also going on a European expedition during the A-match period in September, made a stark contrast by arranging an evaluation match with Germany and Turkiye early on.
With the worst situation in front of which it is difficult to find an opponent for the evaluation match, it is evaluated that Saudi Arabia, which is a strong opponent for the second match of the September A match, is not bad.
Klinsmanho, who was launched with the goal of the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, but Saudi Arabia, which is likely to compete for the championship, is a good sparring opponent as the first goal is the Asian Cup, which is approaching January next year.
Saudi Arabia is currently 54th in the FIFA rankings, lower than Korea, which is 28th, but showed off its potential by defeating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup last year.스포츠토토
In addition, Klinsmanho is said to be promoting an evaluation match with Vietnam during the October A match held domestically, so it seems to focus thoroughly on the Asian Cup.
On the other hand, Japan, which has two evaluation matches against European teams in A matches in September, prepares for the Asian Cup through evaluation matches with formidable opponents such as Canada and Tunisia in October.
Attention is focusing on what kind of report cards the two countries will receive in the main exam, with quite different preparations for the Asian Cup.