The announcement of the final entry of the movie office on the 28th was also announced. In preparation for the Asian Cup in January next year, the Korean team will hold a final mock test against Iraq. The final entry of the Korean team, which aims to win the Asian Cup in 64 years, will be announced in theaters on Wednesday. 스포츠토토
The Korea Football Association said on the 24th, “We will have a warm-up match against Iraq at 10 p.m. on January 6th next year at New York University Abu Dhabi Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
The team will land in Abu Dhabi on January 2 next year and start training for adaptation to the local area. The team is committed to prepare for the upcoming match between Middle Eastern teams that it will meet at the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup in a final warm-up match against Iraq four days later. Iraq ranks 63rd in the FIFA rankings, lower than Korea (23rd), and is leading Korea in 22 matches with eight wins, 12 draws and two losses, but it is a team that has displayed unique and difficult performance in the Middle East.
South Korea, which had never lifted the Asian Cup trophy after winning the first and second Asian Cup championships in 1956 and 1960, struggled whenever it met the Middle Eastern team. As many cases were eliminated in vain, the team will have a warm-up match with Iraq and begin the final inspection. Four years ago, under former coach Paulo Bento, he was eliminated early after meeting Qatar in the quarterfinals.
Team Korea will play its first group match against Bahrain (Jan. 15) at the Asian Cup, which will take place on Jan. 12, and will face off against Jordan (Jan. 20) and Malaysia (Jan. 25), respectively. They will meet the Middle Eastern countries twice.
Prior to this, the national team will announce its final roster for the Asian Cup on Friday. Jürgen Klinsmann announced the list of 16 Korean players for its convocation training in Seoul from May 26 to 31. Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City), who is suspected of taking illegal video clips, has been excluded, but he has not selected a forward striker other than Cho Kyu-sung (Mit Whelan). As a result, it is highly likely that Klinsmann will replace Hwang as a substitute for an overseas player rather than a Korean K-League player.
Notably, the announcement ceremony for the final roster of the Asian Cup will be held at the CGV Yongsan in Seoul, drawing attention. Since his inauguration, Klinsmann has continued to take unusual steps, replacing the announcement of the selection of national team players with press releases rather than press conferences, and conducting training sessions at Mokdong Stadium, not at the training center in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. Again, he made an unprecedented decision to announce the national team at a movie theater and broadcast it live.