The AFC Asian Cup Organizing Committee announced the detailed schedule of the tournament on the 21st, including the time of the group stage. The national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will play its first Group E match against Bahrain at 8:30 p.m. Korean time on January 15 next year at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium.
South Korea will then play its second game against Jordan at Altumama Stadium at the same time on January 20 and play its last third game against Malaysia led by head coach Kim Pan-gon at Alzanup Stadium on January 25. Altumama Stadium and Alzanup Stadium are the places where Qatar’s World Fear took place last year. Jasim Bin Hamad Stadium is the home stadium of Qatar’s professional football club Al Sadd, where the World Cup has not been held.
The opening and final matches of the tournament will be held at Lusail Stadium, a large stadium that accommodates about 89,000 people. This stadium is the place where the final match of the Qatar World Cup last year, Argentina vs France, took place. 토토사이트
Initially, the organizing committee tried to hold the opening and final matches at Albyte Stadium in Alcor, not at Roussail Stadium. Albyte Stadium, which accommodates 68,000 people, is the venue for the Qatar-Ecuador match in the opening match of the Qatar World Cup. However, the Albyte Stadium was pushed out as Rusail Stadium, which was not originally included in the Asian Cup Stadium, was newly included in the stadium list.
The Asian Cup will be held at a total of nine stadiums, including Lusail Stadium, seven World Cup matches including Albay, Alzanup, Altumama, Ahmad bin Ali, Education City, and Khalifa International Stadium, as well as Jasim bin Hamad and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium used by Qatar professional football teams.
The 2023 Asian Cup was originally scheduled to be held in China in July, but the venue was changed to Qatar as the right to host was returned due to COVID-19 quarantine. The time of the event has also been postponed to January and February 2024. South Korea, led by head coach Klinsmann, will try to win the title for the first time in 63 years since 1960.