The national team, led by head coach Klinsmann, will play a friendly match against El Salvador at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 20th. Since Klinsmann took office in February, the national team, which has yet to win, will challenge El Salvador, ranked 75th in the FIFA rankings.
On this day, Klinsmann assigned Park Yong-woo, who recently caused controversy over racism. Park Yong-woo caused controversy by posting racist comments on his teammate Lee Myung-jae’s SNS post after the match against Jeju United on the 10th.
Park Yong-woo mentioned a Thai-born man who played for Jeonbuk Hyundai in the past. It was a remark that was considered to be intended to disparage Lee Myung-jae, who has dark skin, as if he were Southeast Asian. 카지노사이트
Controversy spread as the comment was spread on various SNSs by K League fans. Ulsan, its team, apologized for the incident and the players mentioned, saying it would hold a reward committee and provide anti-discrimination education to the entire team, and the Korea Professional Football Federation will also hold a reward committee on the 22nd to punish the players.
Some fans said that Park Yong-woo, who made racist remarks, was not qualified to wear the Taegeuk mark and that he should leave the national team.
However, manager Klinsmann made his A-match debut by replacing Park Yong-woo in the last match against Peru. Even after the game, he said, “I know Park Yong-woo’s situation, but the attitude he showed on the playground was positive,” adding, “Anyone can make a mistake.” It is also my role to help me grow as a human being,” he hugged Park Yong-woo.
And in this match against El Salvador, he showed unwavering trust by starting. Park Yong-woo, along with Hwang In-beom and Lee Jae-sung, will form the third team and support Lee Kang-in and Hwang Hee-chan.