Reporter Ahn Gyeong-nam = The first opponent of the Korean national soccer team’s A match held in Korea in March has been decided by Colombia, a strong player in South America.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 6th that it will hold a friendly match against the Colombia national team on the 24th of next month.
Match venues and kick-off times will be confirmed at a later date.
The match against Colombia is expected to be the debut match for the new coach, who succeeded coach Paulo Bento, who broke up after leading the round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The association plans to finalize the appointment of a new manager before the A-match in March.
The second opponent (28th) of the A-match in March, which is currently under discussion, is also expected to be a South American country. 카지노
During the A-Match period, European and African countries have scheduled preliminary rounds for the Continental Championship, and North and Central America have no choice but to play A-matches with South American countries as most of the Nations League matches are held.
The two matches in March will be held during the A-match period set by the International Football Federation (FIFA), and foreign players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), and Kim Min-jae (Napoli) will be convened. .
Colombia is ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings announced in December last year. It is 8 steps higher than Korea (25th).
In the South American qualifiers for the last World Cup in Qatar, it finished 6th and failed to advance to the finals.
In the previous record, they met 7 times, and Korea leads with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the most recent confrontation, a friendly match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in March 2019, Korea won 2-1 with goals from Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz).
Colombia, led by Argentinian coach Nesto Lorenzo, is dominated by players from European leagues, including James Rodriguez (Olympiacos), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Luis Diaz (Liverpool), and Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).