Son Heung-min – Kim Min-jae – Lee Kang-in ‘Assemble’… Clash with Peru, ranked 21st in FIFA rankings in June, and El Salvador, ranked 75th
Who will be the first victim of victory for the Korean soccer team under coach Jurgen Klinsmann? Klinsmanho, who made his debut last month with 1 draw and 1 loss in 2 matches, will meet Peru and El Salvador this time.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 21st,스포츠토토 “The national soccer team will play a friendly match for the national soccer team invited by Hana Bank” against Peru on June 16 and El Salvador on the 20th.
Peru and El Salvador are ranked 21st and 75th by FIFA, respectively. South Korea is ranked 27th. Against Peru, we will be able to see the competitiveness of the national team in international competitions, and against El Salvador, we will be able to check out the hotter attacking soccer with objective superiority.
This evaluation match was also held against the South American team. 4 times in a row This is because since the launch of the Nations League (UNL), a competition between countries belonging to the European Football Federation (UEFA), European countries cannot leave Europe during the A-match week, except for the time before the World Cup. If you go on an expedition, you can be in a confrontation with European countries, but it is difficult in reality.
This national team game is attracting great interest. Son Heung-min (Tottenham) surpassed the 100-goal mark in the English Premier League (EPL), and Kim Min-jae (Napoli) gained more experience by playing in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) is active every day and is becoming a target for European clubs.
As coach Klinsman, it is expected that he will be able to better utilize key players such as Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Lee Kang-in than in previous games because it is a game to be played after more time is secured to understand Korean football better and get to know the players. .
Expectations are high for Peru. Peru is a team that has advanced to the finals of the tournament five times until the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the 2022 Qatar tournament, it lost to Australia at the end of a penalty shootout in the intercontinental playoff and swallowed Bunru, but boasts a solid power, such as reaching the semifinals in the 2021 Copa America. Even in the previous record, Korea is inferior with 1 draw and 1 loss.
What leaves me somewhat disappointed is El Salvador. Korea is the first team to face, and they have advanced to the World Cup finals twice, but the last time was in Spain in 1982. This is the reason why it is evaluated that it is somewhat weak to be a proper test opportunity.
It is fortunate that both teams are expected to bring in the best of their strength. This is because Peru is ahead of the 2026 North and Central America World Cup South American qualifiers in September and El Salvador is ahead of the 2023 North and Central America Gold Cup in June.
Although this is the second call after Klinsman took over as coach, the national team is not in a very relaxed situation. This is because we have to prepare for the Asian Cup, which will be held in Qatar in January next year. Korea won two consecutive championships in the first and second rounds in 1956 and 1960, but has not been able to regain the top for over 60 years. Losing to Australia in 2015 and remaining runner-up was the best performance in nearly 30 years.