The opponent for the debut of Bento’s successor is Colombia… Soccer team, match A confirmed on March 24
Correspondent Lee Jae-sang = South American Colombia has been confirmed as the opponent for the debut match of the new coach who will lead the Korean national soccer team following coach Paulo Bento.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 6th that it will hold a friendly A match against the Colombian national team on March 24th. The venue and kickoff time are yet to be determined.
The opponent for the second match of A-match, scheduled for the 28th of next month, is still under discussion, but will be decided soon among South American countries.
During this period, European and African countries have scheduled continental championship qualifiers, and most North and Central American countries play Nations League matches, so the Korea Football Association has been negotiating matches with South American countries.
Since the two friendly matches to be held in March will be held during the A-match period set by the International Football Federation (FIFA), all foreign players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (Napoli) can be summoned.
Colombia ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings announced last December, 8 places higher than Korea, which is ranked 25th. In the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, they failed to advance to the finals by finishing in 6th place.
Korea and Colombia have played 7 A matches so far, and Korea leads with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The most recent confrontation was a friendly match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in March 2019, four years ago, and South Korea won 2-1 with goals from Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz). 카지노사이트
Famous players of the Colombia national team led by Argentinian coach Nesto Lorenzo include James Rodriguez (32, Olympiacos), Davinson Sanchez (27, Tottenham), Luis Dias (26, Liverpool), and Juan Cuadrado (35, Juventus). etc.
Meanwhile, Korean football is looking for a new coach after Bento, who led Qatar World Cup advance to the round of 16, left due to contract expiration. Michael Müller (Germany) has been appointed as the Technical Development Committee, which oversees the appointment of the national team coach, and is accelerating the work.
In a press conference held on the 11th, Chairman Muller cited expertise, experience as a manager, motivation, and teamwork as the conditions for the appointment of a new leader. It seems that the outline of the new command tower will be revealed to some extent in late February or early March at the earliest.
KFA announced that it would conduct all future processes behind closed doors, taking into account the special nature of the negotiations for appointing the national team manager.