Colombia has been chosen as the opponent for the Korean national soccer team’s first national match (A match) of the new year.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 6th, “We decided to hold a friendly A match with the Colombian national team on메이저사이트 March 24th.” Colombia failed to qualify for last year’s World Cup in Qatar. However, it is 17th in the FIFA rankings, compared to Korea, which is 25th. The venue and time of the match between the two teams has not been set. After the match against Korea, Colombia will move to Japan and face the Japanese team on March 28 in Osaka, Japan.
The Colombia match is expected to be the debut match for the new Korean national team coach. Former coach Paulo Bento (Portugal) resigned after leading Qatar World Cup to the round of 16. He did not extend his contract. The Football Association is currently looking for a successor coach.
The opponent for the second match of A-match, which will be held on March 28, is currently under discussion and will be selected from among South American countries. The Korea Football Association explained, “During this period, European and African countries have continental championship qualifying schedules, and most North and Central American countries are playing Nations League matches.” For now, Uruguay is the dominant force. Uruguay faced Bentuho in the first match of the Qatar World Cup group stage. It was a 0-0 draw at the time.
Since the March A-match is held during the A-match period set by FIFA, foreign players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) can be summoned. Recently, South Korea and Colombia played a friendly match in Seoul in March 2019. At that time, Korea won 2-1. Korea is ahead with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.