Challenge to Win
The judges have been confirmed to oversee the first match of the Clinsman team, which is trying to win the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in 64 years.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will play Bahrain in the first Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at 8:30 p.m. on the 15th at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
AFC assigned a Chinese referee to the referee in the match against Bahrain. Manning will be the referee, Zu Fei will be the first deputy referee, Zhang Qing will be the second deputy referee, Fuming will be the VAR referee, and Hannah Hatap, a Syrian national, will be the assistant VAR referee. Yusuke Araki of Japan will be assigned to the referee.
South Korea, which has not won a championship for 64 years since its second consecutive Asian Cup titles in 1956 and 1960, has virtually no record of winning a championship in the modernized Asian Cup. In the 21st century, the runner-up at the 2015 Australian Games is the best performance.
South Korea will start its journey with a big goal of winning the tournament for the first time in 64 years by forming the strongest member ever. The strongest players of all time have been deployed on both sides of offense and defense, including Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur, Kim Min-jae Bayern Munich, the top scorer of the Premier League, and Kim Min-jae Bayern Munich, who won the Serie A best defender award, as well as Lee Kang-in PSG, the Golden Ball MVP of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and Hwang Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers, who is playing with double-digit goals in the Premier League.
After a ceremony at the Korea Football Association KFA Awards on the 2nd, South Korea headed to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates UAE, where it was trained. Players from overseas, including Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, joined Abu Dhabi directly from their respective teams on the 3rd.
Lee Kang-in belatedly joined the team with the cooperation of KFA and Coach Klinsmann. “Most players from overseas including Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur will be called to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on January 2 next year in line with the convocation rules,” the KFA said. “Lee Kang-in Saint-Germain, Paris will join his team immediately after participating in the Super Cup.”
Considering Lee Kang-in’s aspiration to win the title, Korea’s national soccer team coach Klinsmann allowed Lee to join the team a few days later. It seems that he decided that it would be better to continue his mood to the Asian Cup after lifting the trophy.
Lee Kang-in started the final of the 2023-2024 Trope de Champion France Super Cup between PSG and Toulouse at the Parc des France in Paris, France on the 3rd and scored the winning goal in the first two minutes, contributing to the team’s 2-0 victory.
Lee Kang-in enjoyed the joy of lifting the trophy for the first time since he joined PSG in July last year. The Trope de Champaign is a Super Cup match in which the winner of the French Ligue 1 and the winner of the Coupe de France France Cup compete in the same season. PSG is the champion of the League 1 for the 2022-2023 season, and Toulouse has won the title of the French Cup.
Lee Kang-in conducted a flash interview with the broadcaster shortly after the game and then left an autograph on the match ball. After that, he received the official MOM trophy selected by the French Football Federation LFP, which hosted the game, and took a commemorative photo. After this schedule, he moved to Abu Dhabi on the 5th to join the national team. 사설토토
South Korea won 1-0 on the 6th at New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus with Iraq, a country that advanced to the finals. Lee Jae-sung Mints scored the winning goal in the 40th minute of the first half, while Lee Kang-in was sent off in the 41st minute of the second half, experiencing various variables.
Korea has completed all preparations and will start the tournament schedule. Korea belongs to Group E with Bahrain, Jordan and Malaysia. Starting with the match against Bahrain on June 15, Korea will face off with Jordan on June 20 and Malaysia on June 25.