Korean national soccer team defeats Iraq and wins 6 consecutive A matches

Lee Jae-seong wins the warm-up match 1-0 with the winning goal. The first match of the Asian Cup against Bahrain on the 15th.

Hwang Hee-chan (left) of the Korean national soccer team is competing for the ball with an opponent during an evaluation match against Iraq held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on the 6th. Korea won 1-0 with Lee Jae-seong’s winning goal in the 40th minute of the first half.

The Korean national soccer team, which is attempting to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, won its last official match before the tournament and continued its six-game winning streak in international matches.

The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, defended Lee Jae-sung’s opening goal until the end and won 1-0 in an evaluation match against Iraq held at the New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 6th. It has been a 6-game winless streak since the friendly match against Saudi Arabia (1-0 win) on September 13 last year. Since the 0-0 draw against Wales on September 8th last year, the team has maintained a scoreless record for seven consecutive games. This is a record tied for third place in A-match history. The record is 10 consecutive games without conceding a goal from August 2015 to March 2016, when former coach Uli Stielike led the national team. 메이저-토토사이트

On this day, the national team’s core European players, including captain Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, and Kim Min-jae, faced the game on the bench. Oh Hyun-gyu, who played as a front-line striker, began knocking on the goal, connecting Lee Ki-je’s cross with a non-stop shot in the 23rd minute of the first half. In the 40th minute of the first half, Lee Jae-seong hit the net with a left-footed mid-range shot from outside the penalty box. Lee Jae-seong tasted a goal in an A match two years and two months after the final qualifying round for the FIFA Qatar World Cup in November 2021. At that time, the opponent was Iraq.

At the start of the second half, Coach Klinsmann replaced attacking resources Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, Hwang Hee-chan, Cho Kyu-seong, and central defender Kim Min-jae in an attempt to score an additional goal, but was unable to break through Iraq’s goal any more. Korea continued its streak of wins without conceding a goal, but their lack of goal-scoring ability, which resulted in only one goal against Iraq, which was much lower in the FIFA rankings, was disappointing. Korea recorded 12 shots on this day, twice as many as Iraq (6). Korea is 23rd in the FIFA rankings, and Iraq is 63rd. Lee Kang-in was sent off in the 41st minute of the second half due to accumulated warnings. Since today’s warm-up match was a friendly match, Lee Kang-in’s sending off will not affect the Asian Cup match.

The national team will continue training in Abu Dhabi and then move to Qatar, the host of the Asian Cup, on the 10th. Korea will play against Bahrain on the 15th, Jordan on the 20th, and Malaysia on the 25th in Group E of the Asian Cup. Jordan, Korea’s opponent in the second round of the group stage, defeated Qatar, the host country and ‘defending champion’, 2-1 in an evaluation match on the 6th. Jordan will play another friendly match against Japan on the 9th. 카지노사이트

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