Japan is showing interest in whether Vahid Halilhodzic (71) will be named as a candidate for the Korean national soccer team coach.
On the 3rd, Japan’s ‘Evening Paper Fuji’ published an article titled ‘Why the Japan Association is eager for Halil Hozic to take office as the Korean national soccer team coach’, saying, “A confrontation with Hanlil Hozic, who even went through a court battle at the time of his dismissal, may be possible. Because there is,” he said.
Halil Hodzic is the head coach of the Japan national soccer team in 2015. However, it was controversial in April, just two months before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Conflicts with the Japan Football Association, the media, and some players were the cause.
When Halil Hozic was mentioned as a Korean director, it was natural for Japan to show interest. Halil Hodzic also revealed in an interview with the media in his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, “I had a short phone call with Korea about the coaching job.”
The reason why the Japan Football Association is looking forward to Halil Hozic as the Korean coach is because of the second term Japan national team evaluation match of coach Moriyasu Hajime. Japan has signed a 4-year contract extension with manager Moriyasu, and plans to hold two evaluation matches on March 24 and 28.
However, it is not easy to decide who to meet with the Japanese national team. It is difficult to invite strong players from Europe or South America. Morocco, who finished fourth in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and Colombia, which were eliminated in the South American qualifiers, are in contact, but have not reached a contract. 안전놀이터
In the end, Japan included Asian countries that were not originally planned, and among them, Korea, which reached the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar, is being considered as an opponent for the evaluation match. The Korea-Japan match between Korea and Japan was the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship last July.
The media said, “There is nothing special about the previous Korea-Japan match as we faced off at Toyota Stadium in July of last year, but if the enemy is Halil Hozic, the story will be different.” there is,” he explained.
“Even if not, the tense confrontation between Moriyasu and the 2nd Japanese national team welcomes Korea, which has a lot of ties, and a new coach who is burning with revenge, and Moriyasu. I think I can,” he said without hiding his anticipation.