South Korea, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), accepted a relatively easy grouping while being in a group with Malaysia, Jordan and Bahrain at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup to be held in Qatar next January.
The AFC held the 2023 AFC Asian Cup draw ceremony at the Qatar Opera House in Doha, Qatar on the 11th (Korean time). Park Ji-sung and Hassan Al-Haidos (Qatar), Serber Jefarov (Uzbekistan), and Tim Cahill (Australia) attended the event to help with the draw.
South Korea (27th), which has the third highest FIFA ranking, was assigned pot 1 on the 7th of last month, along with Jordan (pot 2), Bahrain (pot 3), and Malaysia (pot 4). Together, they faced each other to advance to the round of 16 in Group E. The 1st and 2nd places in each group advance directly to the round of 16, and the top 4 countries among the 3rd places in each group get additional advances.
In particular, an interesting confrontation took place as they were in a group with Malaysia, currently led by coach Kim Pan-gon. In terms of past opponents, Korea has the upper hand with 26 wins, 12 draws and 8 losses. It is also ahead of Bahrain (11 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss) and Jordan (3 wins, 2 draws) in all-time records.
Originally, the 2023 AFC Asian Cup was scheduled to be held in China, but in the aftermath of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the hosting rights were returned and Qatar hosted it. It will open on January 12 next year and the final will be held on February 10. Matches will be held in eight stadiums, centered on Doha and Al Rayyan. 토토사이트
On the other hand, Korea has not reached the top since winning the second tournament in 1960. Through this tournament, he is determined to challenge for the first time in 64 years. Coach Klinsman, who has set the goal of winning the Asian Cup right after his appointment, plans to start preparing in earnest by visiting the stadium, training ground, and lodging.