The South Korean national soccer team, which is challenging for the top of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, will enter Doha, the land of the final match, and begin full-fledged local adaptation training.
The Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will hold its first training session at the Al Eglah Training Center in Doha, Qatar, at 4:30 p.m. on the 11th (Korea time).
“The first training session in Doha will be a simple recovery exercise,” a source from the national team said. “The team played an 11 to 11 match in the final training session in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on the morning of the previous day. The players ran 9 kilometers on average.”
The Al Eglah Training Center, which Klinsmann will use as a training ground for this tournament, is a familiar place for the Korean national team. It was used by Korea during the FIFA Qatar World Cup in 2022, and it is a place with good memories of advancing to the round of 16.
Again, Korea is preparing to make another good memory at the Al Eglah Training Center.
The Korean national team is preparing for the Asian Games normally without any major injuries. When he arrived in Doha on the previous day, both the national team and the coaching staff looked cheerful.
Korea is aiming for the top spot at the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years under assessment that the Asian Cup is a “legendary formation.” Korea won the first Asian Cup championship in 1956 and the second Asian Cup championship in 1960, and has thus far failed to win the title, finishing the runner-up four times.
In order to win the Asian Cup, Korea began its convocation training with some European players and K-League players from December 26 last year.
Then, they moved to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on January 3, and started to adjust to the weather and jet lag in the Middle East. Major European players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) joined the national team there and formed the entire team. 헤라카지노
Korea conducted training sessions and final warm-up matches against Iraq in Abu Dhabi to check the condition of the team. Korea continued its upward trend for six consecutive wins by winning 1-0 thanks to Lee Jae-sung’s finishing goal.
South Korea will play Jordan at 8:30 p.m. on the 20th and Malaysia at 8:30 p.m. on the 25th, starting with the first Group E match against Bahrain at 8:30 p.m. on the 15th in Korean time.