Korean national football team coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59) expressed his satisfaction with the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup grouping온라인카지노.
On the 11th (Korean time), the 2023 Asian Cup draw ceremony was held at the Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar. Korea, ranked 27th in the FIFA rankings, was placed in Group E with Jordan (84th), Bahrain (85th) and Malaysia (138th).
The tournament, featuring 24 countries, will open in Qatar on January 12, 2024. Up to 2nd place in the group advances to the round of 16, and when the group finishes 3rd place, the top 4 countries will join the round of 16 by comparing their performance with the 3rd place in the other group.
Korea aims to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 63 years since 1960. After facing Bahrain on the 16th and Jordan on the 22nd, they will face off against Malaysia on the 28th, led by coach Kim Pan-gon.
Coach Klinsman, who watched the group draw ceremony locally, conveyed his impressions through the Korea Football Association (KFA). He said, “Everyone has good power. There is no easy group,” he said. “You have to study the opponent team. In Malaysia, a Korean coach leads the team.” He then showed a relatively satisfactory response to the group formation, saying, “The goal is to advance from the group stage to the end of the tournament. It’s a good matchup.”
Candidates for the championship included Saudi Arabia and Japan. Coach Klinsman said, “In last year’s World Cup, Saudi Arabia beat Argentina, and Japan beat Germany and Spain. Also, there are many strong teams such as Iran and Australia, which also performed well in the World Cup.” but ”
Regarding the team he wants to meet in the round of 16, he said, “I think it would be better to meet a strong team early.” “Our first goal is to advance to the round of 16, and then we will prepare to go to the final and meet a strong team to win.”