The first game of the new soccer team coach will be held in Ulsan.
The Korea Football Association said on the 9th, “The first leg of the national team friendly A match against Colombia to be held on March 24th will be held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium. The second leg of the friendly A match scheduled for March 28 will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The opponent for the second game is still undecided.”
This match against Colombia스포츠토토 is the first match under the new coaching system. The Football Association is looking for a replacement for coach Paulo Bento, who left the national team due to the expiration of his contract right after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Since last January, I started working on the appointment in earnest. An announcement of appointment will be made soon.
Colombia, the first opponent of the 2023 A match, is the 17th ranked team in the FIFA World Ranking. It ranks fourth in South America after Brazil (1st), Argentina (2nd) and Uruguay (16th). World-class players such as James Rodriguez (Olympiacos), Radamel Falcao (Rayo Vallecano), Davidson Sanchez (Tottenham), and Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) are lined up.
South Korea and Colombia played a friendly match in Seoul in March 2019. At that time, Korea won 2-1. Korea is ahead of Colombia with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Meanwhile, it is the first time in four years since the match against Bolivia in March 2019 that Ulsan is playing an A match. At that time, Korea Republic won 1-0 thanks to Lee Chung-yong’s header.