Klinsmann suffered his first defeat and failed to report two consecutive victories after launch.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, lost 1-2 in a friendly match against South American powerhouse Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th.
With this, Korea recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses against Uruguay. The only time Korea has beaten Uruguay was in a friendly match in October 2018 (2-1 win). In November of last year, they also clashed in the first leg of Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage, but drew 0-0.
While Son Heung-min (Tottenham) started as a shadow striker for two consecutive games, coach Klinsman changed four players from the starting lineup against Colombia on the 24th. Hwang Ui-jo (Seoul) was the one-top player, and Lee Kang-in was in the second line. Left fullback Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk) was injured, and Lee Ki-je (Suwon), who had been replaced, was re-confidenced. Cho Hyeon-woo (Ulsan) kept the goal in about 9 months.
Uruguay played the game centering on Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) while many members of the Qatar World Cup were absent due to injuries and penalties.
Korea was pushed back by Uruguay, who had a strong attack in the early stages. In the 4th minute of the first half, Jose Luis Rodriguez (Vasco da Gama) gave up the first shot, and 4 minutes later, Valverde’s volley was hit by Jo Hyun-woo. In the end, in the 11th minute of the first half, Valverde’s corner kick missed tall defender Sebastian Coates (Sporting) and was hit with a header.
Afterwards, Korea raised the mood with Son Heung-min’s penetration into the box, and Lee Kang-in, who received a pass from Son Heung-min, fired the first shot in the 15th minute to start a counterattack. In addition, Son Heung-min’s repeated breakthrough, Lee Kang-in’s shooting and cross, Son Heung-min’s free kick, and Lee Ki-je’s mid-range shot threatened the opponent’s goal and took control of the game.
In the 6th minute of the second half of the second half, Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos) scored an equalizer and thrilled the crowd of 63,952 spectators. Lee Jae-seong (Mainz)’s cross hit the opponent’s defense and Lee Ki-je, who was inside the box, calmly turned the cutback, and Hwang In-beom, who was rushing in, finished it with his left foot inside. However, Korea conceded another goal in the 18th minute of the second half. Joaquin Piqueres (Paumeiras)’s free kick was hit by Jo Hyeon-woo again, but Matthias Vesino (Lazio) kicked the free kick. 먹튀검증
In the 24th minute of the second half, Korea raised the gear and led the game, including Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), but again failed to open Uruguay’s goal and knelt down. In the 27th minute of the second half, Kim Yeong-gwon (Ulsan) received the ball with a header in the match before the goal, and in the 38th minute of the second half, Oh Hyun-kyu, who received the ball from Lee Kang-in’s cross, shook the net with a right footed turning shot, but it was regrettable that the goalkeeper was charged and offside was declared after the video review (VAR), respectively. left
Meanwhile, Colombia, which drew 2-2 with Korea, won 2-1 in the match against Japan held in Osaka, Japan.