There were no major changes. Most of the players who went to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar were included in the roster. The reason was clear. This is because the players who succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar deserve congratulations at home, and it was coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s idea to create a place for congratulations.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 13th the call-up list of 26 players ahead of the 2nd A match in March. Most of the players who participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar were selected for this list because coach Klinsman was decided as the new coach of the national soccer team on the 27th of last month, and there was not enough time to personally look at the players.
Compared to the Qatar World Cup squad, two players have changed. Instead of Yoon Jong-gyu (FC Seoul) and Hong Chul (Daegu FC) missing due to injury, Lee Gi-je (Suwon Samsung) and Oh Hyeon-gyu (Celtic, Scotland) joined. Lee Gi-je and Oh Hyeon-gyu were selected for the national team when Paulo Bento was the former head coach.
In particular, the selection of Oh Hyun-gyu is attracting attention. Last season, he showed explosive growth while playing for Suwon Samsung, and accompanied him as a reserve member at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. At the time, he traveled with the national team and Qatar without a uniform number, but this time he joined the national team as an official member.
Except for Lee Ki-je and Oh Hyun-kyu, they are members of the Qatar World Cup. The reason was clear. It has not been long since coach Klinsman took charge of the national team, so he has not yet been able to identify the squad, and there is also an intention to continue the color of Bentuho, who had a good record of 16 in the World Cup. 베팅룸 토토
Another reason is to create a place where everyone can celebrate advancing to the round of 16 together. As the Qatar World Cup was held in the first winter in history, the players who finished the World Cup immediately joined their team, and this is the first A match.
Regarding this, director Klinsman said, “It is very simple. Players will be selected based on the squad that participated in the Qatar World Cup. Korea advanced to the round of 16, and the players deserve congratulations in front of the fans. We will create a place to celebrate.”
Klinsmann will convene Paju NFC on the 20th. Then, on the 24th at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium, Colombia and Uruguay at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. In the FIFA rankings announced last December, Colombia ranked 17th and Uruguay ranked 16th, higher than Korea, which ranked 25th. Korea is ahead of Colombia with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, but is inferior to Uruguay with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses.