The confrontation between Korea and Japan was canceled. Instead, South Korea and Japan will face off indirectly against the same opponent.
The Japan Football Association said on the 10th, “The Japanese national football team will call Uruguay to Japan for the Kirin Cup on March 10th. On the 28th, we will face off against Colombia.”
Coincidentally, on the 9th, the Korea Football Association said, “The national soccer team will play a friendly match between Colombia and Ulsan on March 24th. The opponent for the second match to be held in Seoul on the 28th is undecided.”
Uruguay was the opponent in the first leg of the group stage of the Qatar World Cup Korea. Korea did well at the time, but drew with Uruguay 0-0. It was regrettable that Hwang Eui-jo did not succeed in the decisive first goal opportunity. Defensive nucleus Kim Min-jae was injured in the game against Uruguay.
This means that Colombia will face South Korea on the 24th and then go to Japan to face the Japanese national team on the 28th. The strengths of Korea and Japan, which face the same team consecutively, are inevitably subjected to indirect comparison.
Korea and Japan advanced to the round of 16 side by side at the World Cup in Qatar. Japan has decided to renew the contract with head coach Hajime Moriyasu and leave the helm until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America. 토토사이트
On the other hand, Korea is still unable to select a successor after failing to renew the contract with manager Paulo Bento. The opponent and the date of the debut of the new coach of the Korean national team came out, but the coach has not been decided. In addition, Korea could not decide until March 28, 2nd round opponent. Korea has no choice but to be directly compared to Japan in terms of national team strength as well as soccer administration skills.