Asian Cup Group Draw D-1, Pot 4 with High Possibility of Korean Derby
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What group draw will Klinsmanho accept at the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup? Depending on the scenario, there is a high chance that there will be some very interesting matchups.
The AFC will hold 스포츠토토 the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup final draw ceremony at the Qatar Opera Hall in Doha at 8:00 pm (Korean time) on the 11th. In the Asian Cup, Asia’s most prestigious national competition, the 24 teams that have broken through the regional qualifiers are divided into 6 groups to compete in the group stage, and then determine the championship with a cross tournament. Korea, led by coach Klinsman, is in Pot 1 along with host country Qatar, Japan, Iran, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
Coach Klinsman declared winning the Asian Cup as soon as he took over as head coach of Korea. It is an atmosphere that is being discussed as the strongest candidate for the championship along with Japan and Saudi Arabia in terms of objective power. Therefore, the possibility of passing the group stage is very high. Since it is a 24-team finals system, even if they are caught up in an unexpected slump, the possibility of advancing to the round of 16 in 3rd place is quite high. Because of this, the reaction of Korean soccer fans watching the draw for the group stage draw may be sluggish, but it is not. There could be a matchup that Korean fans will find exciting.
Ironically, we need to pay attention to the teams belonging to Pot 4 with the weakest power. Port 4 includes India, Tajikistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Among them, the Indonesian national soccer team led by coach Shin Tae-yong and the Malaysian national soccer team led by coach Kim Pan-gon draw the most attention.
A scenario can be created in which coach Shin Tae-yong and Kim Pan-gon, who are showing the potential of Korean soccer leaders in Southeast Asia, challenge Klins Man-ho to a surprise. However, because of the contract renewal issue with the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Shin has to watch the possibility of participating in the tournament. Shin’s contract is until the end of the year, as the Asian Cup will be held in January next year. Coach Shin is negotiating closely with Eric Tohir, president of the Indonesian Football Association, regarding his future.
If Indonesia is organized in the same group as Korea, we can also expect a picture in which Indonesia’s national soccer hero Asnawi Mangkualam, who is active in the Jeonnam Dragons, competes with Son Heung-min, a leading Korean star representing Asian soccer. Both players boast an absolute position within the team, and due to the positions of Asnawi, who plays as the right fullback, and Son Heung-min, who plays as the left wing, a head-on collision is inevitable.
On the other hand, coach Kim will definitely participate in the tournament as long as there is no change. Under the guidance of coach Kim, Malaysia advanced to the Asian Cup finals on its own for the first time in 43 years. At the time of the 2007 tournament, it was one of the co-hosts, but it has been a long time since it broke through the preliminary round. Because of this, Malaysia’s expectations for Kim are very high.
Besides Indonesia and Malaysia, there is another Pot 4 team to pay attention to. This is the Hong Kong national soccer team. Hong Kong’s baton is held by John Andersen, who previously directed Incheon United. Although he is a foreign coach, Andersen is also likely to draw great attention when he makes a matchup with Korea in that he has a considerable relationship with the Korean soccer world after his experience in the K-League.
What group draw will Klinsmanho accept at the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup? Depending on the scenario, there is a high chance that there will be some very interesting matchups. The AFC will hold 스포츠토토 the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup final draw ceremony at the Qatar Opera Hall in Doha at 8:00 pm (Korean time)…