Klinsmann won Iraq in the final mock test of the Asian Cup, which is challenging to win the championship for the first time in 64 years, continuing a six-game winning streak in A matches and seven consecutive games.
South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, won 1-0 with Lee Jae-sung’s first goal in the first half of the warm-up match against Iraq at New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on the 6th.
Klinsmann, who had been winning every game since the friendly match with Saudi Arabia on Sept. 12 last year, won again on the same day and has won six consecutive games. In all of the six matches, Klinsmann won all of them without allowing a single goal, and scored a total of 20 goals.
Including the warm-up match against Wales, which ended in a 0-0 draw on September 7 last year, the scoreless streak continued for a total of seven games.
Iraq ranks 63rd in the FIFA rankings, 40 places lower than Korea, which ranks 23rd. However, it has maintained top 10 among Asian countries, and won the title at the 2007 Asian Cup in Southeast Asia.
South Korea continued its lead against Iraq with nine wins, 12 draws and two losses.
He continued his winning streak by winning against Iraq, a Middle Eastern team, just around the corner of the Asian Cup, which is challenging to win its first championship in 64 years, further raising the mood.
South Korea has never won the Asian Cup trophy since winning two consecutive tournaments in 1956 and the second tournament in 1960, but has been eliminated due to being hampered by Middle Eastern teams.
If South Korea ranks first in Group E and Iraq ranks second in Group D in the Asian Cup group stage, the two teams are likely to play a “return match” in the round of 16.
Coach Klinsmann benched a large number of key European resources, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and filled the starting list with players who were classified as replacement resources.
Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic) took the front line and Jung Woo-young (Stutgart) and Lee Jae-sung played as left and right strikers. Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) and Hong Hyun-seok (Hent) launched attacks in the midfield, while Park Yong-woo (Al-Ain) was deployed as a defensive midfielder.
From the left, Lee Ki-je (Suwon), Kim Young-kwon, Jung Seung-hyun, and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) formed the four-back defense line, and Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabaab) wore goalkeeper gloves.
At the beginning of the game, South Korea gave several chances to Iraqi midfielders such as Ibrahim Bayesh and Amir Al-Mari, but did not lose a point.
Korea took the lead in the game from the middle of the first half by gaining the upper hand in the side. Jung Woo-young’s header following Seol Young-woo’s cross in the 19th minute of the first half was placed in the goalkeeper’s arms, and Oh Hyun-kyu finished Seol’s cutback with a non-stop shot at the door in the 29th minute, shaking the net, but his goal was not recognized whether the judges ruled it offside.
Korea, which had been tapping constantly, spearheaded the team with Lee Jae-seong’s thunderous mid-range shot at the 40th minute of the first half. When the ball flowed out to the right side of the penalty arc at the 40th minute of the first half, Lee Jae-seong attempted a powerful left-footed mid-range shot to shake the net. It was Lee’s 10th A-match goal.
Lee Jae-sung, who scored his ninth goal in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final qualifying match against Iraq on November 17, 2021, scored his second consecutive goal against Iraq.
Coach Klinsmann started the second half and activated the “first team.” Jung Woo-young, Lee Jae-sung, Hong Hyun-suk, Jung Seung-hyun, and Oh Hyun-kyu were left out, and Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-jae, and Cho Kyu-sung (Mit Whelan) were deployed.
Clinsman, who became more powerful in the battle, constantly drove the Iraqi camp, but the expected goal was rarely scored.
In the 21st minute of the second half, Son Heung-min seemed to have tripped over the goalkeeper’s hand while trying to beat the defender and even the goalkeeper, but the referee did not declare a penalty kick.
In the 31st minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in’s corner kick from the right was slightly missed by Cho Kyu-sung’s high RBI header to the right of the net.
In the 41st minute of the second half, there was a variable in which Lee Kang-in was sent off. Lee Kang-in collided with Ahmed Yahia in excitement, and the referee gave both Lee Kang-in and Yahia a yellow card even though Yahia acted rougher, such as hitting Lee Kang-in in the face.
Lee Kang-in, who had previously received a yellow card, withdrew from the ground due to accumulated warnings. The national team secured a one-goal victory without additional points and losses as 10 people fought.
Lee Kang-in’s exit is not linked to his participation in the Asian Cup. From the first game of the tournament, Lee Kang-in can play. 헤라카지노도메인