Reporter Kim Do-yong = The possibility of a match between the Korean and Japanese soccer teams has been raised during the A match in March.
According to Japanese media such as Sports Hochi and Daily Sports on the 3rd, Sorimachi Yasuharu, technical director of the Japan Football Association, explained the Japanese national team’s March A match plan in an online interview with the local media the day before.
Technical Committee Chairman Sorimachi said, “The opponent team has not been decided yet. If possible, we are promoting a match against a team with a higher FIFA ranking than Japan, and a team that steadily advances to the World Cup finals.”
Japan plans to play evaluation matches in Tokyo on March 24 and Osaka on March 28, during the first FIFA A match of this year.
When asked about the possibility of a confrontation with Korea, who reached the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar, Sorimachi, head of the Technical Committee, left the possibility open, saying, “Korea is also one of the strong teams. It is an opponent worth considering.”
It is not easy for Asian teams such as Korea and Japan to find opponents for the A-match evaluation in March. In Europe, the 2024 European Football Federation (UEFA) European Football Championship (Euro) qualifiers will be held. In North and Central America, the 2022-23 season Nations League will be held, and in Africa, the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers will be held.
Therefore, it is necessary to find an opponent for the A-match evaluation match in March among Asian and South American teams. So far, local media in Uruguay and Colombia have reported that their national teams will travel to Korea and Japan in March to play two consecutive matches. 온라인카지노
The Korea Football Association is talking with a South American team first for the March evaluation match. To celebrate the World Cup in Qatar, the association is in contact with and discussing with six South American teams, excluding Argentina, which is promoting an evaluation match in their country, and Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay, which were invited last June.
If Korea plays two games against a South American team in March, it will be virtually difficult to complete the match between Korea and Japan.