‘Well met’ Korea vs Uruguay return match, 3 reasons for attention

The second opponent for the March A-match of the Korean national soccer team has been decided. It is Uruguay. There are three points of interest.

The Korea Football Association announced on the 13th that it would hold a friendly A match against Uruguay on March 28th. The venue for the match is the Seoul World Cup Stadium, and the kick-off time has not yet been set.

As a result, the new coach of the national team, who succeeded coach Paulo Bento, will face Colombia and Uruguay in the first A-match period after taking office. On March 24, the match against Colombia will be held in Ulsan.

Currently, the position of manager of the Korean team is vacant. The Korea Football Association is looking for a successor after saying goodbye to coach Paulo Bento, who led Korea to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last December, due to the expiration of his contract.

As of the 14th, Uruguay’s FIFA ranking is 16th, higher than Korea’s 25th. The Uruguay national team is scheduled to return to Korea after playing a game in Japan on March 24.

Korea and Uruguay will meet again in November 2022 after four months of facing each other in the first game of the Qatar World Cup group stage.

During the World Cup, Korea drew with Uruguay 0-0 after a close match, paving the way for advancement to the round of 16. Korea recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss just like Uruguay, but they dramatically stepped on the stage of the round of 16 before scoring multiple points. Uruguay, on the other hand, was eliminated.

Attention is focused on the reunion of Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) and Federico Valverde (25, Real Madrid).

The two faced each other in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar. At that time, when Uruguay’s Valverde tackled Lee Kang-in with a clean success, he held an uppercut ceremony. It was a scene sufficient to be read as a provocation. Recently, he caused controversy by committing a rough foul against Lee Kang-in in a La Liga match in the Spanish league.

If you look at the history of Korea and Uruguay, Korea is inferior. Korea is behind with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses from 9 matches. In a friendly match held in Seoul in October 2018, Hwang Eui-jo (31, FC Seoul) and Jeong Woo-young (33, Al Sadd) won 2-1 with goals, the only victory. 온라인카지노

Uruguay is maintaining the coaching system of Diego Alonso despite poor World Cup results. From the standpoint of Uruguay, it is necessary to recover the pride that was crumpled after being eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar with a victory over Korea.

The generational change also needs to go a step further. In Uruguay, Luis Suarez (36, Gremio), Edinson Cavani (36, Valencia), and Diego Godin (37, Velez Sarsfield) have led the Uruguay national team for over 10 years.

However, recently, the center has been shifting to Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur (26, Tottenham), and Darwin Nunes (24, Liverpool).

This is the game against Uruguay with three points. Attention is focused on the first line of the new Korean command tower, the face-to-face confrontation between ‘Ansuk’ Lee Kang-in and Valverde, and whether Korea’s first victory in Uruguay in 5 years.

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