Uruguay has been selected as the opponent for the second A match of the national soccer team to be held in Korea in March this year.
This is a rematch after about 4 months of facing each other in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar World Cup group stage.
The Korea Football Association announced today (13th), “We decided to hold a friendly A match against the Uruguay national team at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 28th.”
The match time has not yet been set.
The match against Uruguay is expected to be the second match for the new Korean national soccer team coach.
Earlier, the national team will face Colombia on March 24 at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.
The national team, led by former coach Paulo Bento, failed to decide the game 0-0 after a close match with Uruguay in the first leg of the Qatar World Cup group stage on November 24 last year.
At the end of the group stage, the two teams had the same record of 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, and the goal difference was the same.
In the end, Korea, which was ahead in many points, advanced dramatically to the round of 16, while Uruguay had to turn away.
Despite the lower-than-expected results of being knocked out in the group stage, Uruguay maintained the coaching system of Diego Alonso.
However, starting from the World Cup, Luis Suárez (36, Gremio) and Edinson Cavani (36, Valencia) were replaced by Federico Valverde (25, Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (26, Tottenham), and Darwin Nunez (26, Tottenham). 24, Liverpool), etc., the focus is shifting to young players. 메이저사이트
Since the A-match in March is held during the A-match period set by FIFA, players from overseas can be summoned.
As such, there is a high possibility that another confrontation between ‘elite members’ will unfold like the World Cup group stage match.
Currently, Uruguay’s FIFA ranking is 16th, higher than ours at 25th.
Korea is behind Uruguay with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses.
In a friendly match held in Seoul in October 2018, the only victory was a 2-1 win with consecutive goals from Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul) and Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd).
The Uruguay national team is scheduled to return to Korea after playing a game in Japan on March 24th.