Klinsmann’s men will play a home trial against Vietnam in October.
The Vietnam Football Association announced on its official website on October 28 (KST) that it will play a training and evaluation match in South Korea in October. The federation raised expectations, saying it would “play a very high-level match.”
Vietnam parted ways with Park Hang-seo and hired Philippe Trousier, who led Japan to the first round of 16 at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.메이저사이트
Klinsmann’s men will play a home trial against Vietnam in October. Photo by Chun Jung-hwan
Vietnam will face Iraq, the Philippines and either Indonesia or Brunei in the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 North American Championship. They will convene in September and October, with a training and exhibition match against South Korea in October.
South Korea will likely use Vietnam as a sparring partner to prepare for the upcoming matches against Singapore, Guam, and China before the second round of Asian qualifying begins in November.
The Vietnamese will also be looking for Klinsmann’s first victory if he fails to win during the A-match in September, which begins with a trip to Wales.
The Klinsmanns drew two and lost two of their last four trials in March and June. Jürgen Klinsmann has the longest winless streak by a foreign coach in South Korean soccer history.
Meanwhile, South Korea and Vietnam have met 24 times at A-team level. The Koreans hold a commanding 17 wins, five draws and two defeats, and this will be the first test match in 19 years since the 2004 World Cup in Germany (2-1 win).