The Asian Games national team, which consists of soccer team A and under-24 (U-24) players, ahead of the evaluation match in June, balanced the selection of players through the coordination of the command towers.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) of the national soccer team announced the list of 23 national team members for the two consecutive A-matches (Peru and El Salvador) in June at the Soccer Center in Sinmun-ro, Jongno-gu on the 5th.메이저놀이터
They will face Peru on the 16th in Busan and El Salvador in Daejeon on the 20th.
There was a concern that the duplicate selection of players from the A national team and the U-24 national team would become a headache.
The U-24 national team ahead of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in September will also play an evaluation match at a similar time. On the 15th and 19th of this month, China will face off twice at Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China.
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This stadium is the place where the Hangzhou Asian Games are held, and the purpose was to check the performance and adapt to the local area. It is a very valuable opportunity for Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho, who has not had enough of a proper official match due to the one-year postponement of the tournament due to Corona 19.
Is it because of this? Some players under the age of 24 who were on the national team A in March joined the Asian Games national team this time. Jung Woo-young (24, Freiburg) and Song Min-gyu (24, Jeonbuk). Eom Won-sang (24, Ulsan), a candidate for the national team A, will also accompany him on the expedition to China.
Instead, Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), Oh Hyeon-gyu (22, Celtic), and Hong Hyun-seok (24, Gent) of the same age group headed for the A national team aiming for the Asian Cup in January next year.
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It seems that the selection was made through the coordination of coach Klinsman and Hwang Seon-hong, and concessions were made by both sides.
From the past, in the case of players overlapping in the A national team and the age group national team, a subtle atmosphere between the command towers was detected over the selection.
Coach Klinsmann said, “I’m still talking with coaches Hwang Seon-hong and Kim Eun-joong. Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) is missing as a result of continuous conversation.”
He said, “There will be an Asian game in September, and today we achieved good results at the U-20 World Cup. We are continuing to monitor. We are discussing whether we can rise to the A national team. It will be interesting how the roster will change.”