Chung Mong-kyu, president of the Korea Football Association, visited the national team’s training center ahead of the quarterfinals.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will take on Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on July 7 at 0:00 a.m. KST.
Chung arrived in Qatar a day before the quarterfinal against Australia. Chung, who also traveled to Qatar once during the group stage, will join the team to support Korea’s Asian Cup 안전카지노사이트 journey.
After watching the game against Australia, Chung arrived at the team’s training center at 4:00 p.m. local time, ahead of their quarterfinal match against Jordan. After greeting the team staff, he watched the players train from afar and offered his silent support.
The focus of the day was on recovery. All 26 players participated in team drills. Even Moon Sun-min, who had a hamstring injury, practiced normally.
After warming up with running and stretching, the players went through separate training programs, including ball spinning (rondo) and passing drills, and were divided into recovery and normal groups.
The normal training group focused on short sprints. There were 14 players, including the two goalkeepers, Song Bum-geun and Kim Jun-hong, as well as Kim Jin-soo, Lee Ki-je, Kim Ji-soo, Kim Joo-sung, Jung Seung-hyun, Park Jin-seop, Lee Soon-min, Yang Hyun-joon, Hong Hyun-seok, Jung Woo-young, Moon Sun-min, and Oh Hyun-gyu. After completing rondo and passing drills, the team worked on their shooting game after a short sprint.
The recovery group included players who played against Australia two days earlier. The 12 players included Son Heung-min, Cho Kyu-sung, Cho Hyun-woo, Lee Jae-sung, Park Yong-woo, Hwang In-beom, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, Seol Young-woo, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Min-jae, and Kim Tae-hwan. They focused on recovery exercises with coach Klinsmann.
Jordan is considered a strong offensive and physical team. Despite being the lowest-ranked of the four finalists in the FIFA rankings (Iran 21st, South Korea 23rd, Qatar 58th, Jordan 87th), the team has emerged as a dark horse in the tournament, reaching the Asian Cup quarterfinals for the first time in its history.