This month, the South Korean national soccer team will begin its first real test in preparation for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.
The Korea Football Association 토토사이트 has announced the roster for the call-up training, which is virtually the same as last month’s trial squad.
The national soccer team gave fans a cool victory in two October trials.
After turning things around, the Klinsmanns take their first steps toward the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.
The Korea Football Association announced a call-up list that included Kim Jin-soo, Seol Young-woo, and Lee Ki-je, along with overseas players like Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, Kim Min-jae, and Hwang Hee-chan who are dominating the European leagues.
The only changes from the October A match were the return of Song Bum-geun from injury after five months in goal in place of Kim Jun-hong, and the omission of 2000-born defender Kim Ju-sung.
The analysis is that the team opted for stability as the results of last month’s trial were good.
[Klinsmann: I think it showed that we are preparing well for the second round of World Cup qualifiers in November].
However, most of the left and right wingbacks are in their 30s, and only Park Yong-woo and Lee Sun-min can play in the defensive midfield.
While there is a need for generational change for World Cup qualification in three years’ time, the Asian Cup next January may be more important for Klinsmann, with his own job on the line.
[Park Chan-ha / Football Commentator: With the Asian Cup looming on the horizon in January, I think the focus has been on solidifying the organization rather than making changes to the players].
The team will gather on the 13th to play the first game of the second round of World Cup qualifiers against Singapore in Seoul on the 16th, followed by an away second leg against China on the 21st.
The Hwang Sun-hong-led squad has announced its call-up list ahead of an assessment match against Thierry Henry’s France U21s on the 13th, which includes overseas players Kim Ji-soo and Kwon Hyuk-kyu, along with three Asian Games regulars Go Young-joon, Hwang Jae-won, and Ahn Jae-joon.