It’s not a paper tiger!’ Korea’s first summit challenge in 64 years

‘I can no longer remain a paper tiger!’Korean soccer, seeking to regain its pride as an ‘Asian leader’, is taking on a ‘great challenge’ from the beginning of the new year in 2024 to lift the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup trophy for the first time in 64 years.The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will be playing in Doha (Khalifa International Stadium, Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Assumama Stadium, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium), Lusail (Lusail Stadium), and Lusail Stadium from the 13th to February 11th, Korean time. They will participate in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup held in 9 stadiums in 5 cities in Qatar, including Al Khor (Al Bayt Stadium), Al Rayyan (Education City Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), and Al Wakrah (Al Janoub Stadium).

The opening match is the first match of Group A between the host nation, Qatar, and Lebanon, at 1 a.m. on the 13th, Korean time.The Asian Cup, now in its 18th year, is the best football festival held in AFC member countries every four years, starting with the first competition in 1956.The first to third competitions were small, with only four countries participating, but the number of participating countries increased to 16 from the 2004 Lebanon competition, and from the 2019 United Arab Emirates (UAE) competition, the competition system changed to 24 countries.

The total prize money is $14.8 million (about 19.5 billion won), with $5 million (about 6.6 billion won) to the winning team, $3 million (about 4 billion won) to the runner-up team, and $1 million (about 1.32 billion won) to the semifinalist team. ) returns.All 24 countries that advance to the finals will receive $20,000 (264 million won).Video referee (VAR), which was first introduced in the 2019 competition, has also been upgraded to the next level.Starting with this tournament, AFC will introduce semi-automatic offside reading technology (SAOT), which was applied to the 2022 Qatar World Cup.Twelve special cameras installed in the stadium detect the position of the ball and the player’s limbs and body to determine whether or not the player is offside, and if offside, the VAR referee is 무료슬롯게임 immediately notified.

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