Will there be a soccer match between Korea and Japan in March?
Sorimachi Yasuharu, head of the technical committee of the Japan Football Association, draws attention by positively considering South Korea against the A match in March.
Technical Committee Chairman Sorimachi said through Daily Sports on the 3rd, “We will consider a team with a high FIFA ranking or a team that consistently participates in the World Cup against the March evaluation match.”
Japan defeated Germany and Spain at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, passed through the group of death, and confidently advanced to the round of 16. In the round of 16, they lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout and were eliminated, but they showed their potential in Asian football by scoring the opening goal.
Japan, which signed a new contract with head coach Hajime Moriyasu, who performed well in the World Cup, is planning a schedule to meet a strong player from March. Since we cannot meet European countries in March, South American or Asian countries are the target. In the midst of this, when asked if Korea could become an opponent for the evaluation match, Sorimachi Technical Committee Chairman said positively, “Korea is also a strong player who has reached the World Cup round of 16. It’s worth thinking about.” 스포츠토토
If the match between Korea and Japan is concluded, it is expected that the best confrontation will unfold. As the March evaluation match is held on the A match day set by FIFA, all European players can be summoned. In South Korea, Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) joined, and Japan also selected all of the Europeans, including Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt), and Takumi Minamino (AS Monaco). can be configured with
However, the possibility of Korea and Japan playing an A-match with a South American country in March is being discussed. Previously, South American media predicted that Uruguay and Colombia would play an evaluation match going back and forth between Korea and Japan in March. Korea and Uruguay are putting weight on the return match right after the World Cup. The Korea Football Association is speeding up its search for a successor to head coach Paulo Bento before the A match in March.