There remains a possibility that the venue for the first A-match in June will change.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 16th that “the venues for the two national football team friendly matches to be held on June 16 and 20 have been confirmed in Busan and Daejeon, respectively.” These two matches are the third and fourth A matches to be played after the appointment of manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
The Korean national team will face Peru at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th and El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 20th. Both teams are from South America. Overseas players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) are expected to participate.
Initially, there was a mixed gaze of concern about the A-Match Busan. This is because the 29th Dream Concert will be held here on the 27th. Dream Concert 안전놀이터 is a performance where the most popular idols of the time gather. The cloud crowd gathers that much, but the problem is that the concert hall is on the ground. Lawn damage is inevitable.
An official from the Korea Football Association said through ‘My Daily’, “The Football Association has completed a tour of the Busan Asiad main stadium. “We have decided that there is no major problem at present,” he said. “However, if the grass condition is bad after the Dream Concert, the venue can be changed. We discussed this with the city of Busan.”
Busan City has applied for an A match to the Korea Football Association in the past, but has been rejected. At this time, the condition of the grass was also an issue. Since it was impossible to play an international match, an A match was played elsewhere in consideration of player injury prevention and match quality.