It’s in the fog of ‘Bento’s successor’… Possibilities rise in Korea-Japan war in March

The possibility of a Korea-Japan match during the A match in March has been raised.

Currently, the Korea Football Association is looking for a successor to Paulo Bento (54, Portugal), and attention is focused on whether Japan will be the opponent for the next head coach’s debut match.

According to Japanese media such as Sports Hochi, Sorimachi Yasuharu (59), technical director of the Japan Football Association, said in an online interview with reporters after the technical committee meeting on the 2nd, “Japan’s March A match opponent is still undecided.” said.

Then, he elaborated on the guidelines, saying, “We are grateful for the FIFA ranking higher than Japan and being a regular player in the World Cup.”

Currently, Japan’s FIFA ranking is 20th, and Korea is 25th. South Korea does not meet the standards set by Chairman Sorimachi.

However, in the interview that day, he opened up the possibility of a confrontation, saying, “Korea is a powerhouse that advanced to the round of 16 of this World Cup. It is worth considering (as an opponent).”

Japan will play friendly matches in Tokyo and Osaka on March 24 and 28, the first FIFA A Match Week of this year (March 20-28).

The Korea Football Association is discussing the successor of Bento, who returned the baton at the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Under tight security, the position is that the search for the next leader will be completed by the middle of February.

However, there are reports in the foreign press that several foreign coaches and associations contacted them but were rejected. About two months have passed since Bento left, but the outline of his next command tower is still in the fog. Considering that the first A match of the new year is coming right away in March, there is not enough time. 안전놀이터

While Vahid Halilhodzic, Thorsten Fink, and Jose Bordalas are being discussed, the association is promoting invitational matches against South American countries in March.

Candidates are 6 out of 10 South American countries. Argentina is planning an evaluation match in its own country to congratulate Qatar for winning the World Cup, while Brazil was excluded due to a visit to Korea in June last year. Chile and Paraguay are also known to have made exceptions.

South American media focused on Uruguay and Colombia. There was a report that the two countries would visit Korea and Japan in March to play an evaluation match. If Uruguay and Colombia confirm their visits to Korea, it will be virtually impossible to complete the Korea-Japan war.

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