Klins Man-ho, Malaysia, Jordan, and Bahrain in the Asian Cup… Clash with coach Kim Pan-gon
The results of the Asian Cup draw have been revealed.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup final draw at the Opera House in Doha, Qatar at 7:55 pm (Korean time) on the 11th.
Prior to the group draw, Korea was named in Pot 1, the top seed. Along with Korea, Japan, Iran, Australia and Saudi Arabia, as well as Qatar, the host country of the tournament, were assigned to Boat 1. The FIFA rankings are Japan (20th), Iran (24th), and Korea (27th) in order.
The group lottery results have been revealed. Korea is now in Group E with Malaysia, Jordan and Bahrain. Malaysia, ranked 138th in the FIFA rankings, is led by coach Kim Pan-gon, and Korea is showing weakness against Malaysia with 1 draw and 1 loss in the Asian Cup. Jordan is also ranked 84th and Bahrain is 85th. Meanwhile, the Indonesian national team led by coach Shin Tae-yong will face Japan, Iraq and Vietnam in Group D. 스포츠토토
This Asian Cup has a particularly important meaning for Korea. This is the first major tournament for coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who was newly appointed this year following coach Paulo Bento. Coach Klinsman also emphasized the importance of the Asian Cup as a tangible goal at his new press conference.
For Korea, the Asian Cup is a long-cherished stage. In the Asian Cup, which will be held on January 12 next year, Korea will resolve its 64-year grievance. Korea claimed the role of leader with the title of ‘Asian Tiger’, but since winning the tournament in 1960, there has been no championship for 64 years.
Recently, there have been times when we have come close to winning the championship, such as third place in 2011 and runner-up in 2015, but the most recent tournament in 2019 was knocked out early in the quarterfinals by a blow to Qatar. Korea’s Asian Cup journey began in earnest with the group draw.