Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) is expected to stand shoulder to shoulder with ‘national team senior’ Ki Sung-yong (34, FC Seoul) through the game against Uruguay.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play an evaluation match against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th.
Korea, which had previously recorded a 2-2 draw against Colombia in Ulsan on the 24th, is determined to sound the pitch for victory this time.
It is a ‘return match’ between Korea and Uruguay. It has been four months since the two teams met in November last year in the first leg of Group H토토사이트 (0-0 draw) of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar World Cup group stage.
At that time, the result was a draw, but Korea, under coach Paulo Bento, won the match.
At the World Cup, Korea drew with Uruguay, which had an objective advantage, and raised hopes of advancing to the round of 16. As a result, they recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, but Korea, ahead of Uruguay on many points, passed through the group stage with Portugal.
But Uruguay is still not an easy opponent. In the FIFA rankings (as of the 27th), Uruguay is 16th and Korea is 25th. Even in the previous A-match record, Korea is greatly pushed with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses.
Korea, which showed performance comparable to that of Uruguay on the ‘big stage’ of the World Cup, is determined to continue its momentum at home.
If Korea wins, it is Klinsmann’s ‘No. 1 victory’.
If Son Heung-min plays in this game, he will record a total of 110 appearances in A-matches, and will be tied for 8th place in Korean soccer history with Ki Sung-yong.
Former manager Cha Beom-geun and Ulsan Hyundai manager Hong Myung-bo jointly hold the first place in this category (with 136 appearances).
13 years after his debut, Son Heung-min stands shoulder to shoulder with Ki Sung-yong. Son Heung-min, who made his A-match debut in a friendly against Syria in December 2010, joined the Century Club (played in 100 A-matches) through a friendly match against Chile in June of last year.