|South Korea national soccer team players are training in preparation for the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup Asian region second qualifying match against China at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, on the 20th. 2023.11.20 /Yonhap News|
The Republic of Korea men’s national soccer team will play the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup Asian region second qualifying match against China at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, on the 21st.
Korea, led by Coach Klinsmann, is in a good mood after winning 5-0 in the second qualifying round against Singapore held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 16th.
In terms of objective power, South Korea surpasses China. Currently, South Korea’s FIFA ranking is 24th and China is 79th. In the most recent match, South Korea won against China. In the EAFF E-1 Championship held in July last year, South Korea defeated China 3-0.
South Korea is determined to secure first place in Group C by winning this game against China. South Korea was placed in Group C along with Singapore, China, and Thailand in the second round of the 2026 World Cup Asian region.
Coach Klinsmann has not been able to secure a win, recording 3 draws and 2 losses in 5 games since taking office, but has been on the rise since his first win, 1-0, in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia held on September 13. Korea is on a 4-game winning streak in international matches, from the match against Saudi Arabia to the match against Singapore.
South Korea faced the task of having to endure the one-sided support of Chinese home fans. Attention is focused on whether Korea can achieve good results in the last international match against China this year.
/Reporter Kim Hyeong-wook [email protected]