The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 16th that it has confirmed Busan and Daejeon as the locations for the national football team friendly matches to be held on the 16th and 20th of next month.
As a result, the Korean national team will face Peru on the 16th of next month at 8:00 pm at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium. Four days later, on the 20th, at 8:00 p.m., they will play against El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium.
It is the first time in 3 years and 6 months since the E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup) in December 2019 that an A match will be held in Busan. At that time, the Korean national team won the tournament with a total of 3 victories under the guidance of former coach Paulo Bento. The Daejeon A match is the first in a year since the friendly match against Chile in June last year. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) played the 100th A match at that time, and the Korean national team won 2-0 with Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolverhampton)’s first goal and Son Heung-Min’s free kick goal.먹튀검증
Peru, the first team to face, is ranked 21st in the FIFA rankings, six places higher than Korea (27th). It has advanced to the World Cup finals a total of five times, and reached the semifinals in 2021 in the Copa America, which is equivalent to the South American continental cup. The Korean national team met Peru twice and recorded 1 draw and 1 loss. In 1971, they lost 0-4 in an away friendly match against Peru, and in August 2013, they drew 0-0 in Suwon.
For the first time, it will clash with El Salvador (75th) in North and Central America. Although they have advanced to the World Cup finals twice, the last was the 1982 World Cup in Spain, 41 years ago. In the 2021 North and Central America Gold Cup, he reached the quarterfinals.
The match against Peru is Jurgen Klinsmann’s third A match. Manager Klinsman, who took over the baton last February, made his debut in March through two consecutive A matches. Attention is focusing on whether coach Klinsman, who recorded 1 draw and 1 loss at the time, will be able to win his first win against Peru in Busan.