South Korea to play four international friendly matches to prepare for the 2022 World Cup!
Updated: Jun 25, 2022
South Korea has successfully advanced to the top 32 of the World Cup. It is in Group H in the World Cup group stage. There are many traditional strong teams in the same group. Judging from the current strength, it is very difficult to advance to the top 16 of the World Cup. To achieve excellent results in the 2022 World Cup, South Korea has recently launched several friendly matches, hoping to increase their actual combat experience through different opponents.
South Korean captain Son Heung-min ushered in his 100th international game against Chile in the national team and contributed to the team in this game. Next, I will focus on reviewing these games for you.
In preparation for World Cup 2022, South Korea kicks off multiple friendly matches
Since June, South Korea has played four international friendly matches against Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Egypt. The big goal of this friendly match is to prepare for the 2022 World Cup and the East Asia Cup in July. The team needs to use the recent events to understand the shortcomings of the team and make personnel transfers to make the team more perfect.
Brazil ▸ The first friendly match against the world's strongest
First of all, they fought against Brazil, currently ranked No. 1 in FIFA. In the end, they lost 5:1 and were almost beaten to the point of no backhand ability. The gap between South Korea and the world-class powerhouse is like a gap. Although the loss was very tragic, it also gave It is a great learning opportunity for South Korea, and it faces up to its deficiencies in defense capabilities.
Chile ▸ won the game, but the Korean coach expressed dissatisfaction with the victory
After the fierce battle with Brazil, it was followed by a 2-0 victory with Chile. This game made the South Korean coach not so enjoyable. He was not satisfied with the overall game because there was a gap in the strength of South Korea and Chile. , and Chile's strength can not be confused with the World Cup group stage opponents.
Chile has no players in the five major leagues. There are many young players on the team, some of whom are still playing in the U21. They have no geographical advantage because of the long journey to South Korea. In the 52nd minute of the game, some players were even sent off. , with 10 players on the field to continue the competition, South Korea should have achieved a more beautiful victory under such disparity conditions. The South Korean head coach said after the game that if you use this state to compete in the 2022 World Football Championship, you will inevitably encounter big trouble.
Paraguay ▸ Special training for Uruguay in the 2022 World Cup group
I thought that two games in a row would make the South Korean national team clearly understand its shortcomings, but when it came to Paraguay, South Korea's state was even better. Paraguay went to Japan shortly before visiting South Korea and lost 4-1 in a friendly match.
The difference in strength between the two teams should allow South Korea to win easily, but South Korea kept making mistakes in the game, leading to falling behind Paraguay. Fortunately, no one gave up easily, and finally managed to tie Paraguay with a goal in stoppage time. . It is worth mentioning that Paraguay is used as a simulation training against Uruguay.
Egypt ▸ Egypt team without Salah is not worth talking about
The last of a series of international friendly matches in June was a battle with Egypt, which was recruited to train for Ghana, the same group in the World Cup group stage. However, Egypt's ace Mohamed Salah was absent due to injury and could not hold the Premier League Golden Boot match between Son Heung-min and Salah as he wished, which made many fans feel pity. The Egyptian national team without Salah has been defeated repeatedly recently, and the same is true in the war with South Korea. Both defensive and offensive capabilities are not as good as before. It is completely impossible for South Korea to effectively obtain training for the World Cup group stage. The final score is 4: 1 South Korea wins.
South Korea is currently in poor form and needs to strengthen preparations for the 2022 World Cup
Deducting the last battle with Egypt, South Korea's performance in other friendly matches was somewhat lacking, especially its defensive ability. In such a state, facing several strong teams in the top 32 of the 2022 World Cup, it must not be able to get good results. To advance to the top 16 of the World Football Championship, I must face up to this shortcoming and solve it.