The Korean team is aiming to win the Asian Cup title for the first time in 64 years.

The South Korean national soccer team, which aims to conquer the Asian summit for the first time in 64 years, has entered Qatar, the site of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

The national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, arrived in Qatar on the afternoon of the 10th (local time) through Doha’s Hamad International Airport. Klinsmann will play at the 2023 Asian Cup, which will be held until the 10th of next month at nine stadiums in five cities in Qatar.

The Korean team is aiming to win the Asian Cup title for the first time in 64 years. At the first Asian Cup held in Hong Kong in 1956 and the second Asian Cup held in Korea in 1960, Korea won the Asian Cup title for the second consecutive time, only to become the runner-up four times (1972, 1980, 1988 and 2015).

The tournament was held with key players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) playing on the world’s best stage, raising expectations for the championship.

On the 26th of last month, domestic and some overseas players gathered in Seoul to build their bodies mainly for indoor training, but left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 2nd of this month and continued to harden at the last minute. European players such as Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in gradually joined the team and completed the real-world inspection through the final warm-up match against Iraq (1-0 win in Korea) in Abu Dhabi on the 6th.

Team Korea, which belongs to Group E, will play its first match against Bahrain on June 15, before having showdowns with Jordan on June 20 and Malaysia on June 25. Team Korea will engage in its first training session since arriving in Qatar on June 11 in local time.


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