Clinsman departs for China, The Battleground
The ‘Clinsman Lake’ left for China, the site of the showdown, for the second Asian qualifying round of the 2026 North-China World Cup.
South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left for Shenzhen, China, on the morning of the 19th through Incheon International Airport.
South Korea (28th in FIFA rankings) will play China (78th) in the second Group C match of the World Cup qualifying round at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, at 9 p.m. on the 21st.
The national team, which won 5-0 in the first Group C home game against Singapore at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 16th, then rested separately through a short night out.
On the afternoon of the 18th, the Taegeuk Warriors gathered again at Mokdong Stadium to harden and communicate with fans through open training.
Captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) headed to China with cheers from fans.
China, the opponent of the Klinsmann’s second leg, is ranked second in the group after South Korea with a come-from-behind victory in Thailand’s original sentiment 2-1 on the 16th.
Although it has an overwhelming winning rate with 22 wins, 12 draws and 2 losses in 36 matches, it cannot be seen as easy as it is a game in China.
South Korea suffered a 0-1 loss against China in the 6th round of the final qualifying round of the Russian World Cup at Heurong Stadium in Changsha, China, on March 23, 2017. In the 35th minute of the first half, he lost to Widabao in the final header. It is a game remembered as the so-called Changsha Disaster.
Captain Son Heung-min said, “It is important not to get caught up in the opponent’s rough play,” adding, “If we play, we will be able to play well.” There is no need to be afraid of China,” he said. 사설토토