The Korean national soccer team, which is trying to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, has entered Qatar, the venue for the final match.
The Korean team led by Jürgen Klinsmann arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday afternoon (local time). According to News 1, the team’s players responded to fans’ request for autographs with bright faces and waved goodbye to the fans before leaving the airport. Captain Son Heung-min and Coach Klinsmann also smiled and expressed their gratitude to their fans.
More than 100 fans from various nationalities including Korea, the Philippines, Egypt, Palestine, and Vietnam visited the airport to welcome the Clinsman. After resting at their lodging facility, the team will hold its first training session in Doha at 10 a.m. local time (4 p.m. Korean time) on the 11th.
The Korean national team, which aims to win the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, which kicks off on July 12, started its training in Seoul late last month with some overseas players and K-League players at the center, before moving to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, where it will train on Wednesday. Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Oh Hyun-kyu, Yang Hyun-joon, Hong Hyun-seok, Kim Seung-kyu, Park Yong-woo and Lee Kang-in joined the team.
In an exhibition match against Iraq in Abu Dhabi on the 6th, Lee Jae-sung scored the winning goal to win 1-0. South Korea will play its first Group E match against Bahrain at 8:30 p.m. on the 15th (Korea time).