A Match A ‘surprising match’ in March?

An interesting card surfaced ahead of the spring season of the A match in March.

The Korea-Japan War is often described as a war. It is a game in which the cheers of the winners and the despair of the losers differ much more than in other games. It was unexpected in that it was a stage with a lot of pressure for both teams.

The remarks of a high-ranking official of the Japan Football Association became the starting point. At an online press conference on the 2nd, Sorimachi Yasuharu, technical director of the Japan Football Association, asked about the opponent country for the March A match, saying, “It has not been decided yet. Korea is also a powerhouse that advanced to the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, so I think it is worth considering.”

It is only natural that it became noisy over whether or not the Korea-Japan match would be held. The problem is that this remark came out of a state where there was no sympathy between the two sides. An official from the Korea Football Association said, “I feel embarrassed when I ask Japan,” and “It seems that the technical committee chairman suddenly brought up the word without knowing the process of recruiting an opponent for an A match메이저사이트.”

It is true that the two associations discussed holding an A-match in March, but they discussed jointly inviting the other country, not head-to-head. Originally, right after the World Cup, it is not easy to recruit opponents for evaluation matches. Since the launch of the Nations League, Europe has virtually disappeared from confrontation with other continents, and North and Central America and Africa are also busy with the Intercontinental Cup qualifiers. In other words, South America also put forward strict conditions and agreed to cooperate with Korea and Japan. However, the reaction of the Korea Football Association was that it was embarrassing that a match between Korea and Japan suddenly emerged during this process.

This ‘Korea-Japan War Card’ is close to happening. However, there are points that catch the eye.

This time, Japan mentioned the match between Korea and Japan, which the Korea Football Association had longed for. Looking at the record of 81 matches between Korea and Japan, Korea won 42 wins (23 draws and 16 losses), more than half of them. Japan has been sensitive to the Korea-Japan match as it has been lagging behind in the opponent’s record, so it has not been active in the meantime.

Nevertheless, the background that Japan mentioned first this time also has its value. In the FIFA rankings, Korea ranks 25th, below Japan (20th), but the fact that top European players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (Napoli) are playing can expect a box office match comparable to Brazil and Argentina. . There is no financial burden as only the A-match broadcasting rights are exchanged without a huge invitation fee.

Above all, it is interpreted as a big reason for timing.

While Japan’s head coach Moriyasu Hajime remained in office, Korea’s former head coach Paulo Bento has yet to fill the vacancy. The analysis of the soccer field is that the recent flow of a 0-3 rout against Japan, regardless of generation, would have given Korea confidence.

The Korea-Japan war, which has surfaced on the surface, seems highly likely to happen in the near future, if not immediately. This is because the Japanese side has weakened the justification for refusal in the future with this happening. It is not easy to hold a Korea-Japan match ahead of a big tournament, so the weight is put on right after next year’s Asian Cup.

An official from the association said, “If Japan really wants it, the Korea-Japan match will happen.”

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