Klinsmann considers Iraq as ‘sparring partner’ before Asian Cup finals… “Discussions are underway, nothing has been confirmed”

 While Klinsmann is looking for a suitable sparring소닉카지노 partner ahead of the Asian Cup finals, the Korea Football Association (KFA) is discussing a friendly match with the Iraq national team.

Iraqi media outlet ‘Shafaq’ reported on the 15th, “The Korean national team and the Iraqi national team will play a friendly match in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January 2024.”

The media reported, “This will be the last evaluation match between Korea and Iraq ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup finals.”

However, the explanation from the Korea Football Association (KFA) was different.

KFA said, “We are discussing holding a friendly match against Iraq in January ahead of the Asian Cup. However, nothing has been confirmed yet,” and gave a different explanation from the Iraqi media that even reported the location of the match.

Jürgen Klinsmann, head coach of the South Korean national soccer team, has consistently talked about winning the Asian Cup as his first goal since taking office in March. 

Korea will attempt to win the 2023 Asian Cup held in Qatar in January 2024 for the first time in 63 years since 1960. Iraq is a Middle Eastern country like Bahrain and Jordan that Korea will have to face in the group stage of the Asian Cup finals, so it could be a suitable evaluation match opponent.

Meanwhile, Coach Klinsmann, who returned to Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 14th, expressed confidence that he could win the Asian Cup, saying, “Our goal is the Asian Cup,” and “I am confident and have high expectations that we will achieve good results.”

Coach Klinsmann said, “The actual matches start in November. It is the most important period. There are eight international matches until then. There will be many unsatisfactory aspects during that period, but in the end, we will put together the best team and achieve good results in the Asian Cup.” .

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