Debut against Bento’s successor Colombia, Ulsan on the 24th of next month

February 9, 2023 0 Comments

Colombia, which will be the A-match debut for the successor to Paulo Bento, will be held in Ulsan next month.

The Korea Football Association announced on 메이저놀이터the 9th, “The first leg of the A match against Colombia will be held on March 24 at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.”

It is the first time that an A match is held in Ulsan since March 2019 against Bolivia (Korea won 1-0).

The Colombia match is expected to be the debut match for a new coach who succeeded Bento, who broke up after leading the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup last year. The association plans to finalize the appointment of a new manager before the A-match in March.

Colombia is ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings announced in December last year. It is 8 steps higher than Korea (25th). In the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar, it finished 6th and failed to advance to the finals.

In the previous record, they met 7 times, and Korea leads with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the most recent match, a friendly match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in March 2019, Korea won 2-1 with goals from Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz).

Colombia, led by Argentinian coach Nesto Lorenzo, is dominated by players from European leagues, including James Rodriguez (Olympiacos), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Luis Diaz (Liverpool), and Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

The second match will be held on the 28th of next month at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The opponent is undecided. The association is negotiating with South American countries.

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