The opponent for the Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), for the second consecutive A-match in October has been decided.
The Korea Football Association said on the 12th, “The opponent for the A match to be held on October 17th has been finalized as Vietnam.” The October A match will be played against Tunisia at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th and against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th. Kickoff The time is 8 PM for both games,” he said.
Last month, the association announced that the opponent for the October international match was Tunisia. Tunisia, considered a powerhouse in Africa, is currently ranked 31st in the FIFA rankings. At last year’s World Cup in Qatar, they recorded 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss in the group stage, including defeating France.
Korea has 1 draw and 1 loss against Tunisia. There was a 0-0 draw in 2002 and a 0-1 loss in 2014.
The second opponent, Vietnam, was also expected to some extent. National team coach Klinsmann hinted at the Vietnam War in an interview with domestic reporters. Korea is significantly ahead of Vietnam in their head-to-head record with 17 wins, 5 draws, and 2 losses.
Currently, Coach Klinsmann has not yet achieved his first win. Since taking charge last March, he has had only 3 draws and 2 losses. In the two-game international match last March, they drew 2-2 with Colombia and lost 1-2 to Uruguay. It was an even more disappointing result as they lost in the rematch after drawing 0-0 with Uruguay at last year’s World Cup in Qatar. They also failed to win against Peru (0-1 loss) and El Salvador (1-1 draw) in June.
On the 8th, Korea drew 0-0 with Wales. Korea ranks 28th in the FIFA rankings, and Wales ranks 35th. However, they were satisfied with a draw after being outshot by 4 to 11 in terms of shooting numbers. Klinsmann is the first coach without a win in five games since the introduction of the full-time manager system in 1992.먹튀검증
Korea will face Saudi Arabia at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on the 13th. If coach Klinsmann fails to secure a win in this match, he will have to challenge for his first win in the A-match schedule in October.
Afterwards, Korea will hold the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying round on November 16 and November 21.