Since the launch of the Klinsmann last February, it has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses in eight friendly matches, and is on a
long journey toward winning the 2026 North and Central America World Cup and the 2024 Asian Cup.
Klinsmann-ho, the national soccer team, who finished their two-game international match in October with two pleasant wins, will enter actual action starting next month.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, achieved two pleasant wins in a row by defeating Tunisia 4-0 and Vietnam 6-0 in the October A match. A whopping 10 goals were scored in 2 games, and the fact that no goals were conceded is also a positive aspect.
Since Coach Klinsmann took office last February, the national team has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses in 8 evaluation matches.
The initial steps were uneasy. Klinsmann faltered in his first 5 A matches with 3 draws and 2 losses. In particular, Director Klinsmann has been in crisis since the beginning of his tenure, causing various controversies due to remote work and frequent overseas business trips.
Although the national soccer team succeeded in turning things around by going on a three-game winning streak after reporting its first win against Saudi Arabia in an away trip to Europe last month, the public’s opinion of coach Klinsmann is still not positive.
In fact, in the friendly match against Tunisia held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th, 60,000 spectators unusually booed Coach Klinsmann.
While it seems unlikely that the criticism will subside anytime soon, the national soccer team must continue to accompany Coach Klinsmann even if he does not want to.
In particular, there is a need to give more strength to the national team as the Asian regional qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup begin in November.
Of course, the evaluation of Director Klinsmann is expected to begin in earnest starting next month.
Korea, ranked 26th in the FIFA rankings, was placed in Group C of the North and Central America World Cup Asia 2nd round qualifiers along with China (80th), Thailand (112th), and Singapore (157th).
안전놀이터The national team will play its first match at home against Singapore on November 16th and play an away match against China on the 21st. Afterwards, Korea will participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup to be held in Qatar in January next year and attempt to win the championship for the first time in 64 years since 1960.
After the Asian Games, the second round of the North and Central America World Cup qualifiers will continue.
Korea will play a two-game series home and away against Thailand in March next year, then an away game against Singapore in June, and then play the final match of the second qualifying round against China at home.
A total of 36 countries will participate in the second preliminary round, divided into 9 groups of 4 teams. The first and second place teams from each group will advance to the third preliminary round and will also be given the right to advance to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup finals to be held in Saudi Arabia in 2027.