The Korean national soccer team led by Jürgen Klinsmann (59, Germany) won a new title in the warm-up match against Iraq. Klinsmann focused on regaining sense in the warm-up match, which was held ahead of the full-fledged stage. Although the team won a new match, it was regrettable as judges raised eyebrows until the end of the match.
At the New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, Klinsmann won the friendly match against Iraq 1-0 at 10 p.m. on the 6th (Korea time). Lee Jae-sung (31, Mainz) kept his mid-range shot until the end, smiling ahead of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup finals.
Coach Klinsmann, who sent Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (27, Bayern Munich), Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), and Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) to the bench, gave opportunities to players who did not get many opportunities. Players who will play a role as rotation resources in the tournament, including Oh Hyun-kyu (22, Celtic), Jung Woo-young (24, Stuttgart), and Hong Hyun-seok (24, Hent), were listed in the starting lineup.
Some players played in the real game for the first time in a long time, and their unsatisfactory performance continued. In the first half, the players had difficulty in developing attacks, and the back space was attacked by counterattacks from the opposing Iraq. After overcoming the crisis with Kim Seung-gyu (33, Al-Shabaab)’s decisive defense, Klinsmann scored the first goal in the 40th minute when Lee Jae-sung’s thunderous mid-range shot came out.
In the second half, coach Klinsmann started in earnest by putting in Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, Hwang Hee-chan and Lee Kang-in. He put more pressure on Iraq as he gained more vitality than in the first half. In the 21st minute of the second half when Klinsmann was pulling the reins of the attack, Son Heung-min, who received a through pass from Lee Kang-in, fell into the opponent’s goalkeeper’s hand in the box, but the referee did not make any gesture. Despite Son Heung-min’s protest, the result did not change.
In the screen where the scene was viewed slowly, it was clear that Son Heung-min and the opposing goalkeeper were in contact. If there was a VAR, the result would have changed enough. However, in this game without VAR, the referee’s decision could not be reversed. Eventually, as the game proceeded, a good opportunity flew away. 헤라카지노주소
The referee’s embarrassing decision did not end there. In the 41st minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in was protesting against the foul, and an Iraqi player pushed Lee Kang-in and hit him with his head. Lee Kang-in, who became a victim, confronted the opponent with an eye on him. The referee, who saw it closely, delivered the card to both the opponent and Lee Kang-in, and Lee Kang-in, who had the card earlier, was sent off accumulated warnings. It was a rather unfair decision for Lee Kang-in, but the referee has already taken out the card and completed the situation.
The referee made a dubious decision until the end of the game, but fortunately, Klinsmann-ho kept the lead to the end and won. With Klinsmann-ho raising his sense in the warm-up match, he will challenge his dream that he has not achieved for 64 years, starting with the match against Bahrain on the 15th.