The Korean national team prepared for the match against Australia as a whole. Players who showed their fighting spirit in the match against Saudi Arabia could have heavy feet, but the main players warmed up and trained with bright smiles.
Korea will play the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Al-Wakra Al-Zainop Stadium in Qatar at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday (Korea Standard Time). The team that Korea will compete for the next round ticket will be Socceroo Australia.
Korea has a relationship with Australia at the Asian Cup. Korea once competed for the title at the 2015 Asian Cup final in Australia. After losing points, they had a dramatic equalizer in overtime, but they missed the trophy in front of their eyes by donating the winning goal 월카지노도메인.
Although it is not the final match, the team will play a single-legged race on the way to the semifinals. “We should focus on the match against Australia, leaving behind the penalty shootout victory against Saudi Arabia. Our goal is clear,” Captain Son Heung-min said.
Korean players looked more cheerful than ever on Sunday, a day before the match. They must be physically heavy after a two-day break, but the atmosphere at the training ground was light as if they were in Qatar for the first time. Son Heung-min led the team to elevate the atmosphere at the training ground, while Kim Min-jae and Hwang Hee-chan continued their cheering to create the atmosphere of “one team.”
Kim Min-jae and Hwang Hee-chan warmed up for a while and greeted the reporters brightly, saying, “Hello.”
Australia had four days off after winning 4-0 at the round of 16 match against Indonesia on June 28. In contrast, Korea had only two days off after a bloody battle with Saudi Arabia by 120 minutes. Despite physical burden, the entire 26-member team joined forces to continue training.