Pushing for class over competition.
The rehearsals are over, and now it’s time to get down to business, and Klinsmann has announced a squad that will be ready for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup Asia qualifiers and the 2023 Asian Cup. It’s fair to say that national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann has had some idea of the squad since he took over in March and has only seen a handful of candidates.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) on Saturday announced Klinsmann’s 23-man roster for this month’s World Cup Asian qualifiers in South Korea and China. South Korea opens the 2026 World Cup Asia Second Qualifying Round at home against Southeast Asia’s Singapore at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sept. 16.
The team then travels to Shenzhen, China, to face China away in the second leg of the Asian Second Qualifying Round on Sept. 21.
It’s not a great matchup, but the real test is about to begin. China’s soccer has fallen off considerably in recent years, but they did beat South Korea 1-0 at home in the final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 토토사이트
Klinsmann will need to set the tone. In fact, Klinsmann had already signaled that the national team’s doors were closed in the short term before a pair of A-match friendlies against Tunisia and Vietnam last month. “The door is always open,” he said at the time, “but the closer you get to a major tournament, the more important it is to have continuity and continuity. We made a lot of changes and experiments in March and June, and now we have a picture. It’s important to have a continuous, continuous team.”