The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2023 Asian Cup favorites, South Korea, arrived in Doha, Qatar, to a rousing welcome from their fans.
The team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, arrived in Doha on Tuesday afternoon (local time) through Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.
More than 100 fans of various nationalities, including South Korea, the Philippines, Egypt, Palestine, and Vietnam, welcomed Klinsmann at Hamad International Airport.
They carried flags, jerseys of their favorite athletes, and gifts to cheer Klinsmann on as she attempts to win her first title in 64 years.
An organizer at the airport said, “We’ve had several teams arrive, but I’ve never seen so many fans. I also like the Korean team. I’m a big fan of Son Heung-min.”
Joseph, a Palestinian studying in Doha, held up a jersey with Son’s name on it and said, “I’m a Tottenham fan and a fan of Son Heung-min.
I think Korea is a good enough team to win the Asian Cup,” he said, cheering for his country.
Jamie from the Philippines, who arrived at the airport wearing a Korean flag, said, “I was impressed by Korea’s performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I’ve kept the flag I received as a gift until now,” he said, “and I hope Korea will do well.”
The team exited the airport in high spirits, with Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-jae, and Kim Seung-kyu leading the way.
Some players, including Kim Jin-soo, Hwang Hee-chan, and Kim Min-jae, responded to fans’ requests for autographs, while Cho Kyu-sung and Lee Jae-sung waved to fans and responded to cheers.
Captain Son Heung-min and coach Klinsmann also smiled and thanked the fans for their support.
The team will head straight to their accommodation to rest and get ready for their first training session in Doha at 10 a.m. local time on Nov. 11 to begin their preparations for the Asian Cup.
The Korean national soccer team began training on March 26 at a hotel in Seoul with some of the overseas players who have been on break and the K League players who have completed the 2023 season. 카지노사이트가이드
The squad has been working indoors on conditioning and holding team meetings.
The team then traveled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the past three days.
In addition to captain Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Oh Hyun-kyu, Yang Hyun-joon, Hong Hyun-seok, Kim Seung-kyu, and Park Yong-woo joined the team.
Lee Kang-in, who won the French Super Cup (Trophée des Champions), was the last to join the squad on the fifth, and Klinsmann completed the squad.
The full 26-man squad faced Iraq in Abu Dhabi on the 6th for their final trial, which they won 1-0 with Lee Jae-sung scoring the winner.
Klinsmann used a variety of players, including Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, and Kim Min-jae in the second half to check their fitness.