(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Seol Ha-eun = Klinsmanho will play A matches against Peru and El Salvador in Busan and Daejeon, respectively, in June.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 16th that Busan and Daejeon were the venues for the two consecutive matches of the national football team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, ‘Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team Friendly Match’.
Klinsmann will face Peru on the 16th of next month at 8:00 pm at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
Four days later, on the 20th at 8:00 PM, we will face El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium.
It has been about 3 years and 6 months since the E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup) in December 2019 that A match will be held in Busan.
At the time, under the coaching system of Paulo Bento, the national team won the tournament with a total of 3 wins.
Daejeon A match is the first in a year since the friendly match against Chile in June last year.
In the match, which was Son Heung-min’s 100th A match, Korea Republic beat Chile 2-0 with Hwang Hee-chan’s opening goal and Son Heung-min’s free kick goal.
The national team, ranked 27th in the FIFA rankings, has recorded 1 draw and 1 loss in 2 A-matches against South American powerhouse Peru (21st).
Peru has advanced to the World Cup finals five times until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and reached the semifinals in 2021 at the Copa America, which determines the strongest in South America.
South Korea lost 0-4 against Peru in an away friendly in 1971, and drew 0-0 in a friendly in Suwon in August 2013.
It has never faced El Salvador, ranked 75th in the FIFA rankings.
El Salvador has advanced to the World Cup finals twice, but the last was in Spain in 1982, 41 years ago.
El Salvador, which raised its strength by joining an El Salvadorian player active in the United States and Europe to the national team, reached the quarterfinals at the 2021 North and Central America Gold Cup.