“I’m only thinking about the two upcoming matches” (Son Heung-min)
The South Korean national football team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will take on Singapore on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in the first match of Group C (South Korea, China, Thailand and Singapore) of the 2026 FIFA North America Confederations Cup Asian Second Qualifying Round.
South Korea are ranked 24th in the FIFA rankings, well ahead of Singapore (155th).
The all-time head-to-head record is 21 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses.
The last time they met was at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, where they ran out 7-0 winners.
However, Klinsmann has been keeping his team on their toes, saying “the next game is always harder” as they begin their first training session on Wednesday.
Klinsmann also vowed to put his best team forward.
While South Korea has a good chance of finishing in the top one or two spots in the group and qualifying for the third round, they cannot afford to let their guard down.
The team’s captain, Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), also reinforced his determination at a press conference at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Friday. 온라인카지노
I’m only thinking about the two upcoming games,” Heung-min emphasized, adding, “The World Cup journey is sometimes a thorny road.
You have to be able to go all the way,” he added.
South Korea will have their main man Son Heung-min in goal, as well as English Premier League goalkeeper Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), “Prince of Cleanliness” Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwylan) and Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart).
European midfielders such as Hwang In-beom (Tsubena Zvezda) and Hong Hyun-seok (Hent) have also laced up their boots, and the heart of the defense, Kim Min-jae (Munich), is expected to erect a ‘barrier’.
South Korea’s tactics against Singapore will be reminiscent of last month’s friendly against Vietnam (6-0).
In that game, South Korea broke down the Vietnamese defense with strong pressing, attacking soccer, organized play that often switched positions between players, and one-touch passing.
Singapore has included a number of players from its professional team, Ryan City, in its roster. Incheon-born Song Eui-young (30-Surabaya), a Singaporean naturalized in 2021, will be the most dangerous goal scorer to watch out for.
A graduate of Yeouido High School, Song scored in back-to-back games against Daegu FC in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League last year.
After Singapore, the national team will travel to Shenzhen, China, on Nov. 19 for the second leg against China on Nov. 21.