Klinsmann reviews Saudi Arabia as September’s second A-match opponent

Tests with Mexico canceled while Wales confirmed
In talks with Saudi Arabia as next best option

Saudi Arabia has emerged as a possible opponent for Klinsmann’s second European A match in September.

“It is true that we are discussing an evaluation match with Saudi Arabia as the second opponent for the September A match,” 토토사이트 said an official from the Korea Football Association.

Initially, Jürgen Klinsmann’s Korea National Football Team had planned to play Wales and Mexico in their two September A matches in England.

While the first trial against Wales was confirmed for 3:45 a.m. KST on Sept. 8 at Cardiff Stadium in Wales, the trial against Mexico was canceled after negotiations went back and forth.

Earlier this month, the Mexican national team informed us that it would be difficult to organize an exhibition match due to TV coverage.

Mexico was scheduled to play Saudi Arabia and then South Korea, but both games were canceled.

After the sudden cancellation of the Mexico game, the federation looked for a second A-match opponent, but with the Euro 2024 qualifiers taking place during the September A-match (September 4-12), it was virtually impossible to find a European team.

After much deliberation, we decided on the next best option, which is to play the exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia and England, 스포츠토토 where the exhibition match with Mexico was canceled.

The Saudi match is likely to be held on the 12th of next month, and the venue and time will be confirmed later.

Saudi Arabia is ranked 53rd in the FIFA rankings, which is objectively lower than Korea (28th).

However, the Middle Eastern giants are a strong opponent for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Doha, Qatar, next January.

Klinsmann’s men will face Jordan, Bahrain, and Malaysia in Group E of the Asian Cup. Saudi Arabia will face Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Oman in Group F.

Meanwhile, South Korea will play two exhibition matches at home during the October A-match period (Oct. 9-17) before beginning the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in November. 스포츠토토맨 They will face the winners of China, Thailand and Singapore-Guam in the second round.

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