COACH ADVOCAACH, WHO LED KOREAN SOCCER, BECOMES HEAD COACH OF CURACAO

Coach Dick Advocaat, who coached the Korean national soccer team 18 years ago, was appointed as the head coach of the Curaçao national team Curaçao is a team where coach Guus Hiddink has also been at the helm The Associated Press reported on the 16th (local time) that the Curaçao Football Association appointed coach Advocaat ahead of the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup regional qualifiers .The contract period is one year, and includes a condition that can be extended for an additional year. Coach Advocaat, who seemed to be leaving the field after spending the 2022-2023 season at ADO Den Haag in the Dutch second division, has once again continued his coaching career despite his advanced age.He was born in 1947 and is 76 years old.

Coach Advocaat led the Korean national soccer team from 2005 to 2006.Advocaat, played by Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan, performed well in the group stage of the 2006 Germany World Cup, defeating Togo 2-1 and drawing 1-1 with runner-up France .However, they lost 0-2 in the third group match against Switzerland and unfortunately failed to advance to the round of 16.Coach Advocaat, who moved to Russian professional soccer team Zenit St. Petersburg immediately after this tournament, went on to coach several national teams and European clubs, including Belgium, Serbia, the Netherlands, and Iraq. Curaçao is a Dutch territory in the southern Caribbean and is ranked 90th in the FIFA rankings.

Curaçao has recently utilized FIFA’s dual nationality system to significantly strengthen its national team by recruiting Dutch players According to FIFA regulations, if a player has no history of playing for the adult national team, he or she may, subject to conditions, play for a national team formed by a soccer association of another nationality .The Curaçao Football Association is bringing not only players but also coaches from the Netherlands In August 2020, Coach Hiddink, who led Korea to the semifinals at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, was appointed as the national team coach and technical director of the association .Coach Hiddink, who resigned from his position as head coach of Curaçao in September 2021 in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic, even stepped down from his position as 온라인카지노 technical director in August 2022.

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