Klinsmann, aiming to win the Asian Cup, arrives in UAE Start adapting to the Middle East

The Klinsmann, which is attempting to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, set foot on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its ‘stopover’ and training site.According to the Korea Football Association, the main soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann arrived at Dubai International Airport in the UAE on the morning of the 3rd local time.Some overseas and domestic players, including Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), who was selected as the Football Association’s ‘Player of the Year’ for the first time the day before and became a star in Korean soccer, were convened in Seoul on the 26th of last month and have been conditioning their condition mainly through indoor training.After moving to Abu Dhabi, where the camp is set up, the players begin working on the field in earnest starting from the first training scheduled for this afternoon .Klinsmann also becomes virtually ‘complete’ from this training. British players, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Oh Hyun-gyu, and Yang Hyun-jun (Celtic), who completed the regular league schedule with their teams during the year-end and New Year holidays, will join the Abu Dhabi camp immediately and participate in their first training.Only Lee Kang-in, a key member of Klinsmann’s offensive line, is expected to join late.Lee Kang-in, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France, will be the last to arrive at the Abu Dhabi camp after playing the French Super Cup match against Toulouse that night in French time.

The national team, which will improve its organizational skills by experiencing local conditions such as the climate of the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, will move to Qatar, the ‘land of decisive battle’, on the 10th.A friendly match against Iraq is scheduled for the 6th at the New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi.This match, which is held as a final mock exam, was prepared with the purpose of preparing for the match against the ‘tough Middle Eastern team’ that will be faced at the Asian Cup.Korea has never won the Asian Cup since the 2nd tournament in 1960.In many competitions, they were held back by Middle Eastern teams.In the 2019 UAE tournament, which was played under former coach Paulo Bento, Korea lost to Qatar in the quarterfinals and packed its bags.Klinsmann, who is attempting to win the title for the first time in 64 years, happened to be in a group with two Middle Eastern teams at the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup, which opens on the 12th.They compete against Jordan, Bahrain and Malaysia in Group E.At the farewell ceremony held at the Mayfield Hotel in Gangseo-gu, Seoul the day before, Coach Klinsmann pledged to do well, saying, “I will prepare well to lift the Asian Cup with the people 스포츠토토존 and all of you present here after 64 years.”

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