Germany national soccer team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann has called up all of Europe’s top players for a two-game series to kick off qualifying for the 2026 World Cup North America .The Korea Football Association (KFA) today announced a 23-player roster for the first and second rounds of the North American World Cup Asia qualifiers, which will take place during the A-Match in November. Klinsmann’s side will open the second round of qualifying with an 8 p.m. match against Singapore at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Nov. 16, before facing China in Shenzhen, China, on Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. in the second leg The roster for the two matches, which will be the team’s last before the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in January/February next year, is largely comprised of players who have been consistently called upon by Klinsmann, including “Captain” Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur).The roster is almost identical to last month’s A-match period, which included two exhibition matches against Tunisia (4-0 win) and Vietnam (6-0 win).
The only difference is that one goalkeeping spot has been changed from Kim Jun-hong (Gimcheon) to Song Bum-geun (Shonan Belmare) and defender Kim Joo-sung (Seoul) has been left out.In addition to Son Heung-min, the roster is dominated by Europeans, including Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and Cho Kyu-sung (Metzwilan).Kickers Moon Sun-min (Jeonbuk), Jung Seung-hyun (Ulsan), Lee Ki-je (Suwon), Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan), and Lee Sun-min (Gwangju) were also included. Song Bum-geun returns to the national team after a five-month absence .Song, who made his only A-League appearance against Hong Kong in the East Asian Football Confederation (EAFF) E-1 Championship last July, was on the roster until June of this year, when he was sidelined with an injury. The team will convene at a hotel in Seoul on the afternoon of the 13th to train at the main stadium at Mokdong Sports Complex, before departing for China on the 19th after the match against Singapore on the 16th.
Klinsmann will hold a media conference on the morning of the 13th to reveal the background of the player selection and the general details of the call-up, the KFA said. The second round of World Cup qualifying will see 36 nations compete in nine groups of four teams, with the first and second-place finishers in each group advancing to the third round of World Cup qualifying and earning a spot in the 2027 Asian Cup in Saudi Arabia. To qualify for the World Cup, teams must finish in the top two of their group in the third qualifying round, which features 18 second-place finishers divided into three groups. If a team finishes 바카라사이트 third or fourth in the third qualifier, they will still have a chance to qualify for the fourth qualifier.