“Iraq’s opponent,” INNIE said, “Korea is expected to win 2-1.”

South Korea, ranked 23rd in the world, is expected to win its first official soccer team match of the new year against Iraq, ranked 63rd.

Korea will face Iraq in an A-match warm-up match in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, from 10 p.m. on Jan. 6. “We will compete with the best squad, but there will be many changes in the second half,” Indonesian news media Ace Daily said, predicting a 2-1 victory over Korea’s Iraq.랭크카지노주소

Iraq belongs to Group D of the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar World Cup with ▲ 17th Japan ▲ 94th Vietnam ▲ 146th Indonesia. For Indonesia, it is noteworthy that Iraq, the opponent of the first round match, will face off against Korea on Jan. 15.

Aceh Daily selected ▲ Youssef Amine (21, Eintracht Braunschweig) ▲ Hussein Ali (22, Hayrenvane) as the best player in Iraq, △ Son Heung-min (32, Tottenham), △ Hwang Hee-chan (28, Wolverhampton), △ Kim Min-jae (28, Bayern Munich) as Korea’s top star.

Hussein Ali plays for the Netherlands Eredivisie, ranked sixth in the 2023-24 UEFA League. Youssef Amin is a German second – division player.

Son Heung-min was the top scorer in the 2021-22 season in the English Premier League (EPL), which ranks first in Europe. Hwang Hee-chan is ranked sixth in the 2023-24 EPL Most Goals category. Kim Min-jae was the best defender in Italy’s Serie A, which ranks fourth in Europe last season.

“The 14th Asian Cup champion Iraq in 2007 has to play against Japan in the group stage of this year’s event. This is why friendly matches with Korea are important. There is not much difference in performance between Korea and Japan,” said Ace Daily.

Indonesia was one of the co-hosts of the 2007 Asian Cup. The final match, in which Iraq defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0, was held in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Japan finished the four tournaments in fourth place, fifth place, and second place since 2007.

Aceh Daily said, “There are only two strikers in the Korean national team for the 18th Asian Cup. We need to see if Jürgen Klinsmann (60, Germany) will use a 4-2-3-1 formation against Iraq,” adding, “Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan will not play full time.”

It is Ace Daily, which indirectly pointed out that Hwang Ui-jo (32, Norwich), the top scorer of men’s soccer at the 18th Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in 2018, was excluded from the national team due to privacy concerns. Cho Kyu-sung (26, Mit Whelan) and Oh Hyun-kyu (23, Celtic) are the only professional central strikers in the Asian Cup entry.

Cho advanced to Meat Whelan (Denmark), ranked 63rd in the European club rankings, based on his win of the K-League 1 top scorer and the Korea Football Association Cup MVP at Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2022. Oh is a member of Celtic (Scotland), ranked 57th in the UEFA Championship.

South Korea will play ▲ Bahrain, ranked 86th in the world, ▲ Jordan, ranked 87th, ▲ 130th, on Jan. 15, 20 and 25 in Group E of the Asian Cup. Ace Daily said, “There was no championship last time at the second competition held at home in 1960, but it is one of the strong candidates.”

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