South Korea’s quest to win its first Asian Cup in 63 years kicks off with a Group E match against Bahrain at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.토토사이트
They will then face Jordan at the Altoumama Stadium on January 20 at the same time, before taking on Kim Pang Gon’s Malaysia at the Aljanub Stadium on January 25.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2023 AFC Asian Cup Organizing Committee announced the detailed schedule of the tournament, including group stage match times, on Jan. 21.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s men will open their campaign against Bahrain on January 15, followed by Jordan on January 20 and Malaysia on January 25.
The 2023 AFC Asian Cup was originally scheduled to take place in China in July, but the tournament was moved to Qatar and will now be held in January-February 2024.
The tournament, which will take place from Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 next year, will feature 24 nations divided into six groups.
The 12 first- and second-place finishers from each group and the top four best-performing teams from the third-place group will advance to the round of 16, where the tournament will determine the winner.
If you finish first in Group E, your Round of 16 opponent will be the second-place finisher in Group D, which is Japan-Indonesia-Iraq-Vietnam.
The second-place finisher will face the winner of Group F, which features Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Oman.
Under Klinsmann, South Korea will be looking to win their first title in 63 years, since 1960.
The opening and final matches of the tournament will be played at Lusail Stadium, where Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) led Argentina to the 2022 World Cup title in Qatar.
The stadium was the site of the tournament’s final match between Argentina and France.
After being tied 3-3 at halftime and extra time, Argentina won the title for the first time in 36 years after a penalty shootout. The multi-goal Messi completed the ‘myth’ by lifting the Golden Ball trophy, which is awarded to the best player.
Originally, the organizers wanted to hold the opening and final matches at Alcor’s Albayt Stadium instead of Lusail Stadium.
The 68,000-capacity Albayt Stadium was the site of the World Cup’s opening match, Qatar-Ecuador, and the more symbolic Lusail Stadium made way for the new Asian Cup venues.
Nine venues will host the Asian Cup, including the six World Cup venues – Albayt, Al Janub, Altumama, Ahmad bin Ali, Education City and Khalifa International Stadiums – and the Jassim bin Hamad and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadiums, home to Qatar’s professional soccer teams.