The South Korean men’s national soccer team entered Shenzhen, China on the 19th. He warmed up lightly on the first day of his entry into China ahead of the second Group C match of the 2026 FIFA North-China World Cup Asian qualifying round at the Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzhen, China, on the 21st. 사설토토 The second group match between Korea and China was completely sold out.
The Chinese newspaper network said, Tickets for the match against Korea are already sold out, generating high interest, adding, For fans, the match against Korea is a game with a lot of things to see. It was my first home game in the World Cup qualifying round, and my trust in the national soccer team also revived with a victory over Thailand, he said.
In addition, the opposing Korean team is full of stars such as Son Heung-min Tottenham, Kim Min-jae Bayern Munich, and Lee Kang-in and famous coach Klinsmann, he stressed.
In particular, “the national team was warmly welcomed by many fans at the airport where they returned to Shenzhen on the evening of the 17th, he said. After winning a tough fight with Thailand, the outside atmosphere of the national team became much more comfortable. Of course, this is what the players gained through their performance, he said. Expectations for the national team are growing anew in China. Recently, Jankovic continued his uneasy move.
Ahead of the second qualifying round of the World Cup, China lost to Malaysia 1-1 and Syria 0-1 and Uzbekistan 1-2, raising rumors of Jankovic’s dismissal. However, the atmosphere changed with a come-from-behind victory against Thailand 2-1 on the 16th. Chinese soccer fans, who have not been very interested in the national team’s game, will attend the match against Korea.
The Chinese newspaper network also reported an interview with 22-year-old defender Zhang Shenglong Shanghai Shenhua, who played well in the match against Thailand. Zhang Shenglong said, We have to use 200% of our strength to compete with the Korean team. He also added that Cho Kyu-sung Mit Whelan, who fought during the 2022 East Asian Cup, was impressive.
However, the media said, The world’s 79th national team has a clear difference in power from Korea, which is ranked 24th. As a national team, we should try to prevent Korea tactically as much as possible and make as much impact as possible. He explained, “We have to show a lively performance in our home stadium.
“Korea, the only strong team, has no pressure to advance to the preliminary round, he said, adding, “Even if we lose to Korea, it will not have a decisive negative impact on the promotion of the national team. What is still important will be the match between Singapore and Thailand next year, he stressed.
In fact, the Chinese media believes that their national team will lose to Korea. Since the second place in the group can go to the final preliminary round anyway, it doesn’t matter if we lose against South Korea, which is sure to be ranked first in the group. This means that he only wants to do his best against Korea.
Of course, the atmosphere is different. Numerous fans visited the airport when Korea entered China through Shenzhen Baoan Airport. Only Cleans! Son Heungmin! Lee Kang-in! he shouted and went on a signing attack. As the Korean team moved quickly, Chinese fans did not get the results they wanted, but interest in Korea was expressed high beyond the Chinese national team.
Many fans flocked not only to the airport but also to the players’ accommodations. As a result, even Chinese public security officers were dispatched. In addition, it has been made so that the movement of the team does not overlap with the fans so that they can move smoothly. An official from the Korea Football Association said, Although security personnel have been dispatched from Korea, public security is also actively cooperating. He explained, Since so many fans visited, China has identified that it is in need of management.
Kim Hyun-joon, who visited the airport as a resident of Shenzhen, said, I didn’t have much interest in the Chinese national team until the match against Thailand in China. However, interest increased as he suddenly won a come-from-behind victory against Thailand. All of a sudden, Gyeonggi Province was sold out on the 21st, he explained. He also explained, Chinese fans also have high expectations for this game.
A soccer fan who visited the airport with coach Klinsmann’s uniform said, Coach Klinsmann was a world-class player, adding, I have high expectations for Korean soccer. It’s an opportunity to see players like Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in in person, he said. However, he did not hide his desire for the Chinese national team. I’m not expecting to win, he said. However, if the players’ willingness to show up against Thailand appears in the match against Korea, they will be able to make unexpected results, he said.