Reporter Seol Ha-eun = Former Vietnam national team coach Park Hang-seo held the hands of his ‘old students’ and encouraged them ahead of a friendly match held in Korea.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), will play a friendly match against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Gyeonggi Province on the afternoon of the 17th.
Former coach Park Hang-seo, who previously led the Vietnam national team, visited this game.
Prior to the start of the game, former coach Park, who appeared as an encourager along with Korea Football Association President Chung Mong-gyu, encouraged his former students, who had reunited for the first time in a long time, with a handshake and cheered for the team to do well against Korea, a team that was one step ahead.
Vietnamese players wearing white uniforms held former coach Park’s hand and welcomed him with a smile.
In addition to the players who played as starters, former coach Park personally visited Vietnam’s bench after the national anthems of both countries were played and encouraged the players waiting to be substituted by tapping their shoulders.
A small group of Vietnamese cheerleaders, who held the Vietnamese flag on one side of the stands, raised the large flag above their heads and waved it to both sides as their country’s national anthem was played.토토사이트
Former coach Park took charge of the Vietnam national team and U-23 national team for about five years from October 2017 to last January, and achieved the best ever results in various international competitions, earning him the rank of Vietnam’s ‘national hero’. climbed to
Former coach Park achieved remarkable achievements, including advancing to the semifinals of the Asian Games for the first time in Vietnam’s history (2018), winning the soccer championship at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games (2019), and advancing to the final World Cup qualifiers (2022 Qatar Games).
Vietnam ranks 95th in the FIFA rankings and is evaluated to be inferior in objective power to Korea, which ranks 26th.
Attention is being paid to whether Vietnam, which received encouragement from its old teacher, will be able to show off its good performance against Korea, which is aiming for a goal feast with its attacking players including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton).
Meanwhile, all 41,000 seats at Suwon World Cup Stadium were sold on this day.
According to the Korea Football Association, excluding the 2022 Qatar World Cup final qualifying match against Lebanon in September 2021, which was held without spectators due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), A matches were held at Suwon World Cup Stadium for three consecutive times (September 2018). (Chile in February and Paraguay in June last year) were sold out.