Malaysia match starting list
Klinsmann will feature Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland) as the frontline striker in the game against Malaysia as well.
Korea’s roster released ahead of the third and final match of Group E of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup between Korea and Malaysia, kicking off at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar at 8:30 pm on the 25th (Korean time). Jo Gyu-seong was included.
Cho Kyu-sung received a lot of criticism for his lack of goal-scoring ability in the previous two games, but national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s choice did not change.
Korea is expected to use a 4-4-2 format this time again with Cho Kyu-sung and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) as the top two.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) will play as wing attackers, while Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) and Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) will take charge of the midfield.
Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and Kim Tae-hwan (Jeonbuk) will play as left and right side defenders.Additionally, the central defense will be played by Kim Min-jae (Munich) and Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan).
With a number of side defensive resources suffering injuries, Coach Klinsmann maintained a four-back strategy.
Jung Woo-young and Kim Young-kwon are starting for the first time in this competition.
Goalkeeper gloves are worn by Jo Hyeon-woo (Ulsan).
Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who were not on the playing list in the previous two games due to injury, were named on the substitute list.
Coach Klinsmann did not use rotation.He assembled a starting roster that was close to elite.
Korea’s next opponent, which has already confirmed its advancement to the round of 16, will depend on the results of this final match.
If they finish in first place in the group stage, they will be able to play Japan and Korea in second place in Group D, and if they finish in second place, they will likely compete with Saudi Arabia, currently in first place in Group F, to advance to the quarterfinals.
If Korea finishes the group stage in third place, it will face Iraq, first place in Group D, or Qatar, first place in Group A and the host country, in the round of 16. 19가이드03