South Korea vs Uruguay South Korea will build rapport with Uruguay in an international friendly on Tuesday night at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The two countries met for the last time in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup held at the Education City Stadium in Qatar.
South Korea faced Ghana, Uruguay and Portugal in Group H at the World Cup in a very difficult group, but advanced to the Round of 16 with a fantastic 2-1 win over Portugal.
South Korea vs Uruguay Kickoff Time
Name: South Korea vs. Uruguay
Date: March 28, 2023
Time: 11:00 UTC
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, Korea
Although the Taegeuk Warriors didn’t lose 4-1 against Brazil, who won five of their round of 16 matches, it would be hard to criticize their efforts given the level of opponents they faced.
After the Qatar tournament, coach Paulo Bento stepped down as he decided to leave ahead of the tournament, while former German coach Jurgen Klinsmann took over on Friday, taking over his first match.
The 58-year-old scored in a 2-2 draw against Colombia in Ulsan. Although it might be a bit disappointing that his team didn’t pick up a win given their impressive start to the game, it’s a decent result on paper.
Heung-Min Son scored a brace in the first half to put South Korea in the lead, but goals from James Rodriguez and Jorge Carrascal in the second half gave the South American side a positive result.
South Korea vs Uruguay Playing XI
Possible starting lineup for Korea: Sung-Kyu; Taehwan, Wooyoung, Minjae, Gije; In-Beom, Young-Kwon, Woo-Young, Son Jae-Sung; composition
Expected starting lineup for Uruguay: Roché; Gonzalez, Bueno, Cotes, Oliveira; Bessino, Ugarte, Pellistri, Valverde, Rossi; Gomez
Lee Gi-je withdrew in the first half of the match against Colombia in place of center back Kim Jin-soo, and the Jeonbuk defender is expected to keep his starting position as he made his first start since the World Cup match against Brazil. .
Kim Min-jae is likely to accompany the 30-year-old defender thanks to his fantastic form, having made 26 league appearances for the Serie A lead so far at Napoli this season.
Jung Woo-young also pointed out the injury problem in the last game, meaning that only Klins may have to replace central midfielder with Son Jun-ho.
Uruguay got through their match against Japan without incident, but Brioli may still choose to experiment with his squad, and Facundo Torres could come in as a replacement for Diego Rossi on the left wing.
La Celeste’s guard has changed heading into this friendly, with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin all not joining the squad and giving way to the squad for younger players.
South Korea vs Uruguay last match result
Korea format (all competitions): W D L W L D
Uruguay Format (all competitions): L W D L W D
Uruguay couldn’t match their opponents’ efforts in Qatar, despite taking four points from three games and beating Ghana 2-0 in the last one.
La Celeste have parted ways with manager Diego Alonso after disappointing performances in Qatar, but have yet to name the 47-year-old successor, and U-20 manager Marcelo Broli will take charge of the friendly.
In his first game in charge of the South American team, Alonso drew 1-1 away to Japan when Federico Valverde’s first-half effort was canceled out by Takuma Nishimura’s equalizer with less than 15 minutes remaining.
Continuing from the last time, Uruguay have won 8 of their last 13 matches in all competitions, having lost only 2 of them.