Korea Republic National Team arrive at Japan ahead of International Friendly Match【3/25@Nissan Stadium】
23 March 2021
Ahead of the international friendly match against the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) at Nissan Stadium on Thursday 25 March, the Korea Republic National Team arrived at Japan on Monday 22 March. In order to prioritise the safety of all players, staffs, and people involved, strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were implemented, as the players were permitted entry after receiving negative results from tests taken 72 hours prior to their departure, followed by another test taken at the Japanese airport.
The team held a training session in Yokohama after arriving to their hotel.
The international friendly match between the SAMURAI BLUE and the Korea Republic National Team is scheduled to kick-off on 25 Thursday at 19:20.
Paulo Jorge Gomes BENTO
We are expecting a tough match against a strong Japanese side, and it should be a very good experience for our team. We will give our utmost efforts in the match and strive to earn positive result. We hope to make the most of this match ahead of the second round of the World Cup qualifiers in June.
KIM Seunggyu (Kashiwa Reysol/Japan)
Although it has been a while since getting a call-up to the national team, I must prepare myself within the short period of time to showcase a good performance, regardless of who we face. This match will give us an opportunity to prepare ourselves ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in June, so we will try to showcase a positive performance.
NA Sangho (FC Seoul)
The players are well aware of the significance of the Korea-Japan match. We hope to bring back a victory to our home country.
PARK Jooho (Suwon FC)
This squad consists a mix of new and familiar players. If we can showcase a good performance against Japan, it should give us great confidence ahead of the World Cup qualifiers, so we hope to perform well and build positive momentum for the Asian qualifiers.
Korea Republic National Team Squad
Paulo Jorge Gomes BENTO
21 KIM Jinhyeon (Cerezo Osaka/Japan)
1 KIM Seunggyu (Kashiwa Reysol/Japan)
12 JO Hyeonwoo (Ulsan Hyundai)
6 PARK Jooho (Suwon FC)
2 KIM Taehwan (Ulsan Hyundai)
19 KIM Younggwon (Gamba Osaka/Japan)
14 HONG Chul (Ulsan Hyundai)
4 KIM Yeongbin (Gangwon FC)
23 PARK Jisu (Suwon FC)
16 WON Dujae (Ulsan Hyundai)
3 YOON Jonggyu (FC Seoul)
7 KIM Insung (Ulsan Hyundai)
5 JUNG Wooyoung (Al Sadd/Qatar)
10 NAM Taehee (Al Sadd/Qatar)
17 CHO Jaewan (Gangwon FC)
9 NA Sangho (FC Seoul)
11 LEE Dongjun (Ulsan Hyundai)
8 LEE Jinhyun (Daejeon Hana Citizen)
13 LEE Donggyeong (Ulsan Hyundai)
22 JEONG Wooyeong (SC Freiburg/Germany)
20 LEE Kangin (Valencia CF/Spain)
18 LEE Jeonghyeop (Gyeongnam FC)
15 CHO Youngwook (FC Seoul)
- National Teams 2021/03/19 Eight players receive first call-up to SAMURAI BLUE ahead of matches against Korea Republic and Mongolia
- National Teams 2021/03/18 SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad - International Friendly Match & World Cup Qualification Match [Korea Republic National Team (3/25), Mongolia National Team (3/30)]
- National Teams 2021/05/17 Nadeshiko Japan to face Ukraine Women’s National Team in an International Friendly Match
- National Teams 2021/05/17 U-24 Japan National Team to face U-24 Ghana National Team in an International Friendly Match
- Grassroots 2021/05/14 Santen IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix 2021 in Shinagawa to take place from 30 May to 5 June
- Coaches 2021/05/14 GK Level 1 Instructor Refresher Course held online
- National Teams 2021/05/13 U-19 Japan Women's National Team short-listed Squad - Training Camp (5/16-20＠J-Village)