The Seoul World Cup Stadium on July 13,카지노 last year, hosted a friendly match between Team K League and Tottenham Hotspur (England), featuring some of the best players in the K League. Tottenham’s 6-3 victory, which featured multi-goal performances from national team captain Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, brought the Midsummer Night’s festivities to a close, but Team K League was far from helpless.
Especially Yang Hyun-joon (21-Celtic, then Gangwon FC), who came on in the first 20 minutes. He amazed the 64,000 fans with his dazzling dribbling and quick thinking. In the first half, he stormed past Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier, and in the 10th minute, he exchanged one-touch passes with a teammate to break down the flank before sliding in a pass to set up Ras’s (Suwon FC) goal.
Cho Kyu-sung (25-Mitwillan, then Gimcheon Commerce) also dazzled. Starting as a frontline striker, he stood tall against the Tottenham defense and scored a poignant header in front of Davinson Sanchez in first-half stoppage time.
It was no surprise that European scouts, who watched the game live in more than 100 countries around the world, took notice of Yang and Cho. A little over a year later, they became ‘Europeans’ side by side. After playing consistently in the K League 1, Yang headed to Celtic (Scotland), while Cho Kyu-sung, who returned to Jeonbuk Hyundai after his discharge from the army, donned a Mittwillan (Denmark) jersey after his performance at the Qatar World Cup last year. Tottenham’s event matches on the preseason Asia tour were a showcase.
On the 27th, a very special match will take place at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. ‘Team K League’ and the Spanish Primera Liga’s prestigious Atletico Madrid will play a friendly match. It is the first game of the ‘Coupang Play Series’ that will be followed by a match between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, who won the triple treble of the English Premier League (EPL), FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League last season (Aug. 30-Seoul World Cup Stadium), and a match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG-France) and K League 1 Jeonbuk (Aug. 3-Busan Asiad Stadium), where Lee Kang-in (22) plays.
Founded in 1903, Atletico Madrid has won 11 La Liga titles in its history, trailing only Real Madrid (35) and FC Barcelona (27). Head coach Diego Simeone (Argentina) has been at the helm since 2011 and visited with 27 core members, including Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, and Cesar Aspilicueta, while Team K League is composed of 22 elite players.
They include K League 1’s top scorers (11 goals) Lee In-gyu (33-Ulsan Hyundai) and Na Sang-ho (27-FFC Seoul), “Samba Express” Sejingya (34-Daegu FC), and national midfielder Baek Seung-ho (26-North Korea). There are also plenty of youngsters who could be the future of Korean soccer. Bae Jun-ho (20-Daejeon Hana Citizen), a member of the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals in 2023, and Hwang Jae-won (21-Daegu), a defender who is set to compete at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, are among the most notable. With several European teams already showing direct and indirect interest, the Atletico Madrid game is another showcase opportunity.