Korea was mentioned as the opponent for the March A-match evaluation match in Japan.
According to reports such as Japan Sports Hochi on the 3rd, the Japan Football Association is in the position that “Korea is also worth considering (against the evaluation match)” ahead of the A match next month.
The head of the Japan Football Association’s technical committee said, “We haven’t decided yet (Match A match opponent). If possible, we plan to play against a team that has a higher FIFA ranking than Japan and has consistently competed in the World Cup finals.” 스포츠토토
In the FIFA rankings, Korea is ranked 25th, below Japan (20th), but has top European players such as Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae. In the ‘2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup’, he showed his potential to reach the round of 16 with Japan.
FIFA has designated March 20-28 as the first A-match week in 2023.
The Korea Football Association is known to be in contact with several South American teams, including Argentina, for an A match in March.