Uruguay, which will play two consecutive matches against Asian countries during the March A-match, has announced a preliminary list.안전놀이터
On the 3rd (Korean time), the Uruguay Football Association released the preliminary list of the national team ahead of the friendly against Korea and Japan. The Uruguay national soccer team will play against Japan on the 24th (Fri) at the Tokyo National Stadium, followed by Korea on the 28th (Tue) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
In November of last year, Uruguay played the first leg of Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with the Korean national soccer team led by former coach Paulo Bento. At that time, Korea and Uruguay drew 0-0 without a goal and could not decide the winner.
Most of the names familiar to soccer fans are missing from the Uruguay preliminary list for this Asian tour.
Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Luis Suarez (Gremiu), Diego Godin (Veles Sarsfield) and Martin Cáceres (LA Galaxy), who have represented Uruguay football for more than 10 years, were not included in the list. Son Heung-min’s (Tottenham Hotspur) teammate Rodrigo Bentancourt was unable to go to Korea as he was undergoing rehabilitation after surgery for a cruciate ligament rupture in his knee.
Instead, the names of players who will succeed veteran players stand out. Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Darwin Núñez (Liverpool), and Ronald Araujo (FC Barcelona), who fought with Lee Kang-in during the World Cup group stage match, were named on the list.
Kim Min-jae (Napoli)’s teammate Matthias Olivera and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca)’s Giovani Gonzalez were also included in the reserve list, and they will compete in good faith.
However, the Uruguayan national team will be headed by Marcelo Brolly, the under-20 national team coach. Diego Alonso, who led Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar, resigned after the tournament and announced his intention to return, causing confusion.
Korea is also in a chaotic mood due to controversy over qualifications after appointing coach Jürgen Klinsmann after much trouble. More and more people are paying attention to what results the two teams will receive in their first official match after the World Cup.