Will Son Heung-min’s fighting spirit shine in the mask? Uruguay after a while


Will Son Heung-min’s fighting spirit shine in the mask? Uruguay after a while

[앵커]

There really isn’t much time left.

At 10 p.m. our time, our national soccer team, which has advanced to the 10th consecutive World Cup, will play its first match against Uruguay.

We will connect a special World Cup coverage team to share related news.

Reporter Kim Jong-seong. Are you in the arena where today’s showdown will take place?

[기자]

Yes, it is.

Our national team is out at the Education City Stadium for our first group match against Uruguay.

It’s still quiet here.

You can see a little bit of fans wearing Korean and Uruguay uniforms, but it is not crowded because it is not the time to enter right away.

It seems that many soccer fans will gather only after the sun goes down a little to avoid the scorching heat of the daytime.

The stadium is already surrounded by numerous fences.

In preparation for the crowds of Korean and Uruguay cheering squads, a fenced road was built in the stadium so that even short distances could be circled in a row.

Police, lifeguards, and volunteers are looking around the surrounding facilities and waiting for the soon-to-be visitors.

[앵커]

Did our national team have any special schedule yesterday?

I wonder who will start today.

[기자]

After a day of tension, the national team had time to take a breather after yesterday’s open training and public press conference and check their plans for a sure win against Uruguay.

Yesterday at the press conference, coach Bento drew attention by mentioning players who could and could not play today.

He directly announced that captain Son Heung-min and starting fullback Kim Jin-soo could be appointed, and that main striker Hwang Hee-chan would miss the game against Uruguay due to delayed recovery from injury.

The list of participating players has not yet been released.

The list of players is announced one hour before the start of the game. So it comes out at 9:00 p.m. our time.

Yesterday, the national team confirmed the real final 26 players for this World Cup.

Suwon Samsung’s Oh Hyeon-gyu had been training with the national team in Qatar before being on the final list.

Despite the news of Hwang Hee-chan’s delayed recovery from injury, the list of players for this World Cup was confirmed as previously announced without the selection of Oh Hyun-kyu.

The Korea Football Association said that Oh Hyun-gyu will accompany the national team until the end even if the roster has been confirmed.

[앵커]

Soccer fans were relieved by the news that Son Heung-min could participate.

Can we see Son Heung-min wearing a mask from the start of the game?

[기자]

It seems difficult to say definitively because the decision is made by coach Paulo Bento.

However, it seems that I can see Son Heung-min wearing a mask and walking around the stadium somehow.

There are local observations that the possibility of starting a sortie is high, given that Bento tried to explain in detail about Son Heung-min’s condition and game sense at the press conference yesterday.

Of course, considering the 2nd and 3rd matches of the group stage, there is definitely a possibility of putting Son Heung-min as a replacement.

In the absence of Hwang Hee-chan, if Son Heung-min is also missing, Bento seems to have a lot of trouble until the final selection list is confirmed, as there is difficulty in forming the national team’s attack team.

[앵커]

In Seoul, a street cheering event will be held at Gwanghwamun Square.

It seems that there will be activities of our cheering squad in Qatar as well.

What events are you planning?

[기자]

Yes, a street march will be held around the stadium from 8:00 PM Korean time to cheer for our national team.

There are soccer fans from Korea as well as fans living in other countries who came to Qatar to support the national team.

We plan to gather at the Education City Stardaum subway station and deliver messages of support to the national team while walking together.

I met a soccer fan who visited Education City Stadium here.

Let’s talk together for a moment.

Our national team has a game today, how are you feeling?

What will be the result of today’s match? Please tell me what you think.

What would you like to do for the players of the soccer team and tell them?

In order to achieve a record of 16 or higher, the performance of this first leg is very important.

There is a statistic that in the current World Cup, the winning team in the first leg has an 84% chance of advancing to the round of 16.

I hope our national team players will play today without regrets to achieve their goals.

This is Yonhap News TV Kim Jong-seong at the Education City Stadium where the game against Uruguay will be held so far. ([email protected])

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