Month: November 2023 (Page 2 of 5)

‘I’m not going to the Middle East!’ Backup De Gea rejects Ronaldo’s 800 million-a-week offer from Alnasr, will he return to Man U or join Messi’s team?

Al Nasr, the Saudi Arabian club that Cristiano Ronaldo plays for, has made a stunning £500,000-a-week offer to former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. De Gea has reportedly rejected the offer. De Gea now has two options. Return to United or join Inter Miami, where Lionel Messi plays. Which choice will De Gea make?

According to British outlet The Sun, De Gea has turned down the chance to reunite with his former United teammate Ronaldo by turning down a £500,000-a-week offer. Instead, De Gea is considering joining Messi’s Inter Miami.

Ronaldo and his club Al Nasr had been pushing for the signing of De Gea, who has been without a club since his departure from United last summer. Ronaldo reportedly took the lead in convincing his former United teammate to join the club. Al Nasr were also prepared to offer a whopping £500,000-a-week wage, but De Gea is not expected to accept the offer. The outlet cited a source close to De Gea as saying that his wife is not in favor of a move to the Middle East. It seems that De Gea will respect his wife’s wishes and not go to Al Nasr.

Coincidentally, Messi’s Inter Miami is the leading option in front of De Gea, who rejected Ronaldo’s offer. Inter are interested in De Gea, and De Gea’s camp would love to see him play in the United States. The club already has former Spanish national teammates Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. De Gea’s move to Inter Miami makes sense. 무지개토토 주소

On the one hand, he could return to United on a short-term deal. On the other hand, it’s possible that United will make the first offer to solve the temporary absence of goalkeeper Andre Onana. Onana could join the Cameroon national team for about a month in early January for their World Cup qualifiers. This would leave the door open for United to make a short-term move for De Gea. De Gea is enjoying his time on the sidelines, but where will he settle next?

‘Crying before the game’ Singaporean naturalized player visits national team to say hello one-on-one

Singaporean naturalized footballer Song Eui-Young is overwhelmed with emotion after meeting the South Korean national team at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korea national soccer team defeated Singapore 5-0 on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Seoul World Cup Stadium in the first match of the second round of Asian qualifying for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026.

There was one face that stood out for the Singaporean team. Incheon-born Song Eui-young started against South Korea.

Song was born in Incheon and played soccer in South Korea throughout elementary, middle, and high school. After graduating from high school in 2012, he joined Singapore Home United (now Ryan City) and later naturalized as a Singaporean in 2021.

“I got a little emotional when I was warming up,” Song said in the post-match mixed zone, referring to the Seoul World Cup stadium as his childhood dream.

The excitement was felt on the field as well. 보스토토 주소 After the game, she greeted each of her teammates individually. He politely bowed and shook their hands with both hands. South Korea’s captain, Son Heung-min, put his arm around her shoulders.

Afterward, Song exchanged jerseys with the “star of the athletes” in the mix zone and took pictures with him, creating a small fan meeting between the Singaporean team and Son Heung-min.

Metamorphosis cheers Miracle in the Round of 16: Argentina or Morocco?

‘We’re on the last train to the round of 16!

South Korea’s U17 national team, led by Byun Sung-hwan, is on the brink of elimination from the FIFA U17 World Cup 2023. After losing 1-3 to the United States and 0-1 to France in their first and second round matches in Group E, the red flag has been raised. They’ll have to play for a third-place wild card, but even that will be very difficult.

For South Korea to make it to the round of 16, they will first need to see the results of the other Group F match on Aug. 18. In the New Zealand-Mexico match, the Kiwis need a draw or better. Currently, New Zealand has two losses and Mexico has one draw. If Mexico wins and moves to 4 points, South Korea’s hopes of advancing to the round of 16 will be dashed.

If New Zealand picks up a point against Mexico, there is hope for South Korea. If South Korea beats Burkina Faso in their next game, they will advance to the round of 16. With three points, they can finish fourth out of three in the group. They would have to beat Indonesia (2 points) in Group A and the third-place finisher in Group F (New Zealand or Mexico) to get on the last train to the Round of 16.

A dramatic run to the Round of 16 would see them face either Group D’s No. 1 Argentina or Group A’s No. 1 Morocco. Both Argentina and Morocco sit atop their respective groups with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 6 points. Argentina topped their group with wins over Senegal and Japan, while Morocco topped their group with wins over home team Indonesia and Panama. 무지개토토

Meanwhile, by Day 17, all of Group A through D had concluded. Morocco and Ecuador from Group A, Spain, Mali, and Uzbekistan from Group B, England, Brazil, and Iran from Group C, and Argentina, Senegal, and Japan from Group D have qualified for the Round of 16. The round of 16 matchup between Ecuador and Brazil has already been decided. The first- and second-place finishers in Group E and the first- and second-place finishers in Group F will qualify for the knockout rounds based on the results of their group matches on April 18. It will also determine the last remaining Group 3 wild card. Byunsung Hwanho will look to claim the last wild card.

Kim Min-jae responds to harsh criticism…”It’s better to play than not to play”

Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), who came to South Korea for the World Cup qualifiers after playing 14 consecutive full-time games for German top-flight club Bayern Munich, responded to the “hype” surrounding him. He emphasized that it was better than not playing at all.

South Korea thrashed Singapore 5-0 at home on Saturday at Seoul World Cup Stadium in the first match of Group C of the 2026 World Cup (co-hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States) Asian qualifiers, thanks to consecutive goals from Cho Kyu-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, Son Heung-min, Hwang Eui-jo and Lee Kang-in.

South Korea, ranked 2-3 in objective power, were expected to open the scoring at home, but the lid was lifted. They struggled with their opponents’ tight defense and goalkeeping.

However, starting with Cho Kyu-sung’s first goal of the game just before first-half stoppage time, South Korea stormed past Singapore in the second half. Hwang Hee-chan scored in the fourth minute of the second half, followed by Son Heung-min in the 18th minute, Hwang Eui-jo in the 23rd minute on a penalty kick, and Lee Kang-in in the 40th minute.

With their opponents dropping back into a tight defense, South Korea lined up strongly and the defense, including Kim Min-jae, focused on shutting down Singapore’s occasional counterattacks.

Kim Min-jae played the full match, his 14th consecutive full match for Munich. He has also started five consecutive games for Klinsmann’s men, dating back to September against England, and has played the full 90 minutes in four of them, with the exception of a 30-minute substitution in an exhibition game against Vietnam last month.

Despite the exhaustion, Kim said it was better to play this much than not to play at all. “I think I’m repeating myself, but I think it’s better to play than not to play, and I think I need to adapt well and manage how I can keep my concentration and play well,” he said. 토토사이트

Kim will travel to China with the national team on Sept. 19 and will play against China in the second round of the second qualifying round on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center.

“I don’t think so,” Kim laughed when asked if he would share his experience of playing in China for two years from 2019 to 2021 with the national team, “The players who played in the same team (Beijing) are now playing for the national team, so I can tell you about them, but I don’t know exactly about the other players.” Kim Min-jae previously scored a goal against China in the 2019 Asian Cup group stage in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January 2019 after joining the attack from a set piece.

‘Eyes on’ Lee Kang-in’s growth, enjoyable Son Heung-min “Ridiculous talent, want to help more”

“Unbelievable talent, it’s fun to watch him grow as a soccer player.”

Son Heung-min beamed with pride as he recounted the story of “Golden Boy” Lee Kang-in, who scored a goal and added an assist in his team’s 5-0 win over South Korea in Group C of the second Asian qualifying round for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Saturday.

Lee pierced the ‘attacking vein’ of Singapore, who faced a ‘dense defense’ on the day. He assisted Cho Kyu-sung’s first goal in the 44th minute, when the score was 0-0. The ball was kicked in from the right side of the penalty box, and Cho rushed forward and shook the goal with a non-stop left-footed shot.

He also scored a goal himself. In the 40th minute, he scored the team’s fifth goal with a thunderous left-footed mid-range shot. In addition to his attacking prowess, he also used his trademark pressing to harass the Singaporean defense as he worked diligently down the right flank. He was literally on fire.

Speaking to us in the post-match mixer zone, Son said, “It’s fun as a soccer player to watch him grow step by step every time he’s on the pitch. I think he can grow even more. Kang In’s talent is ridiculous. I want to play like this and help the talented player so that he doesn’t feel any pressure. I hope he accepts it well and grows further.”

Son Heung-min also had a goal. He scored the team’s third goal from the so-called “Son Heung-min zone. “I trained a lot in that position,” he said. It’s a position I’m confident in every time. I don’t know if it’s a habit, but I was confident because I trained a lot. When I saw the trajectory of the ball, the power, the speed, I knew it was going in. It’s nice to be able to put it on a good course and help us win.”

“Regardless of the result, it was not an easy game. It’s a credit to the players’ dedication and hard work. Today’s game was a good training session. We did our homework, which was to create more attacking chances. The first step is important, and we did it well.” 무지개토토 도메인

Son Heung-min collided with an opponent during the game and was on the ground for a while. “I’m fine now. I just couldn’t feel my foot for a bit,” he explained.

The team will play their second game against China on Nov. 21. “It’s going to be a tough game,” Son said. When we play a strong team, we try to be tough. It could be their tactic to make us angry and frustrated. If we play our game, I think we can play well. We have nothing to fear from China,” he concluded.

No drone filming against Singapore! Korea Football Association-Mapo Police Station “Infringement of broadcast copyright, punishable by relevant laws”

Drone filming is strictly prohibited this time around.

Drones will be strictly prohibited from flying and filming inside and outside the stadium for the Singapore match of the 2026 FIFA North American Football Confederation (NAFCON) Asia Second Qualifying Round at the Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul on June 16.

“In accordance with the Aviation Safety Act and FIFA regulations, drone flights inside and outside the stadium will be strictly prohibited in this match,” the Korea Football Association said after a meeting with FIFA officials on Friday.

The Sangam World Cup Stadium is a restricted airspace where the use of drones is prohibited in principle under the Aviation Safety Act, and in particular, this match is a World Cup qualifying match and a FIFA-organized match, so FIFA regulations must be followed. 보스토토 주소
Unauthorized drone flights and filming are prohibited as they can seriously disrupt the safety of players and the operation of the game. The KFA and the Mapo Police Department in Seoul also discussed the issue at a meeting on stadium safety and decided to take strict action.

“Any unauthorized use of drones during matches or infringement of broadcasting copyrights through drone filming will be punishable under relevant laws,” said the KFA and the Mapo Police Department, adding, “No soccer fan should be harmed by flying a drone in a stadium out of curiosity.

Kim Min-jae blames Munich…World Cup qualifiers like a ‘war’, leave KIM out?

Bayern Munich has sent Kim Min-jae to South Korea with a heavy workload. As South Korea looks to qualify for its 11th consecutive World Cup, Kim Min-jae should be starting and playing full-time, even if he’s on a hot streak.

Jürgen Klinsmann’s men’s national team will take on Singapore at 8 p.m. Saturday at Seoul World Cup Stadium in the first match of Group C of the 2026 North American (Canada-Mexico-United States) World Cup second qualifying round for Asia.

South Korea is drawn in Group C alongside China, Singapore and Thailand. South Korea will be looking to qualify for their 11th consecutive World Cup.

Kim Min-jae has been called up to the squad for the A match after causing a stir in both South Korea and Germany. The issue is the Kim Min-jae abuse controversy.

In response to the recent controversy, Coach Klinsmann said, “Kim is always ready. It’s better for him to play five games in a row than just train. He won’t want to rest, he’s eager to play,” Klinsmann said, dismissing the ‘Kim Min-jae rest theory’ and predicting a 100% start against Singapore.

Klinsmann added: “The hardest thing for players is traveling for 12-13 hours. After the long journey, Kim did recovery training at the hotel and came to the training field on the second day. He was happy,” he said of his current physical condition. From the second day of training, Kim was in good spirits and sweated alongside his teammates. He was also in good shape. When asked about the German media’s reports of his sluggishness or mistreatment, the former German superstar shrugged it off, saying, “The newspapers had nothing to write about.” 토토사이트

Munich hosted Heidenheim in the 11th round of the 2023/24 Bundesliga before going into the November A-match break. The Bavarians won 4-2 thanks to a brace from Harry Kane and goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Eric Maxim Choupo Moting, but there was some criticism of the defense, including Kim Min-jae.

Kim started the game in a center-back combination with Dayo Upamecano. With Matthijs Derrikht currently sidelined for around four weeks with a partially torn ligament in his right knee, Kim and Upamecano are the only two remaining first-team center backs, so Kim’s selection was expected.

Who will Singapore’s ‘naturalized player’ Song Eui-Young face against Klinsmann?

There is one Korean name on the Singapore national soccer team’s roster as the Klinsmanns face their first opponent in their quest to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.

That’s South Korean forward Song Eui-young (30-Surabaya), who naturalized in Singapore in 2021.

Song hails from Incheon, South Korea, where he played his way up through the elite ranks of South Korea’s elementary, middle, and high schools.

He attended soccer’s prestigious Yeouido High School through Jung Wangjoong, and upon graduating from high school in 2012, he joined Singapore’s prestigious Home United, coached by Lee Im-Seung at the time.

After proving himself in Singapore’s second division in his rookie year, scoring 11 goals in 12 games, Song made the leap to the first team that year.

Initially playing as a midfielder, he gradually moved into more offensive duties.

In 2018, he scored 20 goals in all competitions, including 10 in the league, and was recognized as a “superstar” in Singapore.

That’s when the naturalization process began, and Song became a Singaporean citizen in 2021.

After playing a total of 11 years with Home United and its rebranded team, Ryan City, Song moved to Thai Premier League side Nong Bua Pitchaya earlier this year, before moving again to Thai Premier League side Persebaya Surabaya last summer. 토토사이트

At Lion City, he helped the team win its first regular season title in 18 years in 2021.

He also impressed domestic soccer fans in the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) group stage by scoring two consecutive goals against Daegu FC.

Early ‘stay’ confirmed with 2 games to go… Jeju start ‘envisioning’ next season with tasks ahead

Jeju United begins planning for next year with a number of challenges.

Jeju clinched “early” retention with two games remaining. Jeju (40 points) played out a goalless draw with FC Seoul in round 36, but ninth-placed Suwon FC (32 points) lost 2-3 to Suwon Samsung to secure their spot. Even if Suwon FC wins both of its remaining games, it cannot overtake Jeju. They will finish the season in ninth place.

Jeju will play Daejeon Hana Citizens at home on May 25 and Suwon FC on the road in the final match. Daejeon is the last home game, and Suwon FC will be looking to defend their 10th place finish, so it’s unlikely that Jeju will be able to pull away completely.

Jeju has had a rough season. The off-season saw the departure of In-Joo Gyu (Ulsan Hyundai) and Jerso (Incheon United), who were key components of Jeju’s attack, and new signings Yuri Jonatan, Hayes, and Kim Seung-seop haven’t fully lived up to expectations. The loss of “Captain” Choi Young-joon to injury from the opening game has also shaken the solid defense that was one of their strengths.

Head coach Nam Ki-il also dropped the baton. Acting head coach Chung Jo-guk has taken over for the remainder of the campaign. Chung has made some changes, such as switching from a three-back to a four-back and strengthening the defense in the center of the field, but hasn’t seen any significant results. The team’s flanking attack, a strength under Nam, has definitely disappeared.

Jeju’s first priority is the appointment of a head coach. Chung does not have a P-level coaching license. He will need to be included in the next round of P-level coaches to become a head coach. Amidst all the talk about the next P-level coaching class, Jeju is leaving no stone unturned in its search for the next head coach. 무지개토토 주소

Several coaches are in the running, including some with K League 1 experience. Jeju is carefully and seriously discussing the direction and composition of the team. Along with setting the direction of the team, they will also look for a coach to match.

Depending on who comes in, the style and color of Jeju’s football could change. The transfer market may also change. The team is also expected to change the composition of this season’s foreigners, which consists of Jotanan Ling, Yuri, and Hayes.

‘Are you 19?’ Suwon’s NEW youth captain scores four goals in five games, a true ‘winning bluebird’

Suwon Samsung’s ‘scary youngster’ Kim Joo-chan (19) is evolving at an incredible pace.

The fact that he came on as a substitute 14 minutes into the second half of the Suwon derby against Suwon FC (Round 36 of the Hana OneQ K League 2023) at Suwon Sports Complex on Wednesday and scored the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute to make it 3-2 just 19 minutes later is evidence of his evolution. Kim picked up a ball floated over the defense by 2-meter striker Mulicic, found himself one-on-one with opposing goalkeeper Park Bae-jong, and couldn’t have been more calm with a right-footed shot to split the goal. Acting Suwon head coach Yeom Ki-hoon marveled at the “confidence and determination of a 19-year-old player.”

Kim joined Suwon in 2004 and was considered a “22-year-old resource” at the start of the season, but after scoring his debut goal at home against Ulsan in July, he quickly established himself as one of the team’s best problem solvers. After scoring back-to-back goals against Gangwon immediately following the Ulsan game, Kim scored his fifth goal of the day against Pohang in Round 33 and Daejeon Hana in Round 35. Since his debut, no other player has scored more goals for Suwon than Kim Joo-chan.

His goal purity is also high. Against Ulsan (3-1), he scored a wedge goal to end a nine-match winless streak, and against Gangwon (2-1), he scored an early goal to lead the team to its first consecutive win. Against Pohang (1-0), he scored the only goal of the game to help the team end a five-game losing streak. Kim almost used the ‘goal = win’ formula this season. In the last match against Daejeon Hana, he scored the first goal to give his team the lead, but conceded back-to-back goals in the second half to draw 2-2. In the five games in which Kim scored, the team won four, drew one, and earned 13 points. 보스토토 도메인 That’s about 45% of their total points (29).

A true “victory bluebird,” Kim Joo-chan has the scent of the 2021 Sang-bin and 2022 Oh Hyun-gyu. In his professional debut year in 2021, he exploded for six goals and two assists and became a “sensation.” Oh “Gunpil” Hyun-gyu (Celtic) scored a total of 14 goals last season, including in the promotion playoffs, to help his team stay up. Kim Joo-chan, unlike Oh, is not from Matango, the club’s affiliate, but like the two Suwon seniors, he has taken on the role of youth leader. Sitting in the automatic relegation zone, Suwon trails 10th-ranked Suwon FC and 11th-ranked Gangwon by three points and two points, respectively, with two games remaining in the promotion playoffs. Suwon will rest their hopes on the toes of their ‘fearless youngest’ in their remaining two games against Seoul and Gangwon, and Kim is willing to shoulder the burden.

“‘Don’t try to do well, just look at this one game and play harder and until the end,'” he said.

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