South Korea’s national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59), will travel by private plane to Newcastle, England, on Wednesday (Nov. 11) to prepare for a showdown with Saudi Arabia.
Klinsmann’s men will take on the Saudis at 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 at St. James’ Park in Newcastle for the second of two September A matches. They drew 0-0 in their first match against Wales on Aug. 8.
Klinsmann, who has been training in Brentford, London, since the Wales game, will travel to Newcastle on a private plane provided by the Saudis on Sept. 11.
Initially, South Korea had planned to travel to London for their next training session as they were pushing for an exhibition match against Mexico, but the Mexican side canceled the match. 안전놀이터
Saudi Arabia, the team’s hard-earned opponent, has agreed to provide the team with a private plane and pay for their stay in London. St. James’ Park is also home to Newcastle United (England), which is controlled by a consortium of Saudi sovereign wealth funds (PIFs).
After five consecutive games without a win (three draws and two losses) since Klinsmann’s appointment, South Korea will be looking for their first win against the Saudis. With public sentiment low following the Klinsmann “work-from-home” controversy, a result is essential to bounce back.
The Saudis are not in a good mood either. The Saudis started the tournament on a high note with Roberto Mancini at the helm, but lost 1-3 to Costa Rica in his first game in charge.