‘Uruguayan ace’ Federico Valverde (25, Real Madrid), who is visiting Korea this time, is evaluated as a representative of an unfavorable player among domestic fans for his tearing eyes and rough tackling towards Lee Kang-in. After scoring against Portugal at the U-20 World Cup held in Korea in 2017, he went viral after performing a tear-jerking ceremony. This action contains the meaning of belittling Asians.
In addition, last year in the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, he met with Korea and made a rough tackle toward Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and then fired an’uppercut ceremony’. In the Spanish La Liga match between Real Madrid and Mallorca, Lee Kang-in was spotted laughing after tackling him.
Over the past six years, public opinion has reached its worst as he has repeatedly behaved in a peculiar way toward South Korea. Meanwhile, Valverde is visiting Korea this time. He can’t help but look. Uruguay, led by Valverde, will return to Korea after a 1-1 draw in Japan and play the second A-match in March at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th. 메이저놀이터
Valverde is expected to be the center of the match in another sense. He plays as a confident starting midfielder for one of the best clubs in the world, Real Madrid. He scored a ‘career high’ by scoring 12 goals in 42 matches this season, including the Cup. He is a talented person who lives up to what is often said to be world class.
Among the members of Uruguay this time, most of the main players were missing. Diego Godin (Vélez Sarsfield), Luis Suárez (Gremiu), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Jose Jimenez (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Giorchian de Arascaeta (Flamengo), Darwin Núñez (Liverpool), and Ronald Araujo (Barcelona) were absent due to injury and disciplinary action.