Korea-Japan war disaster, soccer is not someone else’s business.
The baseball team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol returned to Korea on the 14th with the result of being eliminated from the group stage at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). Korea lost 7-8 in the first game against Australia, which was the most important. Korea suffered a crushing defeat against Japan, 4-13, revealing a significant difference in skill. Korea beat the Czech Republic (7-3 wins) and China (22-2 wins), but failed to recover its shattered pride.
After the game, public opinion criticizing the baseball team is rushing. The most popular professional baseball players in Korea gathered, but their performances did not live up to expectations. As Kim Hyeon-soo and Kim Gwang-hyeon, who burned the last spark, announced their retirement after the WBC, concerns about the next generation are growing. 윈 토토
Regardless of the sport, the significance of the Korea-Japan match is great. Soccer is the source of victory in the Korea-Japan match. Ahead of the 1954 World Cup qualifier against Korea and Japan, the national soccer team made up their mind, saying, “If we lose to Japan, we will throw ourselves into the Genhae Sea.” However, the era of emphasizing only mental strength has long passed. It is now an era when Japan is ahead in terms of mental strength.
At the World Cup in Qatar, Japan surprised the world by defeating Germany (2-1) and Spain (2-1). Although they stopped in the same round of 16, Japan showed better performance than Korea by losing to Croatia in a penalty shoot-out. The Japan Football Association entrusted coach Hajime Moriyasu with the helm for four more years until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.