The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was in Group C of the 2026 FIFA World Cup North and Central America Asian 2nd qualifying round.바카라사이트
On the 27th (Korean time), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held the 2026 FIFA North Central America World Cup Asia Regional Second Qualifying Group Draw in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Korea, ranked 28th in the FIFA rankings, is tied to China (80th) and Thailand (113rd) in Group A. Singapore (158th) and Guam (203rd), the teams that pass the first qualifying round will compete in Group C.
Korea is far ahead of the teams in the same group in terms of past records. China (22 wins, 12 draws, 2 losses), Thailand (31 wins, 5 draws, 9 losses), Singapore (21 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses) and Guam (3 wins) are greatly ahead.
Japan and North Korea are tied in Group B. The two countries will compete against teams from Syria, Myanmar and Macau who have passed the first round of qualifiers.
2026 FIFA World Cup North and Central America 2nd Round Asian Qualifying Groups. (Photo = AFC)
North and Central America World Cup Asian regional qualifiers are divided into 1st and 2nd rounds. Among the 45 member countries of the AFC, the bottom 18 teams based on the July FIFA rankings will compete in the first round of preliminary rounds. The 9 countries that passed will face the remaining 27 teams in the second round of qualifiers.
Korea, which participates from the second qualifying round, will face off against the winners of Singapore or Guam on November 16, and face China five days later in enemy territory. On March 21 next year, we will play a match against Thailand at home, and five days later, we will move to the enemy and face Thailand in succession. On June 6, the winner of Singapore or Guam, and on the 11th, the final schedule of the second qualifying round against China will be digested.
The top 2 in the group will advance to the 3rd qualifying round. The team that goes up to the 3rd qualifying round also gets a ticket to the 2027 AFC Saudi Arabia Asian Cup finals.
From the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, 8.5 tickets will be awarded to the AFC. Therefore, in the third qualifying round consisting of four groups, the first and second place in each group will advance to the World Cup finals. The remaining 0.5 chapters cover the owners through intercontinental playoffs.