Middle East ambush Bahrain, Klinsmann’s first opponent in the group stage of the 2023 Asian Cup, was completely defeated 0-2 in the warm-up match against Australia.
Bahrain, which is ranked 86th in the FIFA rankings, lost a friendly match against Australia by conceding one goal each in the first and second half of the match held at the Baniyas Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on Monday (Korea time). Australia has advanced to the World Cup finals for six consecutive times from the 2006 World Cup in Germany to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Notably, it advanced to the round of 16 by beating Denmark and Tunisia at the World Cup in Qatar. Currently, it is ranked 25th in FIFA.
In the match, Bahraini striker Aminé Benadi scored an own goal at the third minute of the first half. Then, at the 16th minute of the second half, when Mitchell Duke of Machida Zelvia in the Japanese J-League scored a goal, he bowed his head without scoring a single goal.
Bahrain was tied with Korea, Jordan and Malaysia in Group E at the Asian Cup in Qatar on Wednesday. In particular, Korea and Bahrain will have a showdown on Wednesday, the first group match. From the perspective of Klinsmann, he needs to win his first match against Bahrain in order to keep up with his team’s winning streak in 64 years.
Considering the results of the match against Australia, Korea is considered to be a team that can attack enough.
Bahrain has never advanced to the World Cup finals, but has made it to the finals. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the team staged an intercontinental playoff by defeating Saudi Arabia in the final playoff of the Asian qualifying round. However, it failed to advance to the finals as it lost 0-1 at enemy sites after tying 0-0 at home in the home-and-away playoff with New Zealand.랭크카지노
Earlier, at the 2007 Asian Cup held in four Southeast Asian countries, he caused a stir by beating South Korea 2-1 under the direction of Czech coach Milan Frizra.
However, since the 2010s, soccer skills have continued to decline. It is uncertain whether the team will advance to the final qualifying round, as it lost 0-2 to the UAE in its home game of the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup held in November last year.
The Bahrain national team is currently led by Juan Antonio Fitch, who is from Argentina and served as coach of Chile, Saudi Arabia, and Spain’s prestigious Valencia.
Of the 26 players in the tournament, 23 are playing in their own leagues. Striker Abdullah Yusuf Helal is the only player playing in Europe as he plays for Mleda Boleslav in the Czech Republic’s top division. Another player is playing in the UAE and Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Jordan, considered an ambush in Group E, beat defending champion Qatar in the enemy territory, signaling that the Klinsmann is not an easy match to watch.
Jordan defeated Qatar 2-1 in a friendly match held behind closed doors at the Al-Garapa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 6th. In the 15th minute of the first half, Qatar ace Akram Afif gave up the first goal, but in the second half, striker Yazan al-Naimat-Ali Olwan scored back-to-back goals.
Jordan is led by Moroccan coach Hussein Amuta, who won his first victory in eight games since taking office. Ahead of the first group match against Malaysia on the 15th, Jordan is scheduled to hold another closed-door warm-up match on the 9th, with Japan considered a strong favorite along with South Korea.
Japan, which has won nine consecutive A-matches, entered Qatar on Saturday and is currently undergoing training to adapt itself to the local area from Sunday. As the match is a closed-door warm-up match, it is impossible to closely examine the details of the match against Japan, but only with the outcome, will it be possible to assess Jordan’s capabilities to some extent.
Jordan has Musa Al-Tamari, who played for Montpellier in France and became one of the best wingers in the league. There are 16 players in Jordan’s own league, and three players in Qatar’s league, as well as one player in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, respectively.