Monthly Archive 22 August 2023

‘Rollercoaster’ Lotte tests fall baseball…1-2 and fateful 6-game series

Baseball’s Lotte is preparing for the biggest test of its fall season.

Lotte had a roller coaster ride last week, going back and forth between heaven and hell. They started off strong by sweeping a midweek three-game series against then second-place SSG, but then suffered a shocking three-game series loss to last-place Kiwoom in a weekend three-game series.

This dropped Lotte to seventh place, 1.5 games behind fifth-place Doosan. Their fall baseball hopes are still alive, but if they can’t overcome the biggest hurdle of the season, this week, they could be in danger of elimination.토토사이트

Lotte hosts first-place LG and second-place KT this week. They open with a three-game series against LG in Jamsil before traveling home to Busan to take on KT.

Both teams are tough opponents for Lotte.

Leaders LG have solidified their dominance, while KT have been on a tear lately. Both teams are on a roll, winning 7-3 and 8-2 in their last 10 games, respectively.

For Lotte, second-place KT is more daunting than first-place LG. Lotte has a close 5-6 record against LG this season, but they have been outscored by KT 3-9.

KT’s recent rise is particularly frightening. Once in last place, KT has been on a terrifying run, climbing all the way up to second place. During their recent 10-game winning streak, KT is 24-5 with a winning percentage of 0.828. Their winning percentage during this period is higher than LG’s.

Lotte will have their work cut out for them this week, as the outcome of their six-game series could either keep them in the race for fifth place or push them out of the fall baseball race.

For starters, pot-bellied foreigner Aaron Wilkerson will make two appearances this week to give the team a boost in the fall baseball race. Wilkerson, who joined the team during the season as a replacement for “hairy ace” Dan Straily, has been Lotte’s hope in five games, going 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA. This will be his first start against LG and KT, so he may be a bit unfamiliar to opposing hitters.

Add to that another foreign pitcher, Charlie Barnes, who has been pitching well in the second half of the season, and homegrown ace Na Kyun-ahn, who made his comeback last week against Gochuk Kiwoom after a 25-day absence.

With nowhere to turn, it will be interesting to see if Lotte can rebound against the top teams.

 Klinsman, who finally opened his mouth, “Residing in Korea? I am a very active person… Lee Kang-in will convene an A match in September”

Director Jurgen Klinsmann finally opened up about the criticism and questions that were pouring in on him.

Coach Klinsmann became the head coach of the Korean national team after Paulo Bento’s successor. His career as a player was incomparably the best, but after his retirement and starting his leadership career, only disappointment was left, and after leaving Hertha Berlin abruptly, he was not even on the field, so anxious eyes were focused on him. So far, concerns are becoming reality.

First of all, the grades are not good. During his 4 matches, he recorded 2 draws and 2 losses. In the March A match list, which copied the final list of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, it drew 2-2 with Colombia, and lost 1-2 in the match against Uruguay. In the June A match, which was said to be the true first season of Klinsmann, they lost 0-1 to Peru and drew 1-1 against El Salvador, which was rated one step lower. It’s worth pointing out that they haven’t won a single game, even though they’ve only played four games yet. Fans do not criticize only his grades. The content of the game was not good, and coach Klinsman’s incomprehensible behavior afterwards is also the reason.

The biggest thing is the absence of Korea. Klinsmann was granted seven weeks of leave since his appointment, and he took another month off. I came back to Korea just before the team K-League match against Atletico Madrid, and I thought I would start selecting players while watching the K-League matches before the A match in September, but I went back to the United States. At the time of his appointment, he said that he would observe various players and lead the national team while residing in Korea, but in reality, the period of stay in Korea was not long, so many people look at him with regret. Compared to his career as a player, his coaching career was not good, he also produced a lot of external rumors, and since he took office, he has not been able to hold on to any of the results or content, so more critical attention is being paid to Klinsman’s current move.

While the criticism continued, the second opponent of the September A match was announced. Klinsmanho goes to Europe in September to face Wales. Wales has recently become a strong player through the World Cup and UEFA Euro results. Even if Gareth Bale has retired, Wales is definitely a team with potential. Wales’ next opponent drew attention, confirmed to be Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is currently ranked 54th in the FIFA rankings, 5th in Asia following South Korea at 28th. Although they failed to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar last year, they surprised the world by beating Argentina, the champion of the tournament, 2-1 in the first match of the group stage. It is part of preparations for next year’s Asian Cup, as it may meet strong players in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia. Their record against Saudi Arabia is poor with 4 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in 17 matches. The list of players who will participate in the September A match will be announced on August 28th, and will be convened at Incheon International Airport on September 4th to depart for England. Overseas players join locally.

Then, in the A match in October, we will face Tunisia. The opponent for the next match has not yet been decided. Tunisia, the goblin team representing Africa, drew attention by beating France 1-0 at the last World Cup in Qatar. The previous record with Korea is 1 draw and 1 loss. With the three consecutive matches leading to Wales, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia confirmed, the point to watch is who Klinsmann will win his first win against. They are all difficult opponents. In the case of an A match in September, the Hangzhou Asian Games are held, and an A-level resource outflow is predicted.

We need to win fast to defuse the current criticism. Before that, it is necessary to give a clear answer to the recent controversy. Even that is going on non-face-to-face, which is causing controversy. Klins Manho, who has been creating controversy and criticism for himself not long after taking office, will face a major crisis ahead of the really important Asian Cup if there is no result in three consecutive matches.

After going to the United States, rather than analyzing, talking about, or observing the Korean national team, he appeared in foreign media videos and evaluated foreign players, causing more controversy. He remained silent about the national team story, and the more he did, the stronger the criticism from the fans. In response, the Korea Football Association conducted non-face-to-face interviews on the 17th and 18th, and coach Klinsman told several stories.

[non-face-to-face interview with director Klinsman]

Impressions on the grouping results of the 2026 North & Central America World Cup Asian 2nd Preliminary Qualifier

The group draw was an interesting group to watch with the coaching staff in the office before going to watch the Team K-League and Atlético Madrid match in Korea. It’s not an easy group, but I think it’s positive. Now that the opposing team is out, we can collect and analyze information to draw a roadmap. We are strong candidates (3rd qualifying round), but I don’t think there are any underdogs. I will do a good relative analysis to bring good results.

Regarding the recent recent situation and remote work controversy.

While watching the K-League, I discussed with the association officials after the World Cup draw. Afterwards, I came to the United States, and on a personal schedule, I went to Dublin, Ireland for about a week because I had a schedule with a person who has been doing charity work for a long time. I couldn’t cancel it because it was scheduled before I signed a contract as the coach of the Korean national soccer team. I went to London, England to watch Son Heung-min’s Tottenham opening game in line with the schedule I went to Ireland, and there I had the opportunity to meet Brentport Kim Ji-soo, so we had a conversation. After that, he returned to the US. Now, after going to Europe to attend a meeting of the European Football Association (UEFA), watching the UEFA Champions League group draw, I plan to take a look at the European players right before the A match call.안전놀이터

There is an exaggeration to conclude that I do not live in Korea. Regardless of where they are physically, I think the way I communicate and observe the players is different from before. There is also a way to go directly to the stadium, but even if we do not go, we are constantly in touch with the coaching staff in each country to check the condition of the players. I am a very active person. You will play your role as the coach of the Korean national soccer team through more activities than you think, whether on the field or anywhere. In the second half of the year, as the games will continue to be held in Korea, there will naturally be more time to work in Korea.

It is pointed out that he does not look directly at K Leaguers and prefers Europeans.

I watched as many K-League games as possible, and coaches Cha Doo-ri and Michael Kim are also watching. String Gara and Köpke coaches also watched the game. (As of August 17, when the interview took place) Head Coach Herrchoke is scheduled to watch the K-League this week. Also, I watched not only the K-League, but also the U-League and Osan High School matches. By watching the national team by age group, I am improving my understanding of Korean football and figuring out who to include in the national team pool.

If you look at the list of A matches in March and June, many players have changed, but it is unknown how much they will change in the future. Change will persist. I understand the feelings of the players who want to get more opportunities. However, since no one can come to the national team, they must continuously observe many games and select them. I am also curious about what the final roster for the Asian Cup next January will be like.

There’s no such thing as preferring someone more. The door to the national team is open to all players. I want to see as many players as possible. When I was in charge of the U.S. national team and went to the World Cup in Brazil, I took 12 to 13 MLS players with me. I and the coaching staff are looking for a good combination while watching many players at home and abroad, and are constantly thinking about how to make the best team.

There is a controversy over the duplicate selection of players, including Lee Kang-in, for the A national team and the Asian Games national team.

It is fortunate that the two schedules do not overlap. However, there is a period of about a week from the A match to the opening of the Asian Games, and during this period it is not mandatory, so it can be difficult if European clubs call their players and send them back in time for the opening. i think i need to solve that.

I don’t know how many of the players who joined the A team will go to the Asian Games, but I will try to join the Asian Games team after coming to the A team and playing the best game to improve my performance. I hope to get good energy from the A team and pass it on to the Asian Games team.

(Regarding Lee Kang-in) I talked with the Paris Saint-Germain club. I heard that Lee Kang-in cleverly put a clause in the contract that required the club to comply with the Asian Games selection. There will be no big problem (to participate in the Asian Games). However, since it has to be used in the A match in September, it is convened to the A national team and then joins the Asian Games. It can be more effective if you play a high-level game as a member of the A national team in Wales and Saudi Arabia in September’s A match and go to the Asian Games team. And he told Lee Kang-in that his ultimate goal is to go to China and have a big accident (getting a gold medal). (Laughs) Because Lee Kang-in has the ability, he will adapt quickly even if he joins the Asian Games team after playing an A match. The problem is the players who did not include the relevant provisions, but from the club’s point of view, it is not a problem even if they do not respond to the selection, so I try to help where I can.

I am also learning about the importance of the Asian Games. I came to know because many people constantly explained to me that the tournament was more important than I thought because the military issue was at stake. If Lee Kang-in and other players receive military service benefits, it will help not only individuals but also Korean football. Now I understand it to some extent, and I try to understand more. So I will try to help.

Park Kyu-hyun is thinking of (sending) if coach Hwang Seon-hong wants to be summoned early. Regarding Park Kyu-hyun, I had many phone calls with his team, Dresden. However, European clubs do not understand why the Asian Games are important. I was like that, so there was a learning process, and now I’m trying to share related information and make people understand. From Dresden’s point of view, Park Kyu-hyun was selected for an A match in June, and if he goes to the Asian Games, A matches, and Asian Cup, he may not be able to use the player for more than 10 games, which is a big loss for the club. So, I also recognize the importance of the Asian Games and explain it to the European clubs, working behind the scenes to help coach Hwang and the Asian Games national team.

What do you think about the preparations for the A match in September and October and the match against Vietnam, which is being discussed as the second opponent in October?

Of course I want to play against the best team in the world. I want to play with Brazil, Argentina, Germany, England and France. However, these days, there are competitions by continent during the A-match period, so it is difficult to find a matchup opponent. So when I was thinking about how to make the most of the A match period during an internal meeting, I wanted to prepare for the Asian Cup. In addition to the Asian Cup, Vietnam can also be a meaningful opponent in preparation for a match against an Asian team in the World Cup qualifiers.

What do you think about the role and duties of the national team coach?

I think the role of a national team manager is very different compared to that of a club team. The club grasps the flow and trends of the league, plays games every week, trains with players every day, and constantly thinks about how to develop them. On the other hand, the national team is preparing for major tournaments. As we prepare for the upcoming Asian Cup and the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, we must continuously observe and study the flow of modern soccer and the preparations of our opponents.

Personally, I watch a lot of UEFA Champions League. It is currently the world’s best soccer tournament, and it uses the highest level of soccer. If you look at the coaches of the national team during the World Cup, they study new soccer and tactics that were shown in the UEFA Champions League and show them in major competitions. It is important for national team coaches to look at the trends and changes in modern football with an international perspective, and to discuss with the association how we can show a better performance in major tournaments.

I think the most important thing for a player is to grow in a good club, so I try to help the players based on my experience outside of the game. What I have constantly said to my players since I took office as a Korean coach is, “I will be there for you guys. Come visit me whenever you need it. I like things related to my career as a player, and I don’t care about external problems. I will do everything I can, but the choice is my choice.” It’s up to the player. Players’ development is done at the club. We have to help the players make good choices. As the national team coach, I’m lucky to be able to think about whether to draw a good picture by selecting the best, well-trained players for the national team. I think it is my role to open good opportunities and give advice to the players.

Koo Ja-wook boasts of his ‘beautiful batting average’, towards the first hitting king in his life!

Samsung also finished last in pro baseball. , with a batting average of 0.349, 11 homers, 57 RBIs and 17 stolen bases, he exploded his potential. Of course, the rookie of the year was also his share. Afterwards, Ja-wook Koo, who became the team’s leading hitter, was awarded a large sum of 12 billion won for 5 years with a multi-year contract as a non-free agent (FA) ahead of the 2022 season. It was a move contrary to the evaluation that they were stingy with investments, sending them away without any regrets when they obtained FA qualifications after leading the ‘Samsung Dynasty’ after the club’s management was transferred to Cheil Worldwide. It meant that Ja-wook Koo was acknowledged as the team’s star.

However, Ja-wook Koo had the worst performance last season, the first year of a large contract. Injuries and sluggishness combined, and he only appeared in 99 games. His batting average was 0.293 (120 hits in 409 at-bats), but his slugging power was greatly missed with only 5 home runs, less than a quarter of the 2021 season home runs (22). Naturally, his RBI production also decreased, with just 38 RBIs. Since he is a high-paid person with a salary of over 2 billion won, there was even talk of ‘eating and running’.

The 2023 season greeted with great pride. Even before leaving on June 5 due to a hamstring injury, he had a batting average of 0.295, 3 homers and 24 RBIs. His batting average was close to 300, but his productivity was too low. Along with the rise of the main gun, Samsung’s performance also fell to the bottom.

Koo Ja-wook, who returned from an injury after a month or so through the match against Doosan on the 4th of last month, has changed 180 degrees. As if trying to prove that his healthy skills are this much, he hits hard every day. Ja-wook Koo drove his batting average to 0.377 (23 hits in 61 at-bats) in July alone, raising his batting average to 0.316 for the season.

In August, Ja-wook Koo’s bat is turning even sharper. Until the last 19th KIA, his monthly batting average reached a whopping 0.475 (28 hits in 59 at-bats). He hit home runs in three consecutive games, including his first full base cap, before KIA on the 19th, and swept 4 home runs and 17 RBIs in August alone. Thanks to the great performance of the main gun, Samsung succeeded in getting out of last place.스포츠토토

Ja-wook Koo, who raised his batting average to 0.347 (105 hits in 303 at-bats) for the season thanks to the drive-by, is leading the batting champion race as of the 19th. It is the result of abandoning the home run greed and maximizing the contact ability, aiming to produce batted balls focused on single hits and double hits. Although he has only 8 homers this season, he ranks first in the league in doubles (29), and his slugging percentage is 0.528, which is 3rd overall in the league.

Will Koo Ja-wook be able to win his first hitting title? With the current momentum, he can surpass not only the batting champion but also his career high batting average (0.349) as a rookie.

“Sex discrimination, no show, own goal!”… Ahead of the women’s WC final, British ‘Prince William’ is criticized! why?

The long-awaited final of the 2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup unfolds.

England and Spain clash at Stadium Australia on the 20th at 7pm (Korean time). Both teams have no winning experience. Whoever wins will create the first history of the Women’s World Cup.

England reached the final for the first time after reaching the semi-finals in the last two tournaments in a row. In the semifinals, they defeated host country Australia 3-1 to advance to the final. England is in a festive mood right now.

However, before the finals, something happened that ruined the festive atmosphere. It’s because of the British royal family. This is because no one from the British royal family is attending the stage where England is the first to reach the final and challenge for the first championship. The British royal family announced that they would watch the Women’s World Cup final on TV.

Then the accusations exploded. In particular, the criticism towards Prince William is strong. He is currently the head of the Football Association of England.

In addition, when news broke that Queen Leticia and Princess Infanta, representing the royal family, were attending the final and cheering for the Spanish national football team, the intensity of criticism toward Prince William intensified.

Politicians and fans unanimously raised their voices to criticize Prince William. Various criticisms such as no-show, sexism, and own goal came out.

Britain’s ‘Daily Star’ reported, “Prince William is being criticized for an own goal ahead of the Women’s World Cup final. The royal family is accused of insulting the England women’s national team.”

English politicians say: “No show. I’m not supporting the Women’s World Cup final and it’s completely nonsensical that we’re not ready yet. We will not be holding any kind of celebration if that is the case.”

“This scene shows how the royal family thinks of the England women’s national team. It’s so different from how they treat the men’s national team. The women’s national team is ignored and treated with disrespect.”토토사이트

“We know that if this were the men’s national team final, Prince William would be there no matter how far the flight to Australia was. If the men’s national team made it to the final, there is no chance that Prince William would go missing.”

English soccer fans also rose up. 

Fans said, ‘It is incomprehensible that the president of the association does not go to the World Cup final. I would go if it was the men’s national team”, “I’m really disappointed in Prince William. The girls did their best to climb up there. I have to go there and apply,’ and “Is the men’s national team worth more? Prince William should have already boarded a plane,” he voiced anger.

The catcher and the runner on third base collided at the home of ‘Heartbreak’, Kim In-tae’s fighting spirit to break the losing streak

The catcher, who tried to tag immediately after catching the thrower and the runner who flew toward the home to score a first run, collapsed after colliding at home.

When the fallen runner In-tae Kim complained of pain and could not get up, head coaches of both teams ran out to check on the fallen player.

19 at Jamsil Stadium. In the match between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos, a thrilling scene was created in the third inning.

Doosan, which had to end a five-game losing streak, and NC, which had Ace Peddy as their starting pitchers. At the beginning of the game, Doosan Kim In-tae, who flew toward home to score the first point, collapsed after colliding with NC catcher Ahn Joong-yeol.

Doosan attacked in the 3rd inning, where the 0-0 tight match was continuing. I took the opportunity to raise the first point against NC starter Pedi. Leading batter Kim In-tae went on base with a walk after a 7-pitch game. Afterwards, Park Yoo-yeon succeeded in bunting from the first pitch as planned, leading to 1st out and 2nd base. Doosan got a chance to go 1st, 1st and 3rd with Park Joon-young’s infield hit. Subin Sue pulled NC starter Pedy’s 4th low changeup in a 1B 2S unfavorable ball count.

First baseman Hyung-jun Yoon, who was playing forward defense, caught the ball and immediately threw it home.

Third base runner Kim In-tae ran with all his might to score the first run. First baseman Yoon Hyung-joon’s throw was high, so catcher Ahn Joong-yeol, who jumped and caught it, continued the tag action as he landed.

Catcher Ahn Joong-yeol, who jumped and caught a high throw, and Kim In-tae, who slid towards home, ‘Two players doing their best’
At this time, Kim In-tae’s left foot, sliding toward the home, was caught by An Joong-yeol’s spike that landed. Kim In-tae collapsed on the spot complaining of pain. It was not intentional, but NC catcher Ahn Joong-yeol looked at the runner who collapsed after colliding with himself with a worried look. NC Jeon Jeon also ran to Doosan Chief Kim Han-soo and looked at Kim In-tae, who had collapsed. Fortunately, Kim In-tae got up with no major injuries, supported by a trainer.

Meanwhile, when umpire Jeong Jong-soo declared an out for the collision at home, manager Lee Seung-yeop requested a video review to see if the catcher blocked the home base. As a result of the reading, it was recognized as a movement that naturally continued in the defense process, and the centrifuge was maintained.메이저놀이터

Kim In-tae boldly threw himself at the moment when the first point was important in the beginning of the game to end his 5-game losing streak. Although he was out at home, the fans who visited the stadium applauded Kim In-tae, who played without sparing himself to break the losing streak.

Doosan succeeded in scoring the first run in the 5th inning, with Kim Jae-ho hitting 2 RBIs and 2 bases against NC starter Pedi in the 2nd, 3rd base. In the 7th inning, runner Kim In-tae took advantage of the opponent’s error when Jo Su-haeng hit infield with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, and Rojas, the 1st out, scored an extra point with a pushout walk.

Doosan, who won 4-1, ended a five-game losing streak.

Joongbu University beat Myongji University, 2023 Korean Air Cup National Collegiate Volleyball Jecheon Tournament 2 wins in a row

Jungbu University defeated Myongji University and won two consecutive victories at the 2023 Korean Air Cup National Collegiate Volleyball Jecheon Tournament.메이저사이트

On the 3rd day of the tournament held at the Jecheon Indoor Gymnasium in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 18th, the Jungbu team, the winner of the Goseong Tournament in July, faced Myongji University in the Group B match of Group A with a set score of 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25- 21, 25-19) and tied Hongik University for the lead with two consecutive victories.

Group A’s Gyeonggi University played Inha University in a full set match, and won 2 consecutive victories after struggling to beat Inha University 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-14, 15-9).

Shall we soar to the highest… Woo Sang-hyeok confident of gold

The highest jumper in the world. ‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (Yongin City Hall) dreams of this goal. Woo Sang-hyeok, who challenged the world wall with his unique confident attitude, aims for a gold medal at the 2023 World Championships in Athletics.

The 19th World Championships in Athletics will be held in Budapest, Hungary from the 19th to the 27th. Woo Sang-hyeok, who had the best track record (silver medal) in Korean track and field history at the World Championships held in Eugene last year, is challenging for a second consecutive world championship medal as well as a gold medal. Woo Sang-hyeok promised during the media open training ahead of the World Championships on the 2nd, “I am well prepared. I will definitely bring the gold medal I entrusted to me.”먹튀검증

Woo Sang-hyeok kept the world’s top class by consistently recording more than 2m30 in domestic and international competitions this year. The World Association of Athletics Federations analyzed the athletes who will participate in the men’s high jump at this event and expressed anticipation, saying, “Woo Sang-hyeok will take on a strong challenge.” Woo Sang-hyeok, who also adjusted his diet to create the best weight (65 kg) for his game, expressed his confidence by writing “ready” on his social network service (SNS) on the 16th.

He must, of course, go beyond the opponents he has to contend with. Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal record this season is 2m33, set at the National Track and Field Championships held in Jeongseon, Gangwon in June. In terms of records alone, he is ranked 6th in the world.

The strongest competitor is Mutaz Esa Barshim (Qatar), who is aiming for a fourth consecutive world title. Barshim jumped 2m37 last year, beating Woo Sang-hyeok (2m35) by 2cm, and achieved three consecutive victories following the 2017 and 2019 competitions. Barshim also set the record for the men’s high jump this year. Last month, he jumped 2m36 at the Silesian Diamond League in Poland, setting the men’s high jump record this year.

Jeonbon Harrison (USA), who made a rapid rise in the men’s high jump this year, is also a candidate to compete with Woo Sang-hyeok for the championship. Harrison reached the top in all five competitions he participated in this season, including winning the London Diamond League last month by recording 2m35. 2021 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Gianmarco Tamberry (Italy) will also go to the world championships in good condition, such as overcoming injury and recently recording 2m34.

Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal record is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoors. The average record for winning the three recent world championships is 2m36. Woo Sang-hyeok can look forward to the gold medal if he breaks his own record.

Woo Sang-hyeok said, “The world championship is a ranking fight. I competed for medals at the world championship last year and had a good experience while participating in many international competitions. I will jump without any burden.” Woo Sang-hyeok will hold the preliminary round at 5:35 pm on the 20th and the final at 2:55 am (Korean time above) on the 23rd.

Klinsmann snipes at coach: “Not an easy guy, poor execution…never won a game in Korea”

Jürgen Klinsmann’s controversy has come under scrutiny.

The U.S. edition of sports media ‘bolavip’ said on the 18th, “Klinsmann is not an easy person. He is a legendary striker, but his execution is not good.”

“Klinsmann won the 2013 Gold Cup as head coach of the U.S. national team, but he also reached the semifinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, losing to Argentina and Colombia,” it said, highlighting his past performance.

“Klinsmann’s South Korea has yet to win a game. They have been criticized for their lack of promise.”

He also mentioned that Klinsmann will soon hold a Zoom press conference with the South Korean media.

Klinsmann took over the reins of the South Korean national team in February, replacing Paulo Bento.

Klinsmann held a press conference in March to formalize his three-year, five-month journey to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.안전놀이터

Klinsmann’s appointment was met with some skepticism. His track record hasn’t been good. Most notably, he’s managed teams from home while living abroad.

Klinsmann was also criticized for his frequent traveling and working from home during his time with the German and US national teams.

Living locally was also an important part of the process of taking over as head coach of the South Korean national team.

“Of course I will live in Korea,” Klinsmann promised at the time.

However, Klinsmann’s promise has not been fulfilled.

Klinsmann has spent most of his time in the United States with his family, except for March and June, when he was in charge of the A matches. Since his appointment, he hasn’t won a game with two draws and two losses, which has led to more criticism.

His mind is elsewhere than the Korean national team. He has been criticized for his irresponsible behavior, focusing on interviews about the Tottenham Hotspur junior’s transfer to Bayern Munich and Lionel Messi’s arrival in the United States.

In response to the bad publicity, the Korean Football Association reportedly organized a zoomed-in press conference with Klinsmann and a select group of domestic media.

‘3 hits, 4 on-base, 2 RBIs, 4 runs’ Lotte Yoon Dong-hee proved the possibility of a ‘lead-off’ for the giant army

Outfielder Yoon Dong-hee (20), a sophomore in the professional baseball Lotte Giants, has opened up his potential as a new leadoff hitter for the giants. Based on his excellent batting ability, running base ability, and defensive ability, Yun Dong-hee is steadily strengthening his position as a central player in his team by playing his role in his team.

Lotte won 15-4 in the 13th game of the season against SSG Landers held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 17th. Lotte swept all 3 home matches against SSG and ran 4 consecutive wins with a sweep win. Lotte continued its upward trend by winning its first sweep win against SSG since the founding of SSG (March 2021). Lotte has never won a sweep win since SSG was founded. Lotte won an emotional sweep in 5 years and 2 months since June 2018, when it was SK Wyverns, the predecessor of SSG.

Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Dong-hee played a role as the team’s leadoff in the match against SSG Landers held on the 17th, recording 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 4 runs. Courtesy of Lotte Giants

Lotte rewrote the records for the most hits (20 hits) and the most points (15 points) in a team game this season in this game. Lotte had 5 multi-hit hitters including Jun-Woo Jeon (4 hits), Dong-Hee Yoon, Kang-Nam Yoo, Drum-Rum (3 hits), and Kwon-Soo Ahn (2 hits), and the batting line exploded and defeated SSG.

In the game that day, Yoon Dong-hee played a central role in the team’s victory with his constant performance. Yoon Dong-hee started as Lotte’s number one hitter and right fielder in the game that day and completed an amazing record of 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs, 4 runs and 1 walk. In particular, Yun Dong-hee filled all three of his hits with doubles, creating his first three doubles game in his professional debut.

Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Dong-hee played a role as the team’s leadoff in the match against SSG Landers held on the 17th, recording 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 4 runs. Courtesy of Lotte Giants

In the first at-bat in the first inning, Yoon Dong-hee calmly picked out the ball from SSG starter Oh Won-seok and walked on base. Yoon Dong-hee became the main character of the team’s first score by stepping on the home plate when Jeon Jun-woo hit the fourth batter. In the second at-bat in the second inning, Yoon Dong-hee threw a ground ball in front of the third baseman.

Yoon Dong-hee did not stop. Yoon Dong-hee knocked out a double in the 4th inning and created a scoring opportunity for Lotte at once. Yoon Dong-hee pushed Oh Won-seok’s ball lightly and made a batted ball that landed inside the foul line on the right. Yoon Dong-hee scored the fourth run for the team by hitting the home again with Yoo Kang-nam’s hit.먹튀검증

In the 6th inning, Yoon Dong-hee created a scoring opportunity for his team and even scored. Yoon Dong-hee stepped on second base again with a hit that went to the side of the right fielder. When Jeon Jun-woo hit, Yoon Dong-hee scored again. In the 7th inning, Yoon Dong-hee also stepped on first base due to a defense error by SSG infielder.

Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Dong-hee played a role as the team’s leadoff in the match against SSG Landers held on the 17th, recording 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 4 runs. Courtesy of Lotte Giants

Yoon Dong-hee became the protagonist of the RBI in the 8th inning. Yoon Dong-hee called team seniors Noh Jin-hyuk and Jung-hoon home with a double through left-center in the 8th inning.

Yoon Dong-hee has definitely established himself as Lotte’s central hitter this season. Lotte coach Larry Sutton highly praises Yoon Dong-hee’s batting ability and is appointing Yoon Dong-hee as a starting player.

Yoon Dong-hee recently improved his sense of hitting and raised his batting average for the season to 0.303 (83 hits in 274 at-bats) until the game on the 17th. If Yoon Dong-hee fills the required at-bats, it is expected that he will compete for first place in the individual team batting average with team seniors Ahn Chi-hong and Jeon Jun-woo, and junior Kim Min-seok.

‘Despite to restore honor’ Lim Do-heon, leaving for Iran, the final battleground for the 亞 championship

The men’s volleyball team led by coach Lim Do-heon seeks to restore honor at the Asian Championships.

The national team will depart for Urmia, Iran, the venue of the 2023 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship, via Incheon International Airport on the 16th. The competition will be held from the 19th to the 26th.

A total of 14 players were named to the roster. Hwang Seung-bin (KB Insurance) and Hwang Taek-eui (Army Sports Corps) will lead the setter team, while Park Gyeong-min (Hyundai Capital) and Lee Sang-wook (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) will be responsible for the libero position. The middle blockers were Kim Gyu-min (Korean Air), Lee Sang-hyeon (Woori Card), and Kim Min-jae (Korean Air).

A total of five players will be outside heaters: Na Gyeong-bok (Ministry of Defense), Jeong Ji-seok (Korean Air), Jeong Han-yong (Korean Air), Lim Seong-jin (Korea Electric Power Corporation), and Jeon Kwang-in (Hyundai Capital). Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) and Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air) are in charge of the Apposite Spiker.

In the group stage of this tournament, the second place in the group advances to the round of 12 playoffs. Korea, which belongs to Group F, will face Bangladesh (August 19) and Pakistan (August 21) in turn.

The national team was frustrated at the threshold of the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Cup final held last month. The dream of advancing to the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) for the first time in six years was shattered by a complete defeat by Bahrain, ranked 77th in the world, in the semifinals.스포츠토토

Recently, the national team boldly excluded top setter Han Seon-seon (Korean Air) and veteran middle blocker Shin Young-seok (KEPCO), and embarked on a generational change. However, through the AVC Challenger Cup, he realized his lack of experience.

Although Han and Shin Young-seok were not called this time, a large number of experienced players joined. Instead of young players such as Kim Myeong-gwan, Park Jun-hyeok, Oh Jae-seong, Jo Jae-young, and Hwang Gyeong-min, Hwang Seung-bin, Na Gyeong-bok, Lee Sang-wook, Kim Gyu-min, and Jeon Kwang-in will join hands and feet.

The national team gathered at the Jincheon National Training Center in North Chungcheong Province from the middle of last month and began training in earnest for about four weeks. After all the preparations, we head to Urmia, Iran, the final battleground of the day.