‘Military service benefit’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) has a possibility of failing to call for an A-match in June due to the basic military training schedule. Jürgen Klinsmann (59), the Korean national team coach who is aware of this situation, should first consider the ‘replacement’.

On the 28th, Kim Min-jae’s side said, “Kim Min-jae plans to enter the training center for basic military training in mid-June.” His arrival date was reportedly just before Klinsman Hogg’s first A match in June. 

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Klinsman, will play two A-matches against Peru on the 16th and El Salvador on the 20th. Match venue and kickoff time are undecided. 

Since both matches are held during the A-match period designated by the International Football Federation (FIFA), all foreign players are subject to convocation. However, there is a possibility that Kim Min-jae’s joining will fail. This is because it coincidentally coincided with his basic military training schedule.

Kim Min-jae, a gold medalist at the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games, received special military service benefits and was transferred to an arts and sports personnel.

Athletes who have obtained arts and sports personnel qualifications must undergo basic military training for three weeks within one year after registration. During the next 34 months, they must complete 544 hours of volunteer work while focusing on the sport.

After winning the Asian Games gold medal, Kim Min-jae was scheduled to complete basic military training in 2019, but the plan was modified to participate in the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup), which was the beginning of the appointment of former coach Paulo Bento. 

In the summer of 2022, he could not enter the training center due to injury surgery. Kim Min-jae, who had undergone surgery at the time, completed registration as an arts and sports agent in June of that year. He had to complete three weeks of military training within a year. 

Kim Min-jae’s side said, “The enlistment date has not been confirmed. He immediately inquired at the Military Manpower Administration. He hasn’t gotten an answer yet. are being tuned However, it is true that he has to complete training within one year after registration,” he explained. 

The Korea Football Association said, “Director Klinsman is also aware of Kim Min-jae’s situation. We are waiting for an answer from the Military Manpower Administration.”

From Kim Min-jae’s point of view, it is better to digest basic military training as soon as possible after finishing this season. Showcasing world-class defense and receiving love calls from big clubs, the right time for his transfer is the upcoming summer. He has to go through basic military training for three weeks so that the transfer can be done easily. This is why the possibility of his June call-up is slim.

Coach Klinsman, who grasped the situation of Kim Min-jae, was forced to think of his backup player.

Kwon Kyung-won (31, Gamba Osaka) well filled the gap left by Kim Min-jae’s injury in the final match against Portugal in the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which ended in December last year (Korea won 2-1, advanced to the round of 16). He was even evaluated as the ‘hidden MVP’ before Portugal. 카지노

However, this season, Kwon Kyung-Won is getting a chance to participate in the team that he is in the middle of the day.

“Daejeon captain” Cho Yoo-min (27), who helped promote Daejeon Hana Citizen from K-League 2 last season to the first division, also made it to the round of 16 as a central defense in the last minute of the match against Portugal. Here is Park Ji-soo (29, Portimonense), who fell from the horse just before the World Cup.

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