In Good Omen, Korean Footballers to Wear Red at World Cup

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    October 20, 2022 11:05

    Korean footballers will wear their signature red jerseys in the group-stage matches of the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar next month, the Korea Football Association said Wednesday.
    Korea will kick off the quadrennial event with a match against Uruguay on Nov. 24 and then face Ghana on Nov. 28 and Portugal on Dec. 2, with all players wearing home kits, making it the first time they have done so in 36 years, since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
    Since the 1990 World Cup in Italy, the Korean players have had to play at least one match wearing away kits in the initial stage of the tournament preceding the round of 16, depending on the opposing team's jersey color.
    Korea has a better record in red, with four wins, four draws and 10 losses in all 34 World Cup matches.
    Uruguayan players will wear their primary sky-blue uniforms, while footballers from Ghana and Portugal will sport white ones.
    Meanwhile, head coach Paulo Bento is set to announce Korea's 16-man World Cup roster on Nov. 12, just two days before departing for Doha.
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