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June 2016 Friendlies

Postby SteveW » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:45 pm

Seeing things on Twitter about Korea organising friendlies with Scotland and Netherlands in June. Anyone heard anything more on these?

Presuming they'd be in Korea.
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Re: June Friendlies

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:19 am

If Scotland are arranging a friendly in June then it would probably be with a view to tuning up for the World Cup qualifier away to Malta in September. I would have imagined an away friendly against a team like Cyprus or Greece would be more likely/useful than a trip to Korea. Certainly nothing to be gained by playing Korea at Hampden or somewhere like Craven Cottage (although that said, the recent Qatar friendly at Easter Road was entirely for £££...)

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Re: June Friendlies

Postby SteveW » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:23 am

If we need to tune up for Malta we're in pretty bad shape.
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Re: June Friendlies

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:56 am

We are in pretty bad shape... the Malta game is another potential Tiblisi, they lost 1-0 home and away to Italy, drew away in Bulgaria and beat Lithuania during the last qualifying campaign so they're no mugs.

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Re: June Friendlies

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:46 am

Latest rumour I heard is of a potential friendly for Korea against England in Faro (Portugal) on Saturday May 28th. That came from an England-supporting mate so not made up Korean internet pish but remains to be seen whether or not it happens.

England I believe fell foul of UEFA rules that state they can only play one Euro 2016 qualified nation in the month before the tournament starts as they were planning to play Portugal and someone else (Czechs?). If Korea are flying out to the Algarve for a training camp then they could prove quite an attractive proposition to other Euro 2016 teams given that rule, which then might rule out the proposed games against Holland and Scotland. Holland already have games against Ireland (May 27) and Poland (June 1) so if Korea were playing them it would have to be at least June 3/4 or possibly 6/7. They could of course play in Portugal on May 28th and June 3rd and then have a game in Amsterdam or Glasgow on June 7th. That'd have to be that then as presumably they can't play any friendlies in Europe when the championships are underway?

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:33 am

Korea seem to be running out of countries they could potentially play.. Scotland have just arranged a friendly against France in France, those two were rumoured to be potentially under consideration for away friendlies, the French seem to have a pretty full schedule but Scotland have one or two dates still to fill with Northern Ireland supposedly being lined up so if Korea want to play them then they'll have to get their finger out. They were after a game against Denmark too but they've decided to go to Japan to play in the Kirin Cup.

How long before they give up and invite Uruguay and Kuwait over for a couple of friendlies?

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:50 am

The KFA have seemingly said that they are in negotiations with a number of Euro 2016 participating nations and their aim is for the two matches to be against qualified teams that are in the top 20 of the FIFA rankings. That rules out both Holland and Scotland, who seem to have made their own arrangements anyway (Scotland playing Italy as well as France now) and one rumour doing the rounds is that Korea will be taking on Spain. Wish they'd bloody well hurry up and sort something out, if it's a decent enough trip then I'd look to go.

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:49 am

Spain and the Czech Republic are the two most likely June opposition according to the KFA, details to be confirmed in March but they're not going to be proper away friendlies and will most probably be played in a neutral country such as Austria.

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby SteveW » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:45 am

This shit is worse than the Daegu catchphrase, can they not just announce them?
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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby MipoFanatic » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:37 am

Holyjoe wrote:Spain and the Czech Republic are the two most likely June opposition according to the KFA, details to be confirmed in March but they're not going to be proper away friendlies and will most probably be played in a neutral country such as Austria.


Spain-Korea friendly held in Austria during June has been confirmed by the Spanish FA, according to Twitterville.

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby Alex43 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:33 am

MipoFanatic wrote:
Holyjoe wrote:Spain and the Czech Republic are the two most likely June opposition according to the KFA, details to be confirmed in March but they're not going to be proper away friendlies and will most probably be played in a neutral country such as Austria.


Spain-Korea friendly held in Austria during June has been confirmed by the Spanish FA, according to Twitterville.


if it is just a friendly, some please explain the advantage of a neutral ground.
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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby eujin » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:11 pm

Alex43 wrote:if it is just a friendly, some please explain the advantage of a neutral ground.

Lots of teams hold their summer training camps in places like Austria and Switzerland, so holding their friendlies nearby means that at least one team has less far to travel. That's also how you get Jeonbuk playing Borussia Dortmund in Dubai during the winter break. It's a bit like spring training in Florida, except the main idea with Austria is to go somewhere not too hot, rather than to get away from the cold.

These kinds of facilities have become big business in the past few years.
https://www.jufa.eu/en/sports/football/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manchester-citys-5-star-austrian-training-1138101

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby Alex43 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:48 pm

eujin wrote:
Alex43 wrote:if it is just a friendly, some please explain the advantage of a neutral ground.

Lots of teams hold their summer training camps in places like Austria and Switzerland, so holding their friendlies nearby means that at least one team has less far to travel. That's also how you get Jeonbuk playing Borussia Dortmund in Dubai during the winter break. It's a bit like spring training in Florida, except the main idea with Austria is to go somewhere not too hot, rather than to get away from the cold.

These kinds of facilities have become big business in the past few years.
https://www.jufa.eu/en/sports/football/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manchester-citys-5-star-austrian-training-1138101


true, that all makes sense but these are also intended to make profit yeah? having a team on a home ground would do better than south korea visiting a 3rd country no?
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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby eujin » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:06 pm

Alex43 wrote:that all makes sense but these are also intended to make profit yeah? having a team on a home ground would do better than south korea visiting a 3rd country no?

Only some friendlies are intended to make a profit. Others really are designed to tune the team up before a big tournament where the money made vastly outweighs any money made from friendlies. Spain aren't playing Korea to guarantee a big gate taking. They'll have some agreement about the TV revenues and sponsors will talk to sponsors but Spain have bigger things on their minds.

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Re: June 2016 Friendlies

Postby Alex43 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:03 pm

eujin wrote:Only some friendlies are intended to make a profit. Others really are designed to tune the team up before a big tournament where the money made vastly outweighs any money made from friendlies. Spain aren't playing Korea to guarantee a big gate taking. They'll have some agreement about the TV revenues and sponsors will talk to sponsors but Spain have bigger things on their minds.


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