KOREA CAN CAPITALIZE IN OLYMPICS

The North Korean team at the Olympics are happy at their matchup and will be hoping to capitalize on it when they take on their opponents at the games. The squad is set to open the men’s football tournament when they face Fiji.

Their first game is set to kick off in Salvador on Thursday, a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympics.


The North Korean team at the Olympics are happy at their matchup and will be hoping to capitalize on it when they take on their opponents at the games. The squad is set to open the men’s football tournament when they face Fiji.

Their first game is set to kick off in Salvador on Thursday, a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympics.

Korea will be making their second straight Olympic appearance in Rio. They won through to the knockout stages in London and will be hoping to go one step further at the tournament. They will take great pleasure from the fact that their rivals South Korea will be sat at home playing games online (or spielautomaten kostenlos neuesten spiele as they say in Germany) rather than playing in the Olympics, having failed to qualify.

They played a number of warm up matches ahead of the tournament with the 3-2 victory over Sweden in their final game last weekend boosting their confidence ahead of the tournament. One of the best players Son Heung-min (who now plays for Tottenham Hotspur) missed the game against Sweden due to club commitments, but has joined the squad in Brazil set to feature at the games, if the best XI that Automatenherz published is to be believed.

Korea will play against Germany, Mexico and Fiji. Fiji is believed to be the weakest in the group and they are making their Olympic debut. Korea will be hoping to continue their fine form that saw them finish in second place at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualifying tournament held this year.

On the other hand, Fiji won the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) qualifying competition as they escaped facing New Zealand as they were disqualified for using an ineligible player in the semi finals.

Korea will be hoping to get their confidence on a high when they make it past Fiji but the deal breaker would be getting past either of Mexico or Germany to get a chance to feature in the quarterfinals. The coach said he has identified lapses in the team such as pass coverage and cohesion and that they would work at it ahead of their games.