There is one Korean name on the Singapore national soccer team’s roster as the Klinsmanns face their first opponent in their quest to qualify for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup.
That’s South Korean forward Song Eui-young (30-Surabaya), who naturalized as a Singaporean in 2021.
Song is a native of Incheon, South Korea, where he attended elementary, middle and high school before becoming an elite player.
He attended soccer’s prestigious Yeouido High School under Jung Wangjoong, and upon graduating from high school in 2012, he joined Singapore’s prestigious Home United, coached by Lee Im-Seong at the time.
In his debut year, Song proved himself in the Singapore second division, scoring 11 goals in 12 games, and was promoted to the first team the following year.
Initially playing as a midfielder, he gradually moved into more offensive duties.
In 2018, he scored 20 goals in all competitions, including 10 in the league, and became one of Singapore’s ‘superstars’.
It was at this point that the naturalization process began, 안전카지노사이트 and Song became a Singaporean citizen in 2021.
She made her A-match debut on November 11 that year in an exhibition match against Kyrgyzstan.
So far, Song has four goals and three assists in 20 A-match appearances.
On Sept. 16 at 8 p.m., Seoul World Cup Stadium will host Jürgen Klinsmann’s Korea and Singapore in the first match of Group C of the North and Central American World Cup Asia Second Qualifying Round.
When Song takes the field, he will be facing the South Korean national team for the first time in his career.
After spending a combined 11 years with Home United and the club’s reconstituted team, Ryan City, Song moved to Nong Bua Phitschaya in the Thai top flight earlier this year, and again to Persebaya Surabaya in the Indonesian top flight last summer.
At Lion City, he helped the team win its first regular season title in 18 years in 2021.
He also impressed Korean soccer fans in the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) group stage by scoring two consecutive goals against Daegu FC.
“When I went to Singapore, I never imagined that I would be playing at the Sangam (Seoul World Cup Stadium) against South Korea,” Song said at a press conference on Nov. 15, a day before the match, adding, “I am grateful to be able to play in front of Koreans.” 카지노사이트