Klinsmann’s maiden voyage to the 2026 North and Central American World Cup begins with Singapore.

The South Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will begin the second round of Asian qualifying for the North American World Cup in November. Their first opponent will be the lowly Singapore, ranked 157th in the FIFA rankings.

Singapore won their last two Asian qualifiers against Guam, 2-1 and 1-0, to claim the last spot in Group C, which also includes South Korea, China and Thailand.

South Korea will face Singapore for the first time on Nov. 16 at the Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul. The Koreans hold a commanding 22-win, three-draw and two-loss head-to-head record. They are currently on a nine-game winning streak.
The last time the teams met was in September 1990, when Korea won 7-0 in the main round of the Beijing Asian Games. Seo Jeong-won, Chung Jung-woon and Kim Joo-sung scored two goals each for South Korea, while Hong Myung-bo added one. 안전놀이터

In the second round of Asian qualifying, the first and second place finishers in each group will earn a ticket to the final round. South Korea is the favorite to top Group C, with China and Thailand battling for the second spot.

Klinsmann’s men are currently on a three-game winning streak, having defeated Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Vietnam. After a five-match winless streak under Klinsmann, the team has been on a roll lately.

With the team in good form, they are expected to breeze through the Asian qualifiers. With the 2023 Asian Cup in Qatar next January, they will need to be at the top of their game.