South Korea to Kick Off 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification Campaign against Singapore in Seoul

SEOUL: South Korea will commence its 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign by hosting Singapore on November 16 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, according to the Korea Football Association.

Yonhap News Agency reports that the kickoff for the Group C match in the second round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers is set for 8 p.m. Singapore secured its spot in Group C after beating Guam in the first round, joining South Korea, China, and Thailand.

Among the teams in Group C, South Korea holds the highest rank at No. 26, while Singapore is ranked at No. 157. In their 27 previous encounters, South Korea has won 22 times, drawn three times, and lost twice against Singapore, with the last loss occurring in 1968.

After the match against Singapore, South Korea will face China on November 21. The team is slated for home-and-away matches with Thailand in March 2024, followed by another match with Singapore and a home match against China three months later.

South Korea has participated in every World Cup since 1986, and the 2026 World Cup will feature 48 nations, an increase from the current 32.

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