Even on New Year’s Day, the nation’s biggest holiday, sports stars continue to be active. In Korea, professional basketball and professional volleyball games, which are representative winter sports, are waiting for fans to meet, and overseas, European football such as the English Premier League (EPL) is held. Golf events such as the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour are also held at the same time.
In particular, soccer fans fell into happy thoughts over the two matches. The German Bundesliga, which was suspended in the aftermath of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, will resume the league on the 21st, and the teams belonging to Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05) and Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) will play side by side at 11:30 pm (Korean time) on the 21st.
Mainz, the main player in the Qatar World Cup advance to the round of 16, will face Stuttgart. It is a game that Mainz, who is currently recording three consecutive losses in the league, desperately needs a win. Stuttgart is a weak team that is only 16th in the league, so the chances of winning are high. Lee Jae-seong, who led the Korean soccer team to the round of 16, took on the heavy responsibility of breaking the team’s losing streak.
Freiburg, who is running second in the league, meets Wolfsburg. Freiburg won 4-1 against fifth-placed Union Berlin before the league break, a game that needs three points to continue the momentum. It is a game to gauge the second half performance of Jung Woo-young, who has been constantly appearing, such as being substituted for the Qatar World Cup and roaming the stadium.
‘Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae’s team, Italian Serie A Napoli, will play against Salernitana at 2:00 am on the 22nd, the day of the Lunar New Year’s Day. After the league resumed, Napoli suffered a loss to Inter Milan and their winning streak ended, but they recently succeeded in reversing the mood by winning 5-1 against Juventus, a prestigious Serie A team. An easy victory is expected as the defense team led by Kim Min-jae, the midfielder, and the attacking team are showing excellent performance.
EPL duo Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) decorate the end of the Lunar New Year. First of all, Hwang Hee-chan, who has recently emerged as a key member of the team, will challenge Manchester City (Man City) at 11:00 pm on the 22nd. On the 24th, the last day of the Lunar New Year’s Day, the Korean national team ‘ace’ Son Heung-min is expected to appear in a match against Fulham.
Even though there are no ‘overseas’ players, there will be a ‘big match’ that will thrill the hearts of soccer fans around the world. Arsenal and Manchester United clash in the EPL. It is considered a game that will determine the direction of the competition at the top of the league. Although they have been sluggish recently, Liverpool and Chelsea, which are considered strong in tradition, will also face an unavoidable confrontation.
In Korea, professional basketball and professional volleyball continue to compete fiercely for rankings. In professional basketball, matches are played between high-ranking teams and mid-ranking teams during the holidays. Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation faces Goyang Carrot, and Changwon LG faces Jeonju KCC. The match that draws attention is the meeting between SK Knights and Suwon KT. Fierce competition is expected as it is the ‘Telecom Derby’.
In professional volleyball, Heungkuk Life Insurance and Korea Expressway Corporation, led by Kim Yeon-kyung, meet. The difference in points is quite large, but it is a match between two teams that are in good spirits, so it draws special attention. In the men’s division, OK Financial Group and Woori Card, which are fighting for third place, will face off.
It seems that golf fans will also be deeply troubled about which game to watch. The PGA Tour The American Express and the LPGA Tour Hilton Vacations of the Tournament will be held. The LPGA Tour match is the opening match of the 2023 season tour.슬롯사이트
Ssireum competitions, which are indispensable during the holiday, are also held. Withers Pharmaceuticals 2023 New Year’s Day Business Ssireum Competition will be held at Yeongam Indoor Gymnasium in Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do until the 24th. Taebaek class on the 21st, Geumgang class on the 22nd, Halla class on the 23rd, and Baekdu class on the 24th. In this tournament, the MG Saemaul Geumgo Ssireum Team, the first ‘sandboard corporate team’ in 7 years, will make its debut, and it is of interest to see how it will perform.
In addition, the ‘Australian Open’, one of the four major tennis tournaments, will also be held. The Australian Open will be held until the 29th, and during the Lunar New Year period, it will digest some of the quarterfinals. Then there will be semi-finals and finals. As all the world’s best players will participate, tennis fans are expected to pay attention.