WBC Korea-Japan match? Australia comes first… first game trauma

Baseball team coach Lee Kang-cheol, preparing for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), bet everything against Australia.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol and his national team coaches departed for Australia on the 5th via Incheon International Airport. 토토사이트

Prior to departure, coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “We must win against Australia. Australia is also expected to pour everything into the game against Korea. I will analyze each player well and prepare.” Coach Lee plans to watch the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) game until the 9th and analyze his power.

The baseball team faces Australia-Japan-Czech Republic-China in Group B of the first round of the WBC. In terms of objective power, it is far ahead of the Czech Republic and China, and compared to Japan, where big leaguers such as Shohei Ohtani and Yu Darvish and top players in Japanese professional baseball have joined, it is somehow behind. In the end, it is most likely that Korea and Australia will fight for the second place in the group, where tickets to the quarterfinals are given.

Unlike Korean baseball, which won the semifinals of the first competition and the runner-up in the second competition, Australia has not even passed the first round in the previous WBC. Korea is not a team that cannot be surpassed, but it cannot be ignored as it is a team that is steadily stepping on the WBC stage. This time, former big leaguers such as pitcher Liam Hendricks (Chicago White Sox), who was selected as an MLB All-Star three times, will join the team.

Above all, Korean baseball has the trauma of the first game in the WBC. In the past two WBCs, I was eliminated in the first round, but the first match loss was the decisive blow. In the 2013 WBC, he lost to the Netherlands and was eliminated even after winning Australia-Taiwan.