According to the Korea University Football Federation on the 21st, the 22nd Denso Cup Korea-Japan regular match will feature a coaching staff led by Jeju International University coach Seo Hyuk-soo and a Korean starting team consisting of 22 players.
Except for Choi Kang-min (MF) of Daegu Arts University, Bae Jin-woo (DF) of Jeju International University, Son Young-yoon (FW) of Kwangwoon University and Park Chu-young (FW) of Kyung Hee University, who participated in the 21st Denso Cup held in Japan in March, the team is all composed of new faces. Another characteristic is the increase in the proportion of first and second graders.
The Denso Cup is a regional competition sponsored by Denso, a global auto parts company, for more than 30 years since 1992 to improve Japanese university soccer skills. Since 1997, it has contributed to the development of university soccer in both countries by expanding into a regular match in which Korean and Japanese university players compete.
Former and current national team members Kim Nam-il, Jungwoo Kim, Cho Yoo-min, and Kim Min-jae are from the Denso Cup, and most of the J-League players in Japan have participated in the Denso Cup, contributing steadily to the development of the soccer community between the two countries.
Byun Seok-hwa, chairman of the Korea University Football Federation, thanked Denso, its sponsor, and said, “The Federation will continue to make efforts and support for the Denso Cup.”
The match will be broadcast live on SBS Sports, and about 150 executives and family members of Denso Korea will be present at the site.