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Challenge to world semifinals in ‘2nd round 3rd season’, ‘Dream comes true’

“I will become a warrior who pours everything on the field”

The 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national team, Lee Kang-cheol-ho, will finally take the long road to Japan, the land of fierce battles, on the 4th with the dream of becoming a ‘world semifinal’.

The Korean national team is challenging the world semifinals of the ‘2nd Match 3rd Period’.

South Korea, which unfortunately ended up in the semifinals at the 2006 WBC inaugural tournament and the runner-up in the final against Japan in 2017 after an extended match, was humiliated by being eliminated in the first round of the final round in 2013 and 2017.

In 2013, after losing 0-5 to the Netherlands in the first game, they defeated Australia and Taiwan 2-1, but did not advance to the second round, and in 2017, they lost 1-2 to Israel and 0-5 to the Netherlands. While doing so, I packed up early.

Therefore, in this WBC, it is a challenge to the world semifinals in 14 years.

Korea saw this WBC as a turning point that could awaken the fun of baseball to the MZ generation, who were getting farther away, and poured their heart and soul into full preparation. 스포츠토토

On November 18 last year, the Korean national team selected 50 players for the first round of interest, and after confirming 30 entries on January 4, the Korean national team sweated while working together in a joint training session in Tucson, Arizona, USA on February 15.

Despite not being able to play all of the scheduled practice games due to the ever-changing Arizona weather and experiencing difficulties due to overlapping aircraft defects on the way home, it is encouraging in that all preparations have been completed without a single injury.

Among the 30 entries, Ji-hoon Choi (Pittsburgh Pirates), a major leaguer, could not join due to opposition from the club, and was replaced by Ji-Hoon Choi (SSG Landers).

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