Seoul Eland FC announced on August 29 that the club’s U-12 players and the U-12 players of the Kashima Antlers of the Japanese J-League played a Korea-Japan exchange match.
The exchange match was organized to improve the skills and competitiveness of the U-12 players and provide them with a valuable opportunity to gain international experience through matches against overseas teams.
In January, the team visited the Kashima Antlers to discuss the exchange game, which resulted in a meaningful match in Korea, and in October, Eland U-12 players promised to compete in the Kashima Nike Cup.
After sharing the joy of victory at Cheongpyeong Living Sports Park with one win and one loss each, the U-12 players from both teams developed a strong friendship beyond soccer. On the 30th, they watched Eland’s home game (vs. Jeonnam) together, cheered enthusiastically with the escort kids and acted as victory fairies, and on the 31st, they visited Sungnyemun and Namdaemun Market together and shared delicious food.먹튀검증
Park Hoon, the head coach of the Eland Youth Team, said, “Although it was a short time, we got to know each other very quickly, and seeing the kids regretting their separation, I think it was really good to organize this exchange game. We are grateful to the Kashima Antlers for the opportunity to interact not only soccer but also emotionally. “We have a lot to learn from the Kashima Antlers in terms of soccer skills, and I hope that we can grow together through regular meetings in the future.”