In sports, the existence of overseas players is important enough to determine victory or defeat.
At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Japan was able to advance to the round of 16 by beating Germany and Spain at the top of the group thanks to overseas players.
According to Soccerway, a soccer record site, there are 85 Japanese players who have advanced to the European first division, far exceeding Korea (15). 바카라
In the case of the proportion of European players in the national team, Japan has exceeded 70%, while Korea has less than 30%.
Korea defeated Portugal and advanced to the round of 16, but lost to Brazil.
The baseball ‘World Cup’ WBC, which will be held in March, also seems to hold the key to the game with foreign players. Due to the nature of the sport, baseball may be more important than soccer.
In the case of Korea, three major league players were included. They are Choi Ji-man, Kim Ha-seong, and Tommy Edman. Choi Ji-man is flexible as he can only join after receiving approval from his team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Five major leaguers are expected to join the Japanese national team. They are Shohei Ohtani, Yu Darvish, Seiya Suzuki, Lars Nutba, and Masataka Yoshida.
Korea has 3 (possibly 2), while Japan has 5.
In terms of individual major league performance, Japanese major leaguers overwhelm Korean players.
However, the Korean national team has players with major league experience. Kim Gwang-hyeon, Yang Hyeon-jong, Park Byeong-ho, and Kim Hyeon-soo played in the major leagues, although not for long. Their experiences cannot be ignored.
In terms of superiority and inferiority by position, Japan seems to be dominant in the outfield and Korea in the infield.
Japan is home to Suzuki, Yoshida, and Nutba. Korea currently has no major leaguers. There is only Kim Hyun-soo, who has major league experience.
As for the infield, Japan currently has no major leaguers. In Korea, there are Choi Ji-man, Kim Ha-seong, and Edmon. Korea prevails.
However, in terms of pitching staff, Japan has Ohtani and Darvish, who are superstars in the major leagues as well. Korea is ‘zero’. Kim Gwang-hyeon and Yang Hyeon-jong are experienced.