EGY vs KOR Dream 11 : Korea find themselves paired up against a tricky and resurgent Egypt side who’ll leave no stone unturned in France today night
Korea Vs Egypt Quarter-Final FIH Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
While the previous FIH Series Final held in India stayed true to its identity, seeing the strongest side in hosts India emerge as undoubtedly winners, the French leg of the tournament has been one filled with surprises. From Chile progressing from Pool B ahead of Ukraine to Egypt finding themselves in the cross-over match, we’ve had our fair share of unexpected results swing our way.
While Egypt making it this far isn’t the biggest of surprises given the lopsided nature of Singapore in the pool, it’s their win over Ireland which made the world stand up and take notice. With a world ranking of 11, Ireland came into the tournament not only the highest ranked of the eight participating countries but also heavily touted to win the title.
The 2-1 win over Ireland by Egypt not only stalled Ireland’s progress towards making it three wins out of three but was a testament to the colossal strides the country have made in recent times. They’ve been on the up rise for quite some time now, imbedding in their side a framework of a solid backline along with a well functioning strike force to see them make it this far with the two wins from three matches.
In Korea, the side have an opponent who haven’t lost a single match till now in the tournament, drawing the one with table toppers France while their other two matches. It’s going to be a stern and stringent test for Egypt, one they’ll know they can’t afford to slip up in at the slightest.
If we were asked to have our take on who was winning this a week back, the result would have been Korea unanimously. However with the way Egypt have impressed us so far, putting in brilliant performances on a continuous basis, this is not as straightforward any longer.
It’s bound to be an extremely tight and feisty match, one where both the defences are going to be extremely hard to unlock. What should tip the balance in Korea’s favour is their better attacking unit, one which should get the much needed goals to give them the advantage in this one.
Goal-Keeper for EGY vs KOR Dream 11
There were some deliberations which occurred on who to pick as our goal-keeper and at the end of the day we decided to pick out Korea’s Kim. Hayed has had problems getting himself on the end of saves and we do see Kim keeping things relatively tight here.
Defenders for EGY vs KOR Dream 11
Six matches in between them and with a total of just 8 goals conceded, the four each by either side, we are bound to indulge ourselves in a plethora of defensive selections from either side. We’ll begin with our duo from Korea first with their top scorer Jang coming into our side.
Responsible for three of the six successful penalty spot conversions for his side, the defender has been a humongous player for his side. It’s his incessant affinity to effortlessly execute his side’s gameplans when it comes to the all important penalty corner that sees him become our opening pick with Lee being chosen as his partner.
And from Egypt, we have their top scorer in Ibrahim coming into our side. Similar to Jang, he’s a pivotal role of his side’s penalty corner routines, something both the sides will heavily bank on to come good for them as they strive to get a win out of this crucial match. Edris is the second choice from their side.
Midfielders for EGY vs KOR Dream 11
The bare minimum of three defenders come into our unit over here with the duo of Atef and Said from Egypt representing us. We are more inclined towards the striking options from Korea and have based on that decided to pick out just Kim from the country to be a part of our side here.
Forwards for EGY vs KOR Dream 11
With 12 goals in the three matches, an average of four per match, Korea have been amongst one of the finest attacking units in the league. One of the highest penalty corner scorers at 6 along with the 6 field goals as well, they love intertwining the midfield and attack seamlessly to scour past defensive units.
Lee and Kim should liaison with one another successfully once again and both are making a way into our Dream 11 outfit while the sole pick from Egypt is in the form of Gamal.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone ahead with both the selections from Korea given that we see them coming out of this with a win. Jang is the choice for the captaincy role while the vice-captain’s job goes to Kim in strike.
FIH Series Final
Match: Korea Vs Egypt, Quarter-Final 2
Date And Time: 20th June, Thursday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Stade Eric Choteau, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage