The Korean national team advances to the round of 16 by finishing second in the U-20 World Cup group, Eun-joong Kim and Hyun-ho Moon,
who were confirmed early for the round of 16 …
group stage of 5 consecutive FIFA tournaments by drawing against Gambia
. On June 2, clashed with ‘strong’ Ecuador. 메이저사이트
Won the semi-finals of the last Polish tournament
. Thorough preparation”
The younger brothers continued the momentum of the older brothers who advanced to the round of 16 in 12 years at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The U-20 national team, which participated in the FIFA Under-20 (U-20) World Cup held in Argentina, crossed the threshold of the group stage with an ‘undefeated’. The national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, confirmed their advance to the final tournament early on, and made it to the round of 16 in a good mood by arranging their stamina in the final match of the group stage. The national team will now take on a challenge to recreate the excitement of the last tournament, where they won runner-up over Ecuador in the round of 16.
Kim Eun-joong scored a 0-0 draw with Gambia at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on the 29th in the third group F match of the U-20 World Cup group stage. South Korea, which defeated French giants 2-1 in the group stage and drew with Honduras 2-2, was guaranteed to advance to the round of 16 regardless of the match against Gambia.
“Go for it!” The players of the Korean U-20 soccer team are taking a commemorative photo after confirming their advance to the round of 16 by finishing second in the group after a 0-0 draw against Gambia in the U-20 World Cup Group F Group 3 match held at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on the 29th. . Provided by the Korea Football Association
Accordingly, coach Kim prepared a tactic considering the physical distribution for the match against Gambia. Among the players who participated in the second match against Honduras on the 26th, 7 players were replaced and excluding Lee Young-joon (Gimcheon Sangmu), Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC), Kang Seong-jin (FC Seoul), and Kim Ji-su (Seongnam FC).
Gambia pounded the national team’s goal vigorously throughout the game. However, he was unable to surpass Moon Hyeon-ho (Chungnam Asan FC), the backup goalkeeper. Gambia sent 5 of 16 shots inside the goal, but all were blocked by Moon Hyeon-ho. In the 21st minute of the second half, there was a dizzying moment when Moon Hyun-ho’s shot hit the right post and landed in front of the goal, but the national team finished the game without conceding a goal.
Gambia took 1st place in Group F with 2 wins and 1 draw (7 points), and the national team advanced to the final round as 2nd place in Group F with 1 win and 2 draws (5 points). As a result, the national team will advance to △2019 Poland U-20 World Cup (runner-up) △Brazil U-17 World Cup (quarterfinals) △2021 Tokyo Olympics (quarterfinals hosted by the International Olympic Committee, supervised by FIFA) △2022 Qatar World Cup (final 16) Then, in competitions organized by FIFA, they vomited their spirit beyond the group stage five times in a row. Both Iraq and Japan, Asian countries that participated with their national teams, failed to advance to the round of 16.
Coach Kim said, “For physical arrangement, we made a lineup with players who have not played much in the past,” and “the players who entered the second half were replaced in order to maintain a sense of the game in preparation for the next game.”
The national team will face Ecuador, a strong player in South America, in the round of 16 to be held at the Santiago del Estero Stadium on the 2nd of next month. Ecuador is evaluated as the easiest opponent among the teams in the round of 16. Group 1 placed Gambia will meet Uruguay, which shares a border with Argentina. The national team has fond memories of Ecuador. This is because the U-20 national team, led by coach Jeong Jeong-yong, won 1-0 against Ecuador in the semi-finals of the last tournament in Poland. At that time, in the 39th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who started as a free-kick kicker, stabbed Choi Jun (Busan IPark) with an exquisite penetrating pass and scored the final goal, and the national team secured a ticket to the final.
Coach Kim said, “The teams that have entered the tournament are strong teams with their own colors,” and said, “I will thoroughly prepare.”