valley generation? Challenged the semifinals in two consecutive tournaments with the original Korean team

There was no outstanding star player, so the uncomfortable expression of the valley generation followed, but coach Kim Eun-joong emphasized the original team and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Under 20 (U-20) World Cup. Four years ago, Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) advanced to the quarterfinals in two consecutive tournaments following the Polish tournament. Now, I challenge to advance to the semifinals of two consecutive competitions.

The U-20 soccer team led by coach Kim Eun-joong will meet Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on the 5th (Korean time).먹튀검증

The U-20 national team has a record of 2 wins and 2 losses. In the U-20 World Cup, they met twice and recorded 1 win and 1 loss. In the 2005 World Youth Championship (now the U-20 World Cup), Park Joo-young and Baek Ji-hoon scored consecutive goals to win 2-1, and in 2013, they lost 0-1.

Korean football prospects stepped on the high of the quarterfinals as an original team.

Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC), Lee Yeong-jun (Gimcheon Sangmu), and Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense) led the attack, and No. 10 ace Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen), who hesitated in the group stage due to thigh pain, also scored 1 goal in the round of 16 against Ecuador. survived with help

Excluding the final group stage match against Gambia, which started the rotation, he scored 7 goals in 3 matches. It was not pushed back in the firepower confrontation with European and South American powerhouses.

However, the defense was a bit uneasy.

5 runs in 4 matches. The defense itself was stable, but only 3 goals were conceded through penalties. He conceded penalties against France, Honduras and Ecuador. It is partly because of the unreasonable judgment, but we must refrain from unnecessary movements in the penalty box.

Nigeria’s unique African physical strength is its strength.

A physical counterattack is a powerful weapon. They were in the group of death (Group D) with Brazil and Italy, but passed with 2 wins and 1 loss in 3rd place. In the round of 16, they defeated Argentina, the host country and strong favorite for the championship, and advanced to the quarterfinals.

It is nice to see that the venue for the quarterfinals is Santiago del Estero, where the round of 16 was held. However, the fact that the recovery time was one day shorter than Nigeria, which played the round of 16 a day earlier, is a variable.

Korean soccer prospects have been strong against African teams in all U-20 World Cups. 5 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Four years ago, they defeated South Africa and Senegal (won on penalties), and in 2017 they defeated Guinea. After losing to Nigeria in 2013, he is on a three-game winning streak against African teams.

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