The Korean under-20 (U20) national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will start with their first match against Oman to take on the challenge of reaching the top of Asia and participating in the U20 World Cup.
‘Kim Eun-joong’ will play the first match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup Group C group stage against Oman at the JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at 7 pm (Korean time) on the 2nd. Then he faces Jordan (5th) and Tajikistan (8th) in turn.
Korea aims for two goals in this tournament.
First of all, by winning the tournament, it is to regain the trophy for the first time in 11 years since 2012. The other is to secure the right to advance to the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup Indonesia U20 World Cup, which is given to the top four teams, to prepare a stepping stone to play an active role on the world stage.
In order to achieve this goal, the U20 national team has constantly held evaluation matches and quenched it while traveling back and forth from home and abroad.
Korea scored 3 wins and 2 losses in the evaluation match against a European powerhouse held in Spain, and scored 1 win and 1 draw in the evaluation match against Uzbekistan, which was held in Uzbekistan, where the tournament will be held.
Although there is no outstanding star player like Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who was a key player in the U20 FIFA World Cup runner-up in 2019, it is evaluated that several players share their strengths evenly as a ‘one team’.
Including Kang Seong-jin, who played an active part in K-League 1 FC Seoul, Lee Young-jin (Gimcheon), Park Hyun-bin (Incheon), Kim Ji-su (Seongnam), and Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense) are preparing for the tournament.
In the AFC U20 Asian Cup, 16 teams are divided into 4 groups of 4 teams, and after a group stage, the 1st and 2nd places in each group advance to the quarterfinals. 메이저사이트 A tournament is then held to determine the winning team.
In Group D, Japan and Saudi Arabia, who are difficult opponents and favorites for the championship, are located, so the quarterfinals with a high possibility of facing them will be the biggest hurdle to achieve the goal.
Head coach Kim Eun-joong, who had the experience of winning the tournament as a player in 1998, said, “There is no such thing as a natural victory. We have grown, but Asian neighboring countries have also improved. So we prepared more thoroughly. We will make sure to produce good results as much as we have prepared.” cast a ballot.