Kim Eun-joong’s painting break has begun.
The Korean U-20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-jung, will be held at Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in Santiago del Estero, Argentina on the 5th at 2:30 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) at the 2023 FIFA Argentina U-20 They will face Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Korea defeated Ecuador 3-2 in the round of 16 of the tournament held on the 2nd and advanced to the quarterfinals. It is the 6th U-20 World Cup quarterfinal in Korean soccer history and the first to reach the quarterfinals twice in a row. If they defeat Nigeria, they will challenge to create a myth once again with the semifinals for the second consecutive time.토토사이트
Although expectations for this tournament were somewhat lower, Korea showed a good performance in the group stage. After defeating strong France in the first round of the group stage, and then winning the round of 16 against strong Ecuador after a slugfest, they were in sharp shape. The performances of key players such as Lee Seung-won, Bae Jun-ho, and Lee Young-jun stand out.
Also, Korea remains the only strong player in Asia in this tournament. Korea is the only team that survived the tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals. First, Japan and Iraq were eliminated in the group stage. Uzbekistan, which was the only team to advance to the round of 16, was defeated by Israel 0-1.
Kim Eun-joong is now facing Nigeria, the strongest player in Africa. Nigeria was drawn with Brazil and Italy in the group called the group of death, and recorded 2 wins and 1 loss. Losing to Brazil and winning against Italy showed a sharp appearance while balancing the balance.
Particular attention should be paid to the fierce battle against Argentina in the round of 16. It defeated Argentina, the original host country, with overwhelming support from the home crowd, 2-0. Nigeria sank Argentina, who was leading the game, with a counterattack using their unique physicality and quick feet.
In the quarterfinals held here first, Italy defeated Colombia 3-1 to advance to the semifinals. If Kim Eun-joong defeated Nigeria, they would meet on the threshold of the final. Italy is also the only European team to survive this tournament. In the end, from Korea’s point of view, the door to the finals will open only when the powerhouses of each continent must be beaten consecutively.
Following the South American team in the round of 16, Kim Eun-joong-ho, who is about to face off against the African team in the round of 8, is drawing attention to whether he will be able to overcome the wall of the African team and meet the European team in the quarterfinals.