Kim Eun-joong was in a group with France, Honduras and Gambia at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Argentina next month.
The Republic of Korea U-20 soccer team was placed in Group F with France in the group draw for the tournament held in Zurich, Switzerland at 11:00 pm (Korean time) on the 21st.
Korea, which belongs to Pot 2, will compete fiercely with top seed (Pot 1) France, Pot 3 Honduras, and Pot 4 Gambia for the right to advance to the round of 16. Kim Eun-jung-ho reached the semifinals at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup held last month and won the right to advance to the finals.
Top seed France, which is in the same group as Korea, reached the semifinals at the UEFA U-19 Championship last year. As the winner of the 2013 tournament, this is the 8th appearance in the U-20 World Cup. In the 2019 tournament, it reached the round of 16, but lost to the United States and failed to advance to the quarterfinals.
Honduras advanced to the semifinals at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship last year. This is the ninth participation in the U-20 World Cup. However, in the previous eight competitions, all were eliminated in the group stage.
Gambia is a team that finished runner-up at the African Football Confederation (CAF) U-20 Africa Cup of Nations this year. Following the 2007 tournament, this is the second appearance in the U-20 World Cup. In 2007, the first tournament, he reached the round of 16.
In this tournament, the top 4 teams with the best grades among the 1st and 2nd placed teams in 6 groups and the 3rd placed teams in each group advance to the Round of 16 tournament to determine the winner. The competition will be held in Argentina from the 20th of next month to the 11th of June. It was originally scheduled to be held in Indonesia, but as anti-Israel sentiment in Indonesia intensified, FIFA revoked the hosting rights, and Argentina was recently confirmed as the new venue. 토스카지노
Kim Eun-joong will start training at the end of the preparation for the World Cup, including convocation training at the Paju National Soccer Team Training Center (NFC) for three days from the 24th. The U-20 World Cup is a tournament in which Korea won runner-up at the 2019 Ukrainian tournament and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) won the Golden Ball (MVP).