Kim Eun-joong, who won the World Cup ticket, challenges to the top of Asia for the first time in 11 years

Posted Posted onMarch 15, 2023 Comments0

the Korean U-20 soccer team, which won the World Cup ticket against the winners of the clash between Japan and Iraq, will try to win the Asian Cup without giving up. The U-20 national team led by coach Kim Eun-jung will play the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup semifinal against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at 11:00 pm on the 15th (Korean time)토토사이트.

Kim Eun-joong set two goals ahead of this tournament. The first was to qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Indonesia in May. Tickets for the World Cup are given to the top four teams in this tournament, and Korea went undefeated in the group stage and achieved first place in Group C and advanced to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals held on the 12th, they beat China 3-1 and won their third consecutive U-20 World Cup ticket. The second goal was to reclaim the top spot in Asia for the first time in 11 years since the 2012 Games. As we reached the semifinals, we were only two steps away from reaching our goal.

The opponent in the semifinals, Uzbekistan, is by no means an easy opponent. Uzbekistan, which has recently emerged as an Asian powerhouse, passed the group stage undefeated like Korea in this tournament, and advanced to the semifinals by beating Australia in the quarterfinals. Compared to Korea, they took an extra day off before playing in the semi-finals, so they have an advantage in terms of physical strength.

However, Kim Eun-joong-ho has confidence in Uzbek. In November of last year, they took the lead with 1 win and 1 draw in 2 evaluation matches, and they are superior with 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their previous records. Coach Kim Eun-joong said, “It is true that the team that took an extra day off objectively has better stamina. However, it can be overcome with mental strength,” he said. “We know each other well. The match will depend on the condition on the day of the match,” he said.

Kim Eun-joong-ho is determined to reproduce the achievements of his seniors 11 years ago. In the 2012 tournament, the national team, led by Kwon Chang-hoon, advanced to the final by defeating Uzbekistan 3-1 in the semifinals, and rose to the top by defeating Iraq in a penalty shoot-out. If Korea defeats Uzbekistan and advances to the final, it will face off against the winner of the Iraq-Japan match for the trophy.


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