[U20월드컵] Kim Eun-jung-ho takes on Nigeria to advance to the semi-finals early in the morning on the 5th

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‘Again 2019’… If we win, we will clash with Italy in the semi-final on the 9th.

D-1 Finals, coach Kim Eun-joong directing training

(Santiago del Estero = Yonhap News) Reporter Lim Hwa-young = On the afternoon of the 3rd (local time), at the Atlético Miter Training Center of the club in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, the 2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Under-20 (U-20) World Cup Korea national football team Kim Eun-joong The coach gives training instructions to the players. 2023.6.4

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Dong-chan = The Korean national under-20 (U-20) men’s soccer team, led by coach Eun-joong Kim, is taking on Nigeria in the semifinals of the U-20 World Cup FIFA.

Korea will play Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup at the Santiago del Estero Stadium on the 5th at 2:30am (Korea time).

Korea recorded 1 win and 2 draws in the group stage of this tournament, advancing to the round of 16 as 2nd in the group.

Against this, the ‘Flying Eagles’ of Nigeria, along with Brazil and Italy, recorded 2 wins and 1 loss in Group D, the ‘Group of Death’, and entered the round of 16 in third place in the group and on to the quarter finals.

Korea aim to advance to the semi-finals for the second time in a row following second place in the 2019 Polish tournament, the previous tournament.

Korean men’s football has reached the semi-finals of FIFA competitions four times: the 1983 and 2019 U-20 World Cups, the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and the 2012 London Olympics.

Seokhyun Choi I ​​also scored a goal

(Santiago del Estero = Yonhap News) Reporter Lim Hwa-young = The second half of the round of 16 between Korea and Ecuador in the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup held at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on the afternoon of the 1st (local time ) Choi Seok-hyeon (#4, left) rejoices after scoring the team’s third goal of the game. 2023.6.2

Eun-Joong Kim did not have high expectations for his performance before this tournament.

Due to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), there were few opportunities to gain international game experience, and there were no outstanding star players such as Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) in the Korea 2017 Tournament and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca ) in the Tournament Poland 2019, so there was less interest around. .

However, in the first game of the group stage, they defeated France, the ‘champion candidate’, 2-1, and began to gain momentum, and they continue their upward trend by not losing once in four games.

Lee Young-jun (Gimcheon Sangmu) scored 2 goals, and captain Lee Seung-won (Gangwon) recorded 1 goal and 3 assists.

In addition, Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon) survived with 1 goal and 1 assist in the round of 16, and goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong (Gimcheon) conceded 5 goals in 3 games, but 3 of them were penalties, and he’ protect the goal with its rest saves on every turn.

Nigeria vs Argentina match.


Nigeria beat Italy 2-0 in the group stage, and hosts Argentina are also a strong side who defeated them 2-0 in the round of 16.

The only defeat in this tournament was a 0-2 loss against Brazil in the group stage, but at the time, Nigeria had already confirmed their progress to the round of 16 and made changes to the list of players.

A country that has traditionally shown its strong side in age-specific competitions, such as coming second in the Under 20 World Cup in 1989 and 2005, and winning gold medals in 1996, silver medals in 2008, and bronze medals in 2016 at the Games Olympic under 23. all.

He scored 6 goals in 4 games in this tournament, 1 of which was an own goal, and all 5 goals were scored by other players, using various scoring routes.

Jude Sunday, born in 2004, scored a goal against Italy and recorded a team high with 15 shots. Also, Daniel Bamey and Lilwanu Saki, who attempted the most passes and crosses in the team, are also on watch.

In addition, the defense was so solid that the only point they conceded from a penalty in the first leg of the group stage against the Dominican Republic was a two-goal exclusion against Brazil after confirming their progress to the round of 16.

The fact that Nigeria can take another day off until the quarter finals because they play Argentina in the round of 16 the day before Korea gives Nigeria a physical advantage.

Nigerian squad


The U20 match between Korea and Nigeria is tight with 2 wins and 2 losses.

The two met twice in the U20 World Cup finals, winning 2-1 in 2005 with goals from Joo-Young Park and Ji-Hoon Baek, and losing 0-1 in 2013.

The most recent clash was the 2016 Suwon U-19 Continental Cup, which Korea won 3-0 with substitute goals from Eom Won-sang, Yoon Jong-gyu and Cho Young-wook.

The winner of the match between Korea and Nigeria will play the semi-final against Italy at 6:00am on June 9.

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