‘Kim Eun-joong-ho’ accepted the grouping for the 2023 FIFA Argentina Under-20 (U-20) World Cup. It is evaluated as relatively harmless.
The Korean U-20 national team, led by coach Kim, was tied to France, Gambia and Honduras in Group F in the 2023 U-20 World Cup group draw held in Zurich, Switzerland on the 21st (Korean time).
In the 2019 tournament held in Poland, Korea won the runner-up with Lee Kang-in (Real Mallorca) at the fore. In the pot organization based on the results of the previous five tournaments, he was assigned to pot 2. Pot 2 was the 3 South American teams Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. According to the continental allocation principle, Korea has a 67% chance of being in a group with Argentina or Uruguay in pot 1. However, Korea avoided Argentina, the host country, and Uruguay, which are adjacent to it, and joined France in a group. France is by no means an easy opponent. Korea has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses. However, from the perspective of ‘Kim Eun-joong-ho’, it is a fortunate result to avoid the extreme cheering of Argentine and Uruguay fans. In the U-20 World Cup, Korea faced France twice in 1997 (2-4) and 2011 (1-3), losing both by a two-goal margin.
Honduras and Gambia are countries where Korea is recording two wins and one win, respectively, without a draw or defeat in their opponents. However, both Honduras and Gambia performed well in the continental U-20 competition. Honduras reached the semifinals at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Gambia finished runners-up in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) U-20 Nations Cup.
The competition will be held from May 20th to June 11th. It was originally planned to be held in Indonesia. However, as anti-Israel sentiment intensified in the Islamic country, FIFA last month revoked Indonesia’s right to host this year’s U-20 World Cup.
Coach Kim said,온라인카지노 “All the teams that have advanced to the World Cup are not easy opponents. I think I need to prepare well from now on. The first goal is to advance to the tournament (Round of 16). If you go to the tournament, there will be no strong or weak teams. It’s going to be an atmospheric battle,” he said.
‘Kim Eun-joong-ho’ will train at Paju NFC (National Training Center) from the 24th to the 26th. At the beginning of next month, he is convened again about two weeks before the tournament and goes into final preparations. Manager Kim said, “We don’t have much time, and when we convene for a short meeting next week (due to the circumstances of our team), we cannot call all the players. We have to go to Argentina and thoroughly organize the team and prepare for various things.”