This is ‘News Plus’ Kim Hyun-soo.
The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicked off early this morning in Argentina.
In 2019, our national team, which achieved runner-up in the Under-20 World Cup, is in a state of high confidence.
The Under-20 World Cup is known as the gateway to world-class soccer stars.
The now deceased soccer legend Maradona, soccer emperor Messi, and FC Barcelona coach Xavi all played an active part in the Under-20 World Cup.
In Korea, Lee Kang-in played a leading role in the runner-up history in 2019 and became MVP and Golden Boy.
Lee Kang-in, who played a major role in Korea’s advancement to the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup last year, is paying attention to which player will be able to continue Lee Kang-in’s genealogy in this U-20 World Cup.
Originally, the Under-20 World Cup was scheduled to be held in Indonesia.
Due to religious issues, the venue was quickly changed to Argentina.
At that time, the opening was about a month away, and the problem of quickly adapting to the changed environment had been the homework of the national team.
The national team, which departed for Brazil on the 7th, continued training in Argentina from the 18th.
[Kim Eun-joong/U-20 national soccer team coach/Last 19th: “In Brazil, we have adapted to the jet lag and various climates here, and we have prepared well so far, and our condition has improved a lot, so the game I will prepare to be in the best condition on the day.”]
Manager Kim Eun-joong is also called the living legend of Daejeon Citizen.
He spent the beginning and end of his past player career in Daejeon, and was with Daejeon Citizen during their heyday.
Players Bae Jun-ho and Bae Seo-jun, who are playing for Daejeon Hana Citizen, will also board the Kim Eun-joong this time.
In particular, midfielder Bae Jun-ho is the youngest member of Daejeon Hana Citizen.
In the K-League, where many senior players play together, he improved his performance by participating in 7 games this season.
“The ball touch and pass are both excellent, and his vigorous activity is a nightmare for the opposing defense,” said FIFA’s evaluation of Bae Jun-ho.
Bae Jun-ho also identified Hwang In-beom, the son of the original Daejeon, as his role model.
In fact, Hwang In-beom personally encouraged him by mentioning Bae Jun-ho in the comments on the official SNS of Daejeon Hana Citizen.
In addition, FIFA introduced Seongnam FC’s defender Kim Ji-soo as Korea’s ‘key player’, saying, “Excellent build-up, accurate pass, good speed and power.”
Striker Kim Yong-hak, who plays for Portimonense in Portugal, is also expected to play an active role.
The captain of the under-20 national team was Kim Cheon Sangmu’s striker, Lee Young-jun.
It was a look that raised the morale of the national team by conveying great ambition ahead of this tournament.
[Lee Young-joon/U-20 National Soccer Team Captain/Last 24th : “(High-level countries) will come out with the goal of winning, but of course we aim to win. Without that goal, everything we’ve done so far is meaningless.” ]
In the U-20 World Cup, Korea’s best performance was runner-up in 2019.
Can we go beyond defending this position and aim for a championship?
Korea is in Group F along with France, Gambia and Honduras.
The first match will be against strong favorites France tomorrow at 3:00 a.m. our time.
The match will be broadcast live on KBS 2TV.
I hope you will support the under-20 national team that will lead the future of Korean soccer, and send a lot of interest.스포츠토토
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