While the under-20 (U-20) soccer team led by coach Eun-joong Kim is aiming to advance to the World Cup finals, coach Jung Jeong-yong (currently managing director Kim Cheon), who led the runner-up in the 2019 Polish tournament four years ago, also said, ” It is possible to win,” he said, conveying a message of support.
On the 7th, coach Jeong said through the Gimcheon club, “(Nigeria) seems to have been a hurdle in the quarterfinals, but I think I’ll go to the final because I overcame it well.”
The U-20 national team won 1-0 thanks to Choi Seok-hyeon (Dankook University)’s dramatic header winning goal after extra time in the quarterfinal match against Nigeria held on the 5th.
Kim Eun-joong, who wrote the history of two consecutive U-20 World Cup semifinals, is now aiming to advance to the final against Europe’s strong Italy.
Coach Chung guided the team to the finals in the Polish tournament, achieving the best performance ever in Korean men’s football competitions organized by the International Football Federation (FIFA).
At that time, he was satisfied with the runner-up after losing 1-3 to Ukraine in the final, but Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) was awarded the ‘Golden Ball’, which corresponds to the best player of the tournament.
Coach Jeong said, “I was runner-up four years ago, but this time I want to go beyond runner-up and win the championship. I left the championship seat vacant four years ago to win this year,” and said with a smile, “I think it’s possible to win.”메이저놀이터
The semi-final between Korea and Italy will be held at La Plata Stadium in Argentina at 6:00 am on the 9th in Korea time.
If they beat Italy, they can advance to the final for the second time in a row and challenge for the first championship ever. On the other side, Uruguay and Israel compete for the final.