The under-20 (U-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong is leaving for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Kim Eun-joong is heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil via Incheon International Airport at 10:50 pm on the 7th. After training in Sao Paulo for 10 days, the national team will move to Mendoza, Argentina, where the finals will be held on the 17th.
On the 5th, coach Kim Eun-jung finished the composition of the final entry of 21 people after much thought. Head Coach Kim has teamed up with Lee Seung-won (Gangwon), Kang Seong-jin (Seoul), Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon), Kim Ji-soo (Seongnam), and Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense/Portugal) who participated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup semifinals in March. was selected once again.
In addition, Lee Seung-joon (Seoul), Lee Ji-han (Freiburg/Germany), and Choi Ye-hoon (Busan), who showed themselves in recent domestic training, were additionally selected.
Ahead of his departure, Kim Eun-joong has a busy schedule at NFC in Paju. The athletes, who entered Paju NFC the previous afternoon, will take profile pictures to be used in the competition from this morning and hold a media day event to reveal their determination.
I can’t rest even after moving to Brazil. Head coach Kim Eun-joong promoted a local practice game to improve the physical strength and organizational power of the players ahead of the tournament, and scheduled a mock test with the local club team.
Korea also needs to pay attention to the weather and time difference in South America. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be held in Indonesia, but the venue was suddenly changed to Argentina due to political and religious reasons.
Director Kim Eun-joong also cautioned against environmental factors, saying, “There is a 12-hour time difference due to the change of venue. Adapting to this is the biggest task. Also, we need to consider the cold weather in Argentina.”메이저사이트
Korea, which belongs to Group F, will play group matches against France on the 23rd, Honduras on the 26th, and Gambia on the 29th.
This tournament is Korea’s 16th FIFA U-20 World Cup finals. In the most recent Polish tournament held in 2019, Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who won the Golden Ball, recorded the best ever runner-up.
Coach Kim Eun-joong previously said, “Passing the group stage is the priority. If you enter the round of 16 tournament, you can bring results depending on your condition and confidence on the day.”