Europeans are all out. ‘Kim Eun-joong-ho’ starts to cover the last stone.
The Republic of Korea under-20 (U-20) national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will train at the Paju NFC (National Team Training Center) from May 1 to 5. A total of 25 people participated in this training.
This is the final inspection opportunity to cover the boulder. ‘Kim Eun-joong’ will sortie for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Argentina. Coach Kim continues to struggle to select the final entry through practice matches against 메이저놀이터Bucheon FC on May 3 and Sungkyunkwan University on May 5. The 21 final entrants for the U-20 World Cup will be announced on the afternoon of May 5th after all training has been completed.
The training included three Europeans. Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense), who played in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup in March, joined this time as well. Cho Jin-ho (Fenerbahce) Lee Ji-han (Freiburg) was called up for the first time. A number of K-League players were also summoned, including Kang Sang-yoon (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) and Kim Hee-seung (Daegu FC). However, some K-League players who are highly likely to be selected for the final entry were excluded. According to the national team calling regulations, players can be called up one month prior to the opening day of the U-20 World Cup (May 20). Participation in the games of the team is allowed up to 15 days before the start of the season.
Korea competes in Group F with France, Honduras and Gambia in this U-20 World Cup. In this tournament, 24 teams will participate in the group stage, and the top 4 teams among the 1st and 2nd places in each group and the 3rd place in each group will advance to the round of 16. Korea leaves for Argentina, the final battleground, on May 7th.