The Republic of Korea U20 (under 20) soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, enters the final preparation ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 29th the list of 25 players to be summoned to the U20 national team training to be held at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) from May 1st to 5th.
The roster for this call includes Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense, Portugal), who participated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup in March, Cho Jin-ho (Fenerbahce, Turkey), and Lee Ji-han (Freiburg, Germany), who are joining Kim Eun-joong for the first time. 3 Europeans included. Also, K-League players such as Kang Sang-yoon (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) and Kim Hee-seung (Daegu FC) were summoned.
Some K-League players who are highly likely to be selected for the final entry are still excluded from this call. According to the national team call-up rules, players can be called up one month before the opening day of the U20 World Cup. However, this is because their team is allowed to play until 15 days before the opening day.
This training is the last chance to check the skills of the players before the national team leaves for Argentina, the host country of the U20 World Cup. Head coach Kim Eun-joong will have a practice game against Bucheon FC on the 3rd and Sungkyunkwan University on the 5th, and will begin to select the final entry.메이저놀이터
The 21 finalists for the U20 World Cup will be announced on the afternoon of the 5th after training ends. The team will depart for Argentina on the 7th.
Korea, which belongs to Group F in the U20 World Cup group stage, will play the first match against France on May 23, Korea time. Honduras on the 25th and Gambia on the 28th are scheduled. All three matches will be held in Mendoza, Argentina. In this tournament with 24 teams participating, a total of 12 teams in first and second place in each group and the top four teams in third place advance to the round of 16.
The Korean U20 national team finished runner-up at the U20 World Cup in Poland in 2019, led by coach Jeong Jeong-yong. Kang-in Lee (Mallorca), Young-wook Cho (Sangmu Kim), Se-hoon Oh (Shimizu S-Pulse), Won-sang Um (Ulsan Hyundai), Jae-hyeon Ko (Daegu FC), and Jae-ik Lee (Seoul E-Land) stood out in this tournament.
#U20 National Team May convocation list (total 25 players. May 1-5, Paju NFC) Goalkeepers:
Junhong Kim (Sangmu Kim Cheon), Hyunho Moon (Asan Chungnam), Junghoon Kim (Korea University)
Defenders: Joonyoung Park, Intaek Hwang (Seoul E-Land) ), Bae Seo-jun (Daejeon Hana Citizen), Yoo Seon (Seongnam FC), Cho Young-kwang (FC Seoul), Choi Ye-hoon (Busan I-Park), Choi Hyun-woong (Pohang Steelers), Choi Seok-hyeon (Dankook University), Hong Min-seok (Myongji University) Midfielders: Kang Sang-yoon (Jeonbuk
) Hyundai), Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense), Kim Hee-seung (Daegu FC), Park Seung-ho, Park Hyun-bin (Incheon United), Lee Seung-jun (FC Seoul), Lee Ji-han (Freiburg), Cho Jin-ho (Fenerbahce), Han Jong-moo (Jeju United), Moon Minseo (Dankook University)
Strikers: Lee Yeongjun (Gimcheon Sangmu), Seong Jinyoung (Korea University), Jeong Jaesang (Dankook University)
[U20 national team. Photo = Provided by the Korea Football Association]