With the U-20 (Under 20) World Cup ahead, Kim Eun-Joong-Ho is entering the tournament with a big goal. Kang Sang-yoon (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), a member of the U-20 national soccer team, shouted “win”.

The U-20 soccer team led by coach Kim Eun-joong will play the first leg of the FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage against France at 3 am on the 23rd. Kim Eun-joong set up a training camp in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 7th and spent 10 days preparing for the competition. Afterwards, on the 17th, they entered Mendoza, Argentina, the land of the decisive battle.

Kang Sang-yoon, four days before his first game, said through the Korea Football Association (KFA), “I thought it would be thrilling to see my seniors win runner-up before and play there. I am so excited to participate in that competition and ahead of my first match. I want to run fast,” he said. 

The Korean U-20 national team, led by coach Jeong Jeong-yong, finished runner-up at the 2019 U-20 World Cup. At that time, Korea vomited its spirit to rise to the final with the great success of Lee Kang-in (Mallorca). Lee Kang-in also won the Golden Ball (MVP). 

Kang Sang-yoon, who grew up watching the previous tournament, said, “I think I need to play a good role in the midfield, receiving a lot of (balls) and developing from defense to attack. I put a lot of effort into the team, so I really want to win the championship.” 

He said, “It’s early in the morning in Korean time, so if you look for it, I’d be grateful. As much as we prepared well, we will work harder to win.” 

Bae Seo-jun (Daejeon Hana Citizen),안전놀이터 who is in charge of Kim Eun-joong’s defense, also expressed his determination. He said, “I’m looking forward to it and I’m very nervous. I don’t have to worry because I’ve prepared something so far,” he said. I will do my best, so please support me a lot.”

Korea was in Group F with France, Honduras and Gambia in this tournament. A total of 24 teams will participate in the U-20 World Cup, divided into 6 groups of 4 teams each. The 1st and 2nd places in each group and the 4 best 3rd place teams advance to the round of 16 and compete in the tournament. 

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