Face Italy on the way to the final.

The under-20 (U-20) soccer team led by coach Kim Eun-joong lost to Nigeria after a close match in the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup held at Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on the 5th (Korean time). won by -0.스포츠토토

After calmly blocking Nigeria’s offensive for 90 minutes in the first half, Korea scored the winning goal in extra time.

In the 5th minute of the first half of extra time, Seok-hyeon Choi (Dankook University) turned Lee Seung-won (Gangwon)’s corner kick with his head and shook Nigeria’s net.

Seok-hyun Choi scored two goals in a row following the round of 16 match against Ecuador. Lee Seung-won recorded 4 assists in this tournament.

Korea, which recorded the highest ever runner-up in the previous tournament in Poland in 2019, succeeded in advancing to the semifinals for the second consecutive time.

This is the fifth time that Korean men’s football has reached the semifinals in a FIFA-sponsored competition, following this tournament in 1983 and 2019, the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and the 2012 London Olympics.

They have to beat Italy to go to the final stage.

Italy advanced to the semifinals after beating Colombia 3-1 in the quarterfinals.

Striker Cesare Casaday is considered the number one target to be on alert. Casadei has scored 6 goals, more than half of Italy’s 11 goals in this tournament, and is running at the top of the score list.

Casaday, who scored 4 goals in the group stage, started scoring against England in the round of 16 and Colombia in the quarterfinals, and is showing off his scoring ability with goals in the last 3 consecutive matches.

The semifinal match between Korea and Italy will be held on the 9th at 6pm.

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