“(Bae) Jun-ho and (Lee) Young-jun have to score at least three more goals.”

On the 2nd (Korean time),토토사이트 the FIFA (International Football Federation) U-20 (Under 20) World Cup Round of 16 was held at Unico Madre de Ciudades Stadium in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Coach Kim Eun-joong (44), who made it to the quarterfinals, watched Bae Jun-ho (20, Daejeon) and Lee Yeong-jun (20, Kim Cheon Sangmu) and said, “There is a reason they were put together. Together, they promised to score at least six goals,” he laughed. During this tournament, the two share the same room. As defender Choi Seok-hyeon (20, Dankook University) scored an additional goal in this series of goals from the “high-class roommate,” Korea beat Ecuador 3-2 and joined the quarterfinals. Japan and Iraq were eliminated in the group stage, and Uzbekistan was knocked out by Israel in the round of 16, leaving only Korea in Asia.

South Korea has made it to the quarterfinals or higher in the U-20 World Cup in 1983 (4th place), 1991 (quarterfinals, single team), 2009 (quarterfinals), 2013 (quarterfinals), and 2019 (runner-up) ), this is the sixth. The opponent in the quarterfinals is Nigeria at 2:30 am on the 5th. Nigeria came up with a 2-0 victory over Argentina, the host country, which was aiming for the championship the previous day.

The solution was Bae Jun-ho (1 goal, 1 help). Wearing the ace uniform number (number 10), he advanced to the front left of the opponent’s penalty box with a dribble in the 11th minute of the first half, then stopped for a moment and crossed with his right foot to Lee Young-jun, who was in front of the opponent’s goal. After trapping the ball exquisitely with his chest, Lee Yeong-joon fired a strong right-footed volley shot, which went right into the net. Lee Young-joon’s second goal following the group stage match against France on the 23rd of last month (header goal). Lee Young-jun said, “I told Jun-ho in advance, ‘Please give me a cross when I run to the back space,’ and I’m happy that the promised play matched well.”

After that, Bae Jun-ho solved the problem himself. In the 19th minute of the first half, he received a pass from right fullback Park Chang-woo (20, Jeonbuk) and faked a shot in the penalty box, turning the ball in the opposite direction, fooling one defender and goalkeeper and kicking it with his right foot. It was a moment of individual brilliance. After that, the pattern of chasing and being chased continued. In the 36th minute of the first half, Park Chang-woo (20, Jeonbuk Hyundai) grabbed the opponent’s arm at the left end of the penalty box, but the player fell and the referee blew a penalty kick. The players protested and even VAR (video review), but to no avail. 2-1.

However, in the 3rd minute of the second half, captain Lee Seung-won (20, Gangwon) sharply fired a corner kick and Seok-hyun Choi headed it in, making the score 3-1. Lee Seung-won’s fourth attack point (1 goal, 3 assists) in this tournament, and Choi Seok-hyun’s ‘repentance goal’, which made up for the late exit (cumulative warning) against Honduras in the second game of the group stage. Choi Seok-hyeon said, “I was tormented by self-blame, but I was able to shake it off quickly because his colleagues comforted me.” Ecuador made up for one goal out of confusion in the 39th minute of the second half, and pursued it to 3-2, but could no longer break through the Korean goal, which was defended by land bullets.

Bae Jun-ho, who plays in Daejeon, raised expectations as K-League’s representative Young Gun and technician Kim Eun-joong. However, due to a muscle injury, he missed the first leg of the group stage and did not show much. Director Kim gave him a special prescription called ‘special training’. On the 31st of last month, when the national team arrived in Santiago del Estero, the final round of 16, while other players were practicing recovery, Bae Jun-ho collapsed on the field and screamed in ‘hell training’. Bae Jun-ho said, “It was to boost my stamina, which I lost because I couldn’t run due to a muscle injury.” He said, “There was a lot of pressure because he couldn’t show his skills in the previous game, but he overcame it with the encouragement of his friends.”

Kim Eun-joong-ho young fighters shout the slogan of ‘one team’ when they start training. It is to emphasize the strong camaraderie. Coach Kim said, “We were able to win because all 21 players, including the players on the bench today as well as (Park) Seung-ho, who returned home from an injury during the match against Honduras, became one.” On this day, the players held up the uniform (No. 18) of Park Seung-ho (20, Incheon), who dropped out due to an injury, while taking a commemorative photo of the victory.

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