Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), who participated in the 2019 Poland Under-20 (U-20) World Cup, surprised the world. 18-year-old Lee Kang-in, who recorded 2 goals and 4 assists in 7 games with overwhelming skills, led the runner-up in the first FIFA competition in Korean men’s soccer history. The Golden Ball given to MVP was also his. Lee Kang-in was 18 years and 117 days old at the time. He was the second-youngest MVP award ever. The youngest winner is Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain), who led Argentina to the championship in 2005 at the age of 18 years and 8 days.
This year too, Korean soccer dreamers who dream of becoming the ‘second Lee Kang-in’ threw their ballots into the U-20 World Cup. The Korean U-20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong (44), will challenge to advance to the semifinals for the second time in a row at the U-20 World Cup, which opens in Argentina on the 21st. The tournament will be held in four cities in Argentina until the 12th of next month. The 24 countries will be divided into 6 groups of 4 teams, and after the group stage, the 12 teams in first and second places in each group and the 4 teams with the best results among the 6 teams in each group will advance to the round of 16. From the round of 16, the championship is determined by a tournament.
The U-20 World Cup is held every two years. Due to the cancellation of the 2021 tournament due to Corona 19, it will be held for the first time in four years this year. It was scheduled to be held in Indonesia, but FIFA revoked the right to host the event as Muslim voices against Israel’s entry grew louder.
Korea was placed in Group F along with France, Honduras and Gambia. The group stage matches will be played against France on the 23rd, Honduras 카지노사이트 on the 26th, and Gambia on the 29th. All three matches will be held at Malvinas Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina. The runner-up in 2019 is Korea’s best record ever.
Kim Ji-soo (19, Seongnam FC), the core of the defense, leads the Korean national team. Kim Ji-soo, who is 1.92 cm tall, is known for her strong physical fights and good football sense, and is called ‘Little Kim Min-jae’. Last year, he set a record (17 years and 140 days) as the youngest player to play in the K-League 1 at the Suwon Samsung match. Recently, Brentford of the English Premier League (EPL) is attracting attention. In attack, winger Kang Seong-jin (20, FC Seoul) stands out. In the 2022 season, he wore an FC Seoul uniform and participated in 34 games (1 goal, 4 assists). In July of last year, he was selected for the senior national team and scored his A-match debut goal in the second leg of the East Asian Cup against Hong Kong.