Kim Eun-joong, who will participate in the 2023 FIFA Under-20 (U-20) World Cup, will finish training in Brazil and move to Mendoza, Argentina, the final battleground.
According to the Korea Football Association on the 17th, the U-20 national team, which finished training in Brazil, will return to Argentina this afternoon in Korean time.
The U-20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, departed from Incheon International Airport on the 7th and warmed up in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
They also won both evaluation matches held during the training camp in Brazil.
On the 14th (local time), they beat Winners FC, an amateur team in Sao Paulo, 2-1, and on the 16th, they won 3-0 in an evaluation match against Palmeiras U-20 Club, a Brazilian club.
Kim Eun-joong, who gained confidence by winning the evaluation match, will start adapting to Argentina from the 18th.
Korea will start with France at 3:00 am on the 23rd in the first round of group F, Honduras at 6:00 am on the 26th, and Gambia at 6:00 am on the 29th.안전놀이터
All three group stage matches will be held at Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in Mendoza.
Kim Eun-joong, whose first goal was to pass the group stage, is determined to recreate the runner-up myth of the 2019 tournament.
However, the absence of a clear star like Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) four years ago is pointed out as Kim Eun-joong’s weakness.
It is also a variable that most of the 21 players do not get a chance to play in their team, so their sense of the game is lacking.
Notable players include tall defender Kim Ji-soo (Seongnam), who is receiving attention from Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL), Kang Seong-jin (Seoul) in attack, and Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon) in midfield.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Indonesia, but the venue was changed to Argentina as protests in Indonesia intensified over the entry of Israeli athletes.