Reporter Ahn Young-joon = The U20 (under 20 years old) soccer team led by coach Kim Eun-joong will go to Ulsan on the 14th for the final convocation before the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said, “Ahead of the 2023 AFC U20 Asian Cup, Kim Eun-jung will begin training at Ulsan Sports Complex on the 14th and begin the final call before the tournament.”
Kim Eun-joong, who returned to Korea on the 11th after recording 3 wins and 2 losses in the field training in Spain, will conduct his final training from the 14th to the 21st. The training included a large number of outstanding players in the K-League 1 and 2, including foreign players Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense), Kang Seong-jin (Seoul), Kang Sang-yoon (Jeonbuk), Park Seung-ho (Incheon), and Kim Ji-su (Seongnam).
The players who will be on the final list will gather at Paju NFC on the 23rd and depart for Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 24th.
Korea, which belongs to Group C, will play the group stage against Oman on the 2nd, Jordan on the 5th, and Tajikistan on the 8th. The top two teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals, and the final winner is determined by a tournament afterward. 메이저놀이터
The tournament also serves as the Asian final qualifier for the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia. Four teams advancing to the semifinals and host country Indonesia will advance to the finals.
Korea is aiming to regain the top spot for the first time in 11 years since winning the championship in 2012 and secure the right to advance to the FIFA U20 World Cup finals at the same time.