Kim Eun-joong, final 16 confirmed if Gambia draw

‘Kim Eun-joong-ho’ has crossed the ridge of arms heading for the World Cup round of 16 under the age of 20.토토사이트

The U-20 Korean soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, drew 2-2 against Honduras in the second leg of Group F of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage held in Mendoza, Argentina on the 26th.

Contrary to expectations, Korea struggled against Honduras.

In the 22nd minute of the first half, David Ochoa took the lead, and Isaac Castillo scored an additional goal in the 6th minute of the second half. Fortunately, Ochoa, who scored a goal in the 27th minute of the first half, was sent off, giving Korea a chance. Based on their numerical superiority, they launched a wave-based offensive, and Kim Yong-hak (Jeonbuk) scored consecutive goals in the 13th minute and Park Seung-ho (Incheon) in the 17th minute, resulting in a dramatic draw.

With the draw that day, Korea placed second in the group (4 points, 1 win, 3 draws), following Gambia (6 points, 2 wins).

Whether or not Korea advances to the round of 16 will be determined by the results of the third group match against Gambia at 6 am on the 29th.

Korea will advance to the round of 16 on its own if it draws at least against Gambia. If you win, you will advance to the round of 16 as first place in your group, and even if you win, you will board the train to the round of 16 as second place in your group.

The ‘number of cases’ is when Korea loses to Gambia.

In this case, 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss, 4 points, and the ranking will be determined according to the results of the match between Honduras and France. The best case scenario here is if Honduras and France draw or France defeats Honduras. In this way, even if Korea loses to Gambia, it will advance to the round of 16 by finishing second in the group.

It gets complicated if Honduras beats France. Honduras and Korea are tied at 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, so we have to look at the goal difference and the number of goals scored. If Korea loses to Honduras in terms of goal difference or points, it will be ranked 3rd in the group. In this case, you need to compare your performance with the 3rd-ranked countries in other groups and place in the top 4 among the 6 teams to qualify for the round of 16.

So far, Korea’s chances of advancing to the round of 16 are quite high.

From 2011 to 2019, the case of not reaching the round of 16 even after winning 4 points in the last 5 times in this competition is rare enough that Portugal in the 2019 tournament is the only one.

Also, it is a good thing that Gambia is highly likely not to pitch as they will play against Korea after defeating France 2-1 and confirming their progress to the round of 16.

However, two key members, defender Choi Seok-hyun (Dankook University) and goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong (Kimcheon), will not be able to play against Gambia due to accumulated warnings.

After the match, coach Kim said, “Although we had a numerical advantage, there were parts where it was difficult to score because the opponents were all down (defense). “We have to give 100% or more in the game against Gambia. We will recover well for two days and prepare with the best power,” he promised.

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