Valuable draw for the U-20 national team… Potential to advance to the round of 16

In the U-20 World Cup, Korea drew with Honduras thanks to the sharp left foot of European player Kim Yong-hak, and moved one step closer to advancing to the round of 16.

It was more valuable because it was a draw after overcoming the absurd and unsportsmanlike play of the Honduran player.


The national team gave Honduras an opening goal in the 22nd minute of the first half.

Seok-Hyun Choi’s foul was declared a penalty, and Ochoa scored.

Ochoa, who enjoyed the ceremony, created an embarrassing situation just five minutes later.

He got into a fierce fight with Bae Seo-joon and out of nowhere hit him in the face with his hand.

During the VAR review process, the referee repeated the video several times, but it was an absolute ejection.

[Nam Hyeon-jong: “You have to play soccer with your feet, but with your arms, it’s difficult.”]

The national team had a numerical advantage over Honduras, which had 10 players, but they conceded one more goal in the 6th minute of the second half and were drawn 2-0.

Kim Yong-hak, number 7 on Kim Eun-joong in crisis, came out as a solver.

In the 13th minute of the second half, the pursuit started with a left-footed shot in front of the goal.

Four minutes later, Park Seung-ho’s additional goal turned the game around.

The national team pushed Honduras until the last minute, but it was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper’s save, and the score was 2-2.

[Soundbite] Kim Yong-hak/National Under-20 Football Team : “We had many goal chances, but it’s unfortunate that we missed a lot . We’ll make sure to win the last match so we can advance to the round of 16.”

Choi Seok-hyun, who was sent off in extra time in the second half, and goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong, who received a warning for wasting time, could not play the third game due to accumulated warnings.

The national team, which finished second in the group with 1 win and 1 draw, will advance to the round of 16 for the third time in a row by itself even if it draws with Gambia in the final game on the 29th.

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