‘It took a very questionable penalty kick for France to score.’
Even the French press didn’t understand. It was such an absurd decision.
The U-20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-jung, played the first leg of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F group stage match against France held at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina on the 23rd (hereinafter Korean time) Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC) Lee Yeong-joon. (Sangmu Kim Cheon) scored consecutive goals to win 2-1. This is the first time Korea has beaten France in the U-20 World Cup. They lost 2-4 in the 1997 tournament and 1-3 in the 2011 tournament.
Kim Eun-joong won a ticket to the World Cup finals by advancing to the semifinals at the last U-20 Asian Cup. In the U-20 World Cup, 24 teams were divided into 6 groups of 4 teams and held a group stage, followed by a tournament with 12 teams ranked 1st and 2nd in each group and 4 teams with the best grades among the 3rd in each group to advance to the round of 16. Goes. In the first game, Kim Eun-joong, who overpowered France, who was regarded as the strongest in Group F, occupied an advantageous position to advance to the round of 16, the first goal. Kim Eun-joong was in a group with France, Honduras and Gambia in this tournament.
Kim Eun-joong put all his energy into the first game. Coach Kim quickly set up a base camp in Brazil after the host country was changed from Indonesia to Argentina. He left the country on the 7th and spent 10 days adjusting to the climate and time difference in Brazil. The condition also improved. Most of the Kim Eun-joong players were not able to play, and their physical strength dropped sharply. In particular, we prepared customized tactics for the French match. Coach Kim said that he would focus all his attention on the first game. He also played two practice matches locally. all won
Kim Eun-Joong-Ho countered with a counterattack strategy after the player’s defense. he worked great He put in professional defensive midfielder Lee Chan-wook (Gyeongnam FC) to increase the number in the center. He allowed Juju-Virginius to break through the flanks, but always maintained a numerical advantage in the middle and never gave his opponent a decisive chance. When the opportunity came, he met it with a quick counterattack. The opening goal also came from a counterattack. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Kim Eun-joong blocked the opponent’s corner kick, and Kang Seong-jin passed the ball to Kim Yong-hak. Kim Yong-hak broke through from the left flank and gave the ball to Lee Seung-won, who was penetrating. Lee Seung-won scored the first goal of the tournament with a calm right-footed finish. Korea harassed the opposing defense with quick pressure from beginning to end. Even crouching down, if necessary, he tried bold forward pressure and created an opportunity. It wasn’t just a counterattack. The set pieces were also good. In the 19th minute of the second half, Lee Seung-Won’s free kick was followed by Lee Yeong-Jun’s sensuous header to score the winning goal. It was a score made with a prepared pattern.
An easy win was expected after Lee Young-joon’s goal, but an absurd decision came out. A cross came from the left in the 21st minute of the second half. Kim Joon-hong threw himself to block it, and in the process collided with opposing striker Efekele. Kim Jun-hong was playing normally. Rather, it was enough to give the feeling that Ephekele had rushed in unreasonably. Kim Joon-hong was beaten up to the elbow by his opponent and couldn’t get up for a long time. The referee issued a warning to Jun-Hong Kim, who woke up, and declared a penalty kick. I didn’t even watch VAR (video review). The response from the Korean bench continued to be absurd.
Virnizius succeeded in this and allowed the pursuit. If the momentum changed, it could have allowed a tie or even a reversal. However, Korea did not lose focus until the end. Above all, Kim Jun-hong, who must have been most embarrassed, kept his concentration until the end and blocked the opponent’s attack well. In the end, Korea won.
Colombian referee John Alexander Ospina made substandard decisions throughout the game. He was lopsided enough to give the impression of partiality. When we attacked, we didn’t blow the whistle at all even in the face of the opponent’s rough foul. The 26th minute of the first half, when he scored the opening goal and increased his momentum, was representative. Lee Seung-won exchanged 2-to-1 passes with Lee Young-joon and penetrated the penalty box. The opponent’s defense blocked it with their arms, and Lee Seung-won collapsed. The referee did not blow the whistle. However, a penalty kick was given to the opponent’s absurd scene.토토사이트
Even the French media even described it as ‘generous’. On the 23rd, News in France reported France’s defeat and said, ‘France needed a very suspicious penalty kick to break through Korea’s Jun-Hong Kim.’ He even got a yellow card as a bonus,’ he said. It was a shame because he had won, otherwise it would have been a decision that would leave a story behind.