The Korea U20 men’s soccer team메이저사이트, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will conduct convocation training.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 20th through a press release the list of U20 national team training participants held at the Paju National Football Training Center (NFC) from the 24th to the 26th. The U20 national team is scheduled to play practice matches against Incheon United on the 25th and Incheon National University on the 26th.
Ten players who participated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup last March, including Kim Joon-hong, Lee Yeong-joon (above Kim Cheon Sangmu), and Hwang In-taek (Seoul E-Land FC), were once again on the list, and Jung Ji-hoon (Gwangju FC) and Lee Seung-jun ( FC Seoul) and other new faces also took the last chance.
Coach Kim explained, “Since the K-League is currently underway, players who have cooperated with the club were selected first.”
The 2023 U20 World Cup will be held in Argentina from the 20th of next month. The draw will be held on the 21st of this month at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. After the right to host Indonesia was revoked, the venue and schedule for the group draw were newly confirmed on the 18th.
Coach Kim will not be able to participate in the suddenly scheduled group draw due to domestic schedules such as preparation for training, but he plans to head to Argentina to inspect the base camp and stadium after convocation training. Afterwards, he confirms the final entry and convenes the squad again in early May.
Coach Kim said, “I have been preparing for the tournament on the premise that it will be held in Indonesia, but suddenly the venue has been changed to the other side of the world, so there are many urgent tasks to be solved. It is not easy to set up a training schedule to adapt to the local environment. There are difficulties and burdens to do, but I will do my best to prepare.”