The Korean U-20 men’s soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, is set to compete in the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Argentina on the 20th local time.
17 out of 21 players in the national team are composed of players who play in the K-League. Young K-Leagues are casting their votes to the world.
The Professional Football Federation held a weekly briefing at the Soccer Center in Sinmun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 16th and introduced K-League players participating in the U-20 World Cup.
Of the total 21 members of the U-20 national team, 17 are K-League players (approximately 81%), and 14 (approximately 66%) are from K-League youth, a significant proportion. 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland national team total of 21 players, 15 K-League and 12 players from K-League Youth, this is an increase of 2 players.
As for the number of players selected by team, FC Seoul (Cho Young-gwang, Kang Seong-jin, Lee Seung-jun) has the most with 3, followed by Incheon United (Park Hyun-bin, Park Seung-ho), Jeonbuk Hyundai (Park Chang-woo, Kang Sang-yoon), and Gimcheon Managing Director (Kim Jun-hong, Lee Young-jun) with 2 each. .
One of the key players, Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen), joined Daejeon in the 2022 season after graduating from Jinwi High School in Pyeongtaek. This season, his second year as a professional player, he recorded the most appearances (7 games) among the U-20 national team players, and is characterized by better experience and game sense than other players.
Bae Jun-ho is a midfielder resource with excellent passing, breakthrough and decision-making power, and is evaluated as having a similar style to Lee Chung-yong. Starting with the first selection of the U-20 national team in January 2022, he has been steadily putting his name on Kim Eun-joong, and he is expected to play an active role as an ace in this tournament. 메이저사이트
Central defender Kim Ji-soo (Seongnam FC) is from Seongnam Youth, who has gone through both the Seongnam U-15 and U-18 teams. work) was established. After that, he played an active role in the league game as a main player, and in the same year, he made his name known by participating in the Coupang Play Series team K-League vs. Tottenham match. As a center back with a height of 192 cm, Kim Ji-soo’s strengths include good delivery power, excellent physical combat, and a stable defense that is not befitting of his age.
Kim Ji-soo, who received attention from prestigious European teams such as Bayern Munich (Germany) and Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), received a transfer offer from Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL) on the 15th and was informed that he was currently negotiating.
In addition, K-League young pitchers such as Kang Seong-jin (FC Seoul), Lee Yeong-jun (Gimcheon Sangmu), and Park Chang-woo (Jeonbuk Hyundai) are challenging the world.