U20 World Cup host confirmed a month before the tournament… Kim Eun-joong starts a fight against time

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The venue for the 2023 U20 World Cup was finalized only about a month before the opening. The Korean U20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, is now preparing for the World Cup in earnest.

On the 18th (Korean time), the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced that Argentina would host the 2023 U20 World Cup. The group draw will be held at FIFA headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on the 21st local time, and the tournament will open on May 20th as per the existing schedule.

Indonesia was originally the host country for the 2023 U20 World Cup, but FIFA recently revoked the right to host it. Negative public opinion was formed in Indonesia, an Islamic country, against Israel, a participating country. FIFA made a decision as the level gradually rose due to the refusal of the players to enter the country and the threat of terrorism. As a result, Indonesia also lost the right to participate in the tournament, which was obtained as the host country. Argentina will also replace it.토토사이트

South Korea qualified for the World Cup by advancing to the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup held in March. As the’defending champion’ Ukraine was not allowed to participate in this tournament, Korea is the best performing team in the previous tournament among the participating countries in the 2023 finals. Korea won the runner-up thanks to Lee Kang-in’s performance at the 2019 Poland U20 World Cup, which won the Golden Ball (Best Player).

The U20 national team is now preparing for the tournament in earnest. As the venue, which was uncertain, is finalized, necessary procedures such as due diligence will be carried out. There isn’t much time left before the opening. A KFA official said, “We expected it, but the official announcement was later than planned. We will prepare promptly.”

Domestic training regardless of the venue will proceed as prepared according to the existing schedule. Coach Kim will convene and inspect the team next week. Due to domestic schedules such as preparation for training, it is expected that it will be difficult for coach Kim to directly participate in the group draw ceremony to be held three days later. The final list is said to be announced in early May.

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