The best and the worst were avoided. However, preparation is still not easy.
Kim Eun-joong, who will participate in the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, received a relatively easy grouping. Little Taegeuk Warriors were tied in Group F with France, Gambia and Honduras in the group draw held in Zurich, Switzerland on the 21st (Korean time). Korea, which took second place with Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) at the 2019 tournament held in Poland, was assigned to pot 2 in the pot organization based on the results of the previous five tournaments. I avoided Brazil and England.
The best expected was the United States (Port 1), Fiji (Port 2) and the Dominican Republic (Port 4), and the worst was to belong with Argentina (Port 1), Nigeria (Port 3) and Israel (Port 4).
According to the continental allocation principle, Korea has a 67% chance of being in a group with Argentina or Uruguay in pot 1. However, Korea avoided Argentina, the host country, and Uruguay, which are adjacent to it, and joined France in a group. Of course, France is not an easy opponent. France reached the semifinals at the 2022 UEFA U-19 Championship. Although they suffered a 1-2 shock defeat to Israel in the semifinals, they passed the group stage perfectly with a complete victory. Got Italy too. Rennes striker Roum Chauna was the top scorer of the tournament with four goals. Even in the past record, they are absolutely inferior with 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses. However, from Kim Eun-joong’s point of view, it is a fortunate result to avoid the fierce cheering of Argentine and Uruguay fans. Moreover, this match is the first leg. 스포츠토토
Honduras, the opponent in the second game, is the most certain one-win victim. Honduras reached the semifinals at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, but is ahead with two wins in the past. In terms of style, he is the most worthy opponent. The Gambia is an ambush. They finished runner-up at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) U-20 Nations Cup. Although they are ahead with one win in their opponents, in the U-20 World Cup, the African continental team, which is physically strong, is always difficult.