‘U-20 World Cup’ Korea, virtually confirmed for the round of 16… “It’s possible even if we lose the Gambia game”

The Korean national under-20 (U-20) soccer team has actually been confirmed to advance to the round of 16.

Korea, led by coach Kim Eun-jung, will play the final 3rd match of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F group stage against Gambia at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina at 6 am (Korean time) on the 29th.

Korea is currently in second place in the group with one win and one draw. Once they win or draw against Gambia, they will be placed within second place in their group and go directly to the round of 16.

A total of 24 countries will participate in the tournament, which will be divided into 6 groups of 4 countries for the group stage. The top 2 teams in each group and the top 4 teams in each group advance to the round of 16.

Even if Korea loses to Gambia and drops to third place, there is a high chance that Korea will advance to the round of 16. If a team finishes in 3rd place in the group stage, it must compete with the 3rd place teams in the other group.

In this tournament, the top 4 teams out of the 6 third-place teams advance to the round of 16. Korea already has 4 points. If there are two teams with less than 4 points among Groups A to E, which play three games before Group F, Korea will advance to the round of 16 regardless of the outcome of the match against Gambia.

If Korea does not lose to Gambia by 6 goals, they can advance to the round of 16 ahead of New Zealand. If they lose by 5 goals, the goal difference becomes the same, but Korea is already ahead in the number of goals. Korea scored 4 goals and New Zealand scored 3 goals. In addition, depending on the results of Group C and D on the 28th and Group E on the 29th, Korea can confirm its advance to the round of 16 before playing Gambia.스포츠토토

Through the Korea Football Association (KFA), Kim Eun-joong made up his mind, saying, “I have to pour 100% into the match against Gambia, so the current recovery is the most important. I will do my best to recover well.”

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