Kim Eun Joong-ho leads South Korea through the group stage ‘unbeaten.
The South Korea Under-20 National Team, led by head coach Kim Eun-Joong, drew 0-0 with the Gambia on Monday morning (Sept. 29) at the Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, in their third Group F match of the tournament. With the draw, South Korea secured second place in Group F with one win and two draws (5 points), behind the Gambia (2 wins, 1 draw and 7 points). The U-20 World Cup features 12 teams in each group, with the top four finishers advancing to the round of 16.
메이저놀이터 Korea will open the Round of 16 against Group B runner-up Ecuador (2 W, 1 D, +9 Goal Differential) at 6 a.m. ET on June 2 at Santiago del Estero Stadium. The Round of 16 opponents met four years ago. Ecuador won 1-0 in the semifinals of the 2019 tournament in Poland when South Korea finished as runners-up.
Meanwhile, with the conclusion of Group F, the round of 16 has also been finalized. Argentina, Uzbekistan, and New Zealand (Group A); USA, Ecuador, and Slovakia (Group B); Colombia and Israel (Group C); Brazil, Italy, and Nigeria (Group D); England, Uruguay, and Tunisia (Group E); and The Gambia and South Korea (Group F). In South Korea’s final Group F match, 10-man France (P-3, G-0) beat Uruguay (P-1) 3-1 to move into third place in the group, but fell short on goal difference to Group E’s third-place Tunisia (P-3, G+1) to advance to the Round of 16.