The South Korea U17 team, led by Byun Sung-hwan, has been drawn into Port 2 at the FIFA U17 World Cup 2023. They will not be drawn in the same group as Argentina and England.토토사이트

FIFA confirmed and announced the ports of the 24 teams in the tournament on 4 April. The hosts were automatically top-seeded, while the other 23 teams were awarded points based on their last five tournaments.

Based on this, the teams will be drawn into six groups with one team from ports 1-4 in each group, and then the four best performing teams from groups 1, 2, and 3 will advance to the round of 16, where the tournament will crown a winner.

South Korea, who reached the round of 16 at the 2015 tournament and the quarter-finals at the 2019 tournament, earned 13.2 points and were placed in Port 2. This allowed them to avoid the likes of Argentina, England, and Germany, who are also in Port 2.

Brazil, Mexico, France, Spain, and Japan were placed in Port 1, along with Ini. Japan’s entry into Port 1 was a disappointment for South Korea.

Five extra points are awarded to the team that finishes first in the continental qualifiers for the last five tournaments mentioned above, and Japan’s 3-0 win over South Korea in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U17 Asian Cup final made the difference.

If South Korea had beaten Japan, they would have been the top seed with 18.2 points.

In addition, Iran, USA, New Zealand, Senegal, Uzbekistan and Morocco were drawn in Port 3, while Canada, New Caledonia, Panama, Burkina Faso, Poland and Venezuela were drawn in Port 4.

The group draw will take place in Jakarta in August, with the tournament running from 10 November to 2 December.

After a disappointing defeat in the Asian Cup final, Byun Sung-hwan is looking ahead to a bigger stage, saying, “We want to make up for our shortcomings and perform better at the World Cup.”

Defender Kang Min-woo (Ulsan Hyundai Go) also said, “We forgot about the loss against Korea. We want to make a bigger mess at the World Cup.”

South Korea’s previous best results at the tournament were quarter-finals in Nigeria in 2009 and Brazil in 2019.

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