The Korean U20 (under-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong 스포츠토토 challenges China to advance to the Asian semifinals and the U20 FIFA World Cup finals.
Korea will play the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup quarterfinal against China at JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at 7:00 pm (hereinafter Korean time) on the 12th.
It is a must-win game for Korea, which is aiming to regain the top spot in Asia for the first time in 11 years since winning the championship in 2012.
In addition, the FIFA U20 World Cup finals are at stake.
This tournament also serves as the Asian qualifier for the U20 World Cup, so only those in the semifinals can qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup to be held in Indonesia in May. It is a stage that Korea, who won the runner-up in the 2019 competition, cannot miss.
The opponent in the one-and-done showdown, where a lot is at stake, is China.
China has recently shown a downward trend in the national team and the national team by age group, but in this tournament, it is showing formidable power, such as beating ‘championship candidate’ Saudi Arabia 2-0.