Kim Eun-jung-ho’s Korea U-20s took a strong step towards ‘Again in 2019’ by defeating ‘powerhouse’ France in their first match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.
Led by captain Lee Seung-won (Gangwon), who scored a goal and added an assist, the South Korean U-20 team defeated France 2-1 in their first Group F match of the tournament at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on June 23 (KST).
With the Gambia-Honduras match in the same group yet to kick off, South Korea sits atop the group with three points 안전놀이터.
It’s been six years since South Korea won their first group game at the U-20 World Cup since 2017 (3-0 win over Guinea).
At the previous tournament in Poland in 2019, South Korea lost their first match 0-1 to Portugal before rallying to finish as runners-up, their best-ever finish.