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21 finalists confirmed for the U-20 World Cup… Seongjin Kang, Jisu Kim, etc.

The 21 representative players to participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Argentina, including Kang Seong-jin (Seoul) and Kim Ji-su (Seongnam), have been finalized.

On the 16th, the Korea Football Association announced on the 5th that the 21 players who finally boarded ‘Kim Eun-joong’ to participate in the upcoming U-20 World Cup.

16 players who participated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup held in March, including captain Lee Seung-won (Gangwon) and Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon), were called back by manager Kim Eun-joong.

Park Seung-ho (Incheon), Lee Seung-jun (Seoul), Lee Chan-wook (Gyeongnam), and Choi Ye-hoon (Busan), who were not able to participate in the Asian Cup, were also included in the list.

Lee Seung-jun, the second son of Lee Eul-yong, general manager of the Yongin City Football Center, follows his father and older brother Leeㅋㅋㅋ벳 Tae-seok (Seoul, 2019 U-17 World Cup) to participate in FIFA-sponsored competitions. This is the first time in Korea that all three fathers have participated in a FIFA competition.

Among the three overseas players summoned to the training that started on the 1st, Cho Jin-ho (Fenerbahce) was unable to board. Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense) and Lee Ji-hoon (Freiburg) were selected by coach Kim.

In this U-20 World Cup, which will be held from the 21st in Korean time, the national team competes in Group F with France, Honduras and Gambia.

24 teams will participate in this tournament, and the top 4 teams from the 1st and 2nd places in each group and the 3rd place in each group will advance to the round of 16. The national team convenes at the Paju NFC (National Soccer Team Training Center) on the afternoon of the 6th and departs on the 7th.

After training for 10 days in Sao Paulo, Brazil, neighboring Argentina, and playing practice games with local club teams, they will move to Mendoza, Argentina, where all three group matches will be held on the 17th.

The national team, which will play the first match against France on the 23rd, will face Honduras on the 26th and Gambia on the 29th. South Korea won the runner-up, the best ever, with Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who won the Golden Ball for the best player at the 2019 Polish tournament.

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