It’s the backup goalkeeper’s turn to make his mark.
Kim Eun-joong’s South Korea Under-20 football team will face Gambia in their third Group F match of the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on 29 June at 6am.
It’s time for a new goalkeeper. South Korea handed the gloves to Kim Jun-hong (Gimcheon Commerce) in their two previous matches against France (2-1 win) and Honduras (2-2 draw). Kim was nicknamed “Light Jun-hong” for his dazzling saves and reliable handling of aerial balls against France.
However, due to an incomprehensible call, he conceded a penalty kick (PK) and received a warning. He collided with the opposing striker, but referee John Ospina called a foul on Kim Jun-hong. He complained of a headache after the foul and conceded the PK.
He was also cautioned in the second game먹튀검증. It came in late extra time with the score tied at 2-2. Kim Jun-hong was shown a yellow card for delaying time while preparing to take a goal kick. With one red card each for Game 1 and Game 2, Kim will not be able to play in Game 3.
The other two goalkeepers, Moon Hyun-ho (Chungnam Asan) and Kim Jung-hoon (Korea University), are ready to go. Moon is 193 centimetres tall. He is the tallest of the 21 South Korean players in the tournament. He is regarded as a clever player with a good defence thanks to his excellent physical condition.
There”s also Kim Jung-hoon. He was born in 2004 and is one year younger than Kim Jun-hong and Moon Hyun-ho. He has good footwork and is praised for his build-up play. Of the 21 players, only Choi Seok-hyun (Dankook University) and Kim Jung-hoon are university students. The other 19 players are from professional teams.
“Recovery is the most important thing,” said Kim Eun-joong, who is preparing for the third match. We will recover well and then give more than 100 per cent in the Gambia match.” With one win and one draw, South Korea is currently second in the group, while their third-place opponents, the Gambia, are top of the group with two wins. South Korea must beat the Gambia to top the group.