Kim Eun-Joong scored the first goal for Korea against France.
Kim Eun-joong’s U20 team took a 1-0 halftime lead against France in their first match of Group F at the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina at 3:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
The starting lineup was revealed before the match. Kim Eun-ho lined up in a 3-4-3 formation with Lee Young-joon, Kim Yong-hak, and Kang Sung-jin in the back three, Lee Seung-won, Kang Sang-yoon, and Park Chang-woo in the midfield, and Choi Seok-hyun, Kim Ji-su, and Lee Chan-wook in the back four. Kim Jun-hong was in goal 토토사이트.
France used a 4-3-3 formation. Alain Birginius, Antoine Joubert, and Wilsson Odoré were the back three, with Florent Da Silva Sanchez, Warang Bongdo, and Martine Adelinga in the middle. The back four was Tangi Zukru, Cheikh Keita, Jordão Semedou Varela, and Brayan Pereira. Goalkeeper Timothy Rotutala was in goal.
In the ninth minute, Lee Young-joon attempted a right-footed mid-range shot from outside the penalty area. The shot was low and headed for the goal, but was saved by the keeper.
In the 14th minute, Lee Seung-won won a foul in the center of the opponent’s area and kept the ball. Lee took the kick himself and fired a right-footed shot that was blocked by the defense.
South Korea scored the first goal after withstanding the French attack. In the 23rd minute, after blocking a French corner kick, Kim Yong-hak sprinted down the left side of the field and launched a counterattack. Kim Yong-hak peeled off one defender, crossed the halfway line, and found Lee Seung-won cutting in from the other side. After getting close to the penalty area, Lee fired a precise right-footed shot into the back of the net.