Korea falls to Italy in FIFA U-20 World Cup semifinals


Korea’s U-20 football team suffered a 2-1 defeat against Italy in the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The match remained tied until the 86th minute when Simone Pafundi scored a free-kick goal to secure the victory for Italy. Korean captain Lee Seung-won had earlier equalized the score with a penalty in the first half.

Despite their loss, Korea had a strong tournament, reaching the semifinals for the second consecutive time. They were the runners-up in the previous edition in 2019, and the 2021 competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.메이저사이트

Next, Korea will face Israel in the third-place match, scheduled to take place in La Plata. The team will aim to finish the tournament on a high note and secure a podium finish.

It’s worth noting that Korea has yet to win a FIFA men’s tournament. However, they achieved success in the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup, clinching the title in 2010. Lee Seung-won’s performance in the tournament has been noteworthy, with two goals and four assists to his name, matching Lee Kang-in’s performance in the 2019 edition when he was named the Golden Ball winner as the tournament’s MVP.

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