For the third consecutive FIFA U-20 World Cup, South Korea’s soccer team advanced to the round of 16 for the third consecutive tournament and continued to make strong strides towards ‘Again in 2019’.
Japan slipped to third place in Group C of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup after coming from behind to lose 1-2 against Israel at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on Monday (June 28), leaving them with three points (1-2).
As a result, South Korea (4 points) has booked its ticket to the Round of 16, as it can still finish in the “top four teams in Group F” even if it loses its third Group F match against Gambia (6 points) at the Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, at 6 a.m. on June 29.
At the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the Round of 16 is made up of the 12 teams that finish first or second in each of the groups A through F and the top four teams from each group’s third place finish.
Of the top three teams to finish the group stage so far, Slovakia in Group B and Japan in Group C are tied on three points, neither of which can match South Korea’s points total with one game remaining. 안전놀이터
As a result, even if South Korea falls to third place in the group, they will still be among the “top four teams in Group 3” and advance to the Round of 16 regardless of the outcome of their final match against The Gambia on Monday.
South Korea has now reached the round of 16 in three consecutive tournaments, starting with South Korea 2017 (round of 16), Poland 2019 (runner-up) and now Argentina.