Japan has not forgotten the defeat it suffered against Korea four years ago.

The Japanese under-20 (U-20) national team, led by coach Koichi Togashi, will play the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup semifinal against Iraq at the JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time). Japan advanced to the semifinals by beating China (2-1), Kyrgyzstan (3-0), Saudi Arabia (2-1), and Jordan (2-0).mma 토토

On the 13th, Geki Soccer, a Japanese soccer media outlet, said, ‘Japan caught Jordan and advanced to the semifinals. He also won the right to advance to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Indonesia in May. The U-20 World Cup is held every two years. It was originally scheduled to open in 2021. However, it was canceled due to COVID-19. This competition is the first since 2019. Japan’s best ever finish was runner-up in 1999. In 2019, it was reported that it was defeated by Korea in the round of 16.

It was four years ago. The Korean U-20 national team, led by coach Jeong Jeong-yong at the time, defeated Japan 1-0 in the round of 16. It was a game where Lee Kang-in, the ‘youngest brother’, played the role of an ace as a free-roller. Lee Kang-in did his part not only in the Korea-Japan match, but also in this tournament, and won the ‘Golden Ball’, the equivalent of MVP.

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