I don’t have much time to prepare. It is a race against time from now on.

On the 18th (Korean time), the International Football Federation (FIFA) confirmed and announced Argentina as the new host country for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Originally, this year’s U-20 World Cup was scheduled to be held in Indonesia. However, there were protests against Israel’s participation in Indonesia, and even the governor of Bali, who was in a public position, actively participated in this movement, which became a problem. FIFA absolutely bans involvement of politics and religion in soccer. In the end, Indonesia was stripped of the hosting rights, and Argentina was chosen as the new host country.토토사이트

All schedules were delayed due to this incident. Originally, the draw for the U-20 World Cup finals was planned to be held at the end of last month, but it will be held in Zurich, Switzerland on the 21st of this month, three weeks later than scheduled. Since the opening ceremony will be held on the 20th of next month, each team must prepare for the competition for only about a month.

Originally, the U-20 national team was scheduled to prepare for the World Cup by participating in a friendly competition held in Indonesia before the tournament. But all the plans went awry, and now we have to come up with a whole new plan. It is like putting the coaching staff into a temporary ‘mental breakdown’.

What is urgent right now is power analysis. After the group draw, U-20 coach Kim Eun-joong plans to analyze the opponent in earnest. There are not many data about each country’s U-20 national team. Players tend to change, and since they are young, there is a big difference from 1-2 years ago, so we need to analyze them based on World Cup qualifier data. You need to look more meticulously and in detail to build a customized strategy.

South Korea was included in Pot 2 thanks to their runner-up finish in the last 2019 tournament. It was the only Asian country to be assigned to the top port. You can wait for the results of the group lottery in a somewhat advantageous position.

Korea faced a challenge at the Asian Cup last March. How to make up for the power leak that occurs when one or two people are missing from an important seat is a particularly important task.

Director Kim, who knows this well, is expected to be busy. Coach Kim toured Europe at the end of last month to check the condition and skills of major foreign players. He even discussed with his club whether to be drafted or not. Based on this database, we need to think about the final entry into the finals, taking into account the existing squad. We need to look at the condition and performance of players currently active in the K-League. Since there is only one month left, director Kim’s plan is expected to be more specific than before.

First of all, the national team will convene on the 24th, centering on players who do not play a lot in the pros, and start preparing for the tournament in earnest.

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