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U-20s get a valuable draw… a place in the round of 16 on the line

At the U20 World Cup, South Korea took a step closer메이저놀이터 to reaching the last 16 with a draw against Honduras thanks to the sharp left foot of European international Kim Yong-hak.

The draw was made all the more precious by the fact that it overcame some outrageous and unsportsmanlike behaviour from a Honduran player.

Reporter Kim Ki-bum reports.


The Koreans conceded the first goal to Honduras in the 22nd minute.

Choi Seok-hyun’s foul was declared a penalty kick, which Ochoa scored.

After enjoying the celebration, Ochoa created a bizarre situation just five minutes later.

He got into a fierce tussle with Bae Seo-joon and accidentally hit him in the face with his hand.

During the VAR review, the referee repeated the video several times, but it was an unfortunate ejection.

[Nam Hyun-jong: “You should play football with your feet, not your arms.”]

The Koreans were outnumbered by Honduras, who played with 10 men, but conceded another goal six minutes into the second half to go down 2-0.

In a crisis, Kim Yong-hak, number 7, stepped up to the plate.

He started the chase in the 13th minute of the second half with a long left-footed shot in front of goal.

Four minutes later, Park Seung-ho levelled the scores.

The team pushed Honduras until the very end, but were denied by their goalkeeper, leaving the score at 2-2.

[Kim Yong-hak, U20 National Football Team: “We had a lot of chances to score, but we missed a lot of them, so I think it’s disappointing. We’ll try to win the last game so we can advance to the round of 16.”]

The national team’s performance left something to be desired.

Following Choi Seok-hyun, who was sent off in second-half stoppage time, goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong, who was cautioned for stalling, will miss the third game due to accumulated cautions.

The team, which finished second in the group with one win and one draw, will advance to the round of 16 for the third consecutive time on its own if it draws with Gambia in the final match on the 29th.

I’m Kim Ki-bum for KBS News.

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