Two-goal deficit to Honduras…Gambia draws to advance to round of 16

South Korea drew with Honduras at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. It was disappointing not to win despite having one of their players sent off, but the draw overcame a two-goal deficit and moved them closer to the round of 16.메이저사이트

Our team was down to a penalty kick goal in the 22nd minute of the first half against Honduras, who came into the game with one loss.

The player who scored the first goal was sent off just five minutes later for hitting Bae Seo-joon with his arm, and despite our early numerical advantage, the game didn’t get any easier, and we conceded another goal six minutes into the second half.

With a two-goal deficit, coach Kim Eun-joong decided to make a substitution, which led to a ‘great comeback’.

In the 13th minute of the second half, Kim Yong-hak, a European striker who plays in Portugal, scored the winning goal with a sharp left-footed shot.

Then, just four minutes later, the equalizer came from a set piece opportunity.

Substitute Park Seung-ho headed home Lee Seung-won’s corner kick to tie the game.

With the momentum in our favor, our players pushed forward in hopes of a comeback, but unfortunately, we had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

[Kim Eun-joong/U-20 National Team Head Coach: We could have scored more goals, as we were a little unsettled on some of our better chances, and I’m a little disappointed with that].

Our team finished second in the group behind Gambia, who punched their ticket to the Round of 16 with two straight wins.

While we missed a chance to book our place in the Round of 16 early, our Round of 16 prospects are still bright as we picked up valuable points.

If we beat Gambia in our final group game on the 29th, we’ll finish first in the group, and if we draw, we’ll finish second, and even if we lose, we’re still more likely to advance than be eliminated.

Like our first round win over powerhouse France, fans are hoping that the next Gambia game will be a cooler affair with no “what ifs”.

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