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South Korean soccer suffers first-ever group stage three defeat at U-17 World Cup

Byun Sung-hwan ended the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup with a three-game group stage sweep.

South Korea, led by Byun Sung-hwan, lost 1-2 to Burkina Faso in their final Group E match at the Jalan Harupat Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia, on Aug. 18.

South Korea, which lost its previous two matches, finished last in the group with a 3-0 record.

It was the first time in 16 years since the 2007 tournament that South Korea had been knocked out in the group stage.

It is the first time they have been swept in the group stage and finished without a single point.

Byun Sung-hwan hoped to play attacking soccer against the world’s top teams and advance beyond the quarterfinals, their best ever finish.

However, defensive fears and bad luck in front of goal prevented him from achieving his goal.

In the first game against the United States, they found the back of the net twice and lost 1-3, and in the second game against France, they dominated the second half but hit the post once and lost 0-1.

At the top of Group E is France, who recorded a 3-0 victory over the United States on Sunday to improve to 9 points from three matches.

The United States sits in second place with a 2-1 record (6 points).

As in games one and two, Kim Myung-joon (Pohang U-18s) was up front, while Yang Min-hyuk (Gangwon) and Yoon Do-young (Daejeon) attacked from the left and right.

Jin Tae-ho (Jeonbuk), Baek In-woo (Yongin Football Center), and Cha Je-hoon (Junggyeonggo) were in charge of the midfield, while Lee Soo-ro (Jeonbuk), Kim Yoo-gun (Seoul), Kang Min-woo (Ulsan), and Lee Chang-woo (Boyango) formed the back line from the left.

Compared to the first and second games, where there were no changes in the defense, three players changed except for Kang Min-woo.

Hong Seong-min (Pohang) kept the goalkeeping gloves.

South Korea had already failed to advance to the round of 16 before the match with Burkina Faso.

This was because Venezuela, who had four points (one win, one draw, and one loss) after the Group F match earlier in the day, had secured fourth place in the standings between the three teams.

The South Koreans, who looked a bit heavy-footed after their elimination, rarely threatened when they had the ball.

South Korea won the ball possession battle 64% to 20% (16% contested) in the first half, but were out-shot 1-7 and out-shot 0-3.

Burkina Faso, who were fast and furious when they had the ball, took the lead through Jack Diarra’s goal in the 24th minute.

Diarra finished a forward pass from Valde Ba on the counterattack with a right-footed shot from the left side of the goal area to split the Korean goal.

Byun Sung-hwan made an offensive change at the start of the second half, bringing off Lee Chang-woo and Cha Je-hoon and introducing Bae Sung-ho (Daejeon) and Hwang Eun-chong (Shin Pyong-go), and it paid off.

In the fourth minute of the second half, Kim Myung-joon, who received a pass from Bae Sung-ho, turned to his left with his back to the defense and fired a right-footed turning shot that hit the goalkeeper’s hands and went into the net.

After tying the game, Byun Sung-hwan-ho tried to attack more aggressively, but an upset goal was hard to come by.

In the end, the final goal belonged to Burkina Faso.

In the 41st minute of the second half, Aboudakar Kamara converted Suleimani Alio’s forward pass from the front of the goal area. 토토사이트

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