Nigeria ahead of the game against Korea, growing expectations… “Just do it like the Italy-Argentina match”

“You can win, don’t be careless”.

The Korean under-20 (U-20) national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will play against Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on the 5th (Korean time).메이저사이트

Previously, Kim Eun-joong defeated France 2-1 in the first match of the group stage, and recorded 1 win and 2 draws to advance to the round of 16 in second place in the group.

In addition, in the round of 16 held on the 2nd, he showed sharp performance against Ecuador and won 3-2 after a slugfest, advancing to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive time.

The opponent is Nigeria, the best flying eagles in Africa. Previously, Brazil and Italy recorded 2 wins and 1 loss in Group D, and joined the round of 16 in 3rd place in the group.

Nigeria, which defeated Italy in the group stage, advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Argentina 2-0 in the round of 16.

[Photo] Nigeria Football Federation official social media
In particular, Nigeria is evaluated as a traditional powerhouse in the national team by age group. In the U-20 World Cup, he was runner-up twice (1989, 2005) and also stood out in the Olympics (1996 Atlanta Gold Medal, 2008 Beijing Silver Medal, 2016 Bronze Medal).

Nigeria, whose expectations were raised by the match against Argentina, is also hoping to advance to the final. Nigerian Football Federation President Ibrahim Gusau has asked the Nigerian Under-20 squad to do everything they can to win.

President Gusau emphasized, “The Korea Match is very important. I believe you can do it for yourself, your family, and most of all, Nigeria, the country you love.”

He added, “The people of Nigeria are satisfied with your performance at the U-20 World Cup. We strongly support you too.”

[Photo] Provided by the Korea Football Association
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s ‘Vanguard’ expected, “The U-20 national team can beat Korea sufficiently. The match against Argentina will be of great help to them.”

Vanguard said, “Nigeria gained confidence in themselves by defeating Italy and Argentina in this tournament. All they need is the confidence and fighting spirit they showed then.”

As a cautionary note for the Korean War, the media advised, “It is a strong and fast team. Strengthen the midfield to block the opponent and take advantage of the opportunities that come to us.”

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