The South Korean under-17 men’s national soccer team will depart for Indonesia on Saturday afternoon to compete in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The U-17 team, led by head coach Byun Sung-hwan, will compete in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which kicks off on Tuesday in Indonesia .Korea is in Group E alongside the United States, France, and Burkina Faso and will open the tournament against the United States on Nov. 12.The U-17 World Cup features 24 nations in six groups, with the USA and France playing in Jakarta and Burkina Faso in Bandung.
The second-place finishers advance to the round of 16, while the third-place finishers are matched against the third-place finishers from the other groups, with the top four nations joining them in the round of 16.The South Korean U-17 team, coached by Byun Sung-hwan, qualified for the World Cup after finishing as runners-up at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Asian Cup in Thailand in July .South Korea’s previous best result at the U-17 World Cup was a quarterfinal appearance in 1987, 2009 and 2019.
The team has been training at the National Football Team Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do since October 30.”We know that the best result is the quarterfinals, but we will try to go beyond that,” said Byun Sung-hwan, the head coach, in an interview. Meanwhile, due to an injury to midfielder Kim Sung-ju (Suwon Samsung U-18), Hwang Eun-chong (Chungnam Shinpyeong High School) was selected as a substitute and left for 토토 Indonesia on the same day.