It did not even reach the round of 16 in a tournament involving 24 teams. Lost all three games, two points and six runs. He aimed for at least the quarterfinals with attacking football at the forefront, but the results and contents were all too disappointing.
The Korean men’s under-17 (U-17) national soccer team was eliminated early from the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup due to all three losses in the group stage. 안전놀이터
South Korea, led by head coach Byun Hyung-hwan, lost 1-2 to Burkina Faso in the final third Group E match of the tournament in Bandung, Indonesia, on the 18th. South Korea, which lost to the U.S. (1-3) and France (0-1), finished the tournament at the bottom of the group stage. It is the first time in 16 years that Korea has been eliminated from the group stage in this tournament since the 2007 tournament. It is the first time that he has lost all games since 1987 when he played seven times.
Korea’s performance has declined as the game went on. In the first match against the U.S., the number of shots was higher than that of the opponent, but the play became slower and dull. In the game against the U.S., he had 22 shots (8 in the U.S.). However, the number of shots against France dropped sharply to six (12 in France). He also shot only six shots (16 Burkina Faso) against Burkina Faso. The Korea-Burkina Faso match took place after both countries failed to advance to the round of 16. It was hard for both sides to get motivated, but it was Korea that was relatively more lethargic.
After finishing second with offensive football at the Asian Youth Championship in July, coach Byun Kyung-hwan also advocated offensive football at this world tournament. However, the attacking football, which was played under the concept of defense, was reckless. The defensive organization was loose and there was no division of roles between defenders. In general, the pressure of almost all players was weak, and pass misses and complacent ball handling were frequent. South Korea played three times as many passes (728-229) against Burkina Faso, but there were too many scared back passes and meaningless side passes. This is why even though they were far ahead of 65%-24% in ball possession, they fell behind in the number of shots, not to mention goals.
He was weak in physical strength and lacked motivation. Players who caught the ball were often isolated, and the overall movement of the players was so slow that it was difficult to find a place to pass forward. Individual play was also repeated. As rumors spread that European scouts were keeping an eye on some Korean players just before the tournament, some strikers say that the team did not focus on winning but focused on revealing themselves.
Japan advanced to the round of 16 with two wins and one loss (four wins and three losses), Iran with two wins and one loss (nine wins and four losses), and Uzbekistan with one win, one draw and one loss (five wins and five losses). All three teams passed the group stage as the third-place wild card in the group, but they were better than Korea in all aspects. As Iran and Uzbekistan, which are ranked lower than Korea in the recent Asian Championships, have advanced to the round of 16, Korea’s severe slump is even more painful. “Attacking football, which is played in a state of unstable defense, may never work on the world stage, even if it is in Asia,” a soccer coach said. “I hope the leaders and young players feel a lot and reflect on themselves.”