The Korea Under-17 Men’s National Team got off to a disappointing start at the World Cup with a loss in its first game.
The Korea U-17 Men’s National Team, led by Byun Sung-hwan, fell 1-3 to the United States of America in their first match of Group E at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday.
South Korea threatened the U.S. goal in the fifth minute when Yoon Do-young hit the post with a fantastic bicycle kick after a cross from Yang Min-hyuk’s breakaway.레모나토토 도메인
Two minutes later, however, the U.S. took the lead when Harangi’s low cross from the right flank was cleared off the line by Kang Min-woo, but the ball fell to an onrushing Birchmas, who calmly finished to give the U.S. the lead.
South Korea’s players celebrate during their U-17 World Cup group stage match against the United States on Wednesday.
Undaunted by the concession, the young Taegeuk Warriors regrouped around their captain, Kim Myung-joon, and found the back of the net again in the 33rd minute when Yang Min-hyuk found the back of the net following a breakaway.
With a renewed sense of confidence, Korea managed to level the score at 1-1 in the 35th minute when Yang Min-hyuk’s mid-range shot rebounded off a save by the opposing goalkeeper and was slotted home by Kim Myung-joon, who was on the doorstep.
However, South Korea conceded a second goal in the fourth minute of the second half after a shot by Birchmas and a second shot by Medina, and conceded a wedge goal by Birchmas in the 28th minute of the second half to lose 1-3.
Meanwhile, South Korea, which is in Group E with the U.S., France and Burkina Faso, will look to advance to the Round of 16 with games against France on Sept. 15 and Burkina Faso on Sept. 18.