In our 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup update, the U-20 South Korean Football team just made it past the quarter-finals. This is because in yesterday’s football matchup, between South Korea and Nigeria, the Korean football team outdid itself. In the end, the result of their effort was evident as South Korea Defeats Nigeria 1-0 in the U-20 World Cup.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship tournament for footballers under the age of 20. According to football betting news, the tournament began on May 20 and is being held in Argentina.
South Korea Defeats Nigeria 1-0 in the U-20 World Cup and Advance to the Semifinals
The match took place at Santiago del Estero Stadium in Santiago del Estero in northern Argentina. Even though the Korean team had early dominance in the game, it did not last long. This is because throughout the entire game, Nigeria made 22 shots while South Korea only had 4. While it is true that Nigeria was more aggressive, they were unable to score. Thus, the match was scoreless and went into overtime.
5 minutes in the overtime, Captain Lee Seung-won took a corner. Using this opportunity, Choi Seok-hyun met it with his head to redirect the ball into the far corner. Thankfully for Korea, it went past the helpless Nigerian goalkeeper Kingsley Aniagboso. Thus, Korea took the lead and was keen on keeping it. In addition, this was Korea’s first shot on target during the entire match.
Needless to say, this knock-out game was very intense from start to end. Especially as Korea had to keep Nigeria from scoring for another 25 minutes. However, Nigeria was unable to respond despite several close attempt from Ume Emmanuel.
With this latest win, only 4 teams remain for the U-20 FIFA World Cup. They are Uruguay, Israel, Italy, and South Korea who will be playing in the semifinals this Thursday. The South Korean national football team has never won a FIFA Tile in a men’s tournament. However, this year Korean football betting fans are hoping the outcome will be different with this team.
2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup Semifinal Odds
Uruguay vs Israel U-20 Wordl Cup Betting Odds
- Uruguay U20: -112
- Israel U20: +315
Italy vs South Korea U-20 World Cup Betting Odds
- Italy U20: -164
- South KoreaU20: +443