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U-18 NT wins 4-0 against Timor-Leste, reaching third victory in a row

Date : 2017.11.07 View : 406
Cho Youngwook, Jeon Sejin and Lee Kangin led Korea Republic U-18 National Football Team (Head coach: Jeong Jeongyong) to a victory against Timor-Leste by 4-0 in the Round 3 for the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers of Group F in match held at Paju Stadium on November 6th. This was the third victory in a row for the U-18 national team, after a win by 11-0 against Brunei Darussala on November 2nd and a 4-0 win against Indonesia two days later, on November 4th. This assures the team qualification to the final tournament.

Playing in 4-3-3 formation with Lee Gyuhyuk (Shingal HS), Lee Jaeik (Boin HS), Kim Hyunwoo (Hyundai HS), and Hwang Taehyeon (Chung-Ang University) as defenders, followed by Jeong Hojin (Younggong HS) keeping his position as defensive midfielder. The second line and front line were composed by Jeong Wooyeong (Daegeon HS), Jeon Sejin (Maetan HS), Go Jaehyeon (Daeryun HS), Lee Sangjun (Gaesung HS). Kim Chan (Pocheol HS) was the striker while Min Sungjun (Daegeon HS) played as the goalkeeper.

The first half ended with a small lead of 1-0 thanks to Jeon Sejin's goal but all the problems were solved after Cho Youngwook came from the bench to score two more goals for the U-18 National Team. Cho Youngwook entered the pitch at 58' and scored two goals during his 30 minutes in play. At 80' he rocked the net after a 1-2 pass with striker Kim Chan to overcome the defense with his right foot and, 6 minutes later, at 81', he performed a precise shot on the right side in the space between the goalkeeper and the post. The goal that consolidated the victory came from a free kick at the end of the match with a superb shot from Lee Kangin.

The U-18 National Team has its last match against Malaysia on November 8th. The winning of each of the 10 groups, the best 5 second positon teams and the host country Indonesia will play at next year's October AFC U-19 Championship.

<2018 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers, Round 2 (4th November)>
Korea Republic 4-0 Timor-Leste
Scores: Jeon Sejin (42'), Cho Youngwook (80’, 86’), Lee Kangin (93’) - Korea Republic
Line up: Min Sungjun (GK), Lee Gyuhyuk, Lee Jaeik, Kim Hyunwoo, Hwang Taehyeon, Jeong Hojin, Jeong Wooyeong (58’ Cho Youngwook), Jeon Sejin (58’ Lee Kangin), Go Jaehyeon, Lee Sangjun (77’ Eom Wonsang), Kim Chan

Words = Oh Myungchul
Photos = KFA