The U-19 National team led by head coach JEONG Jeongyong lost at the 1st round match of 2018 Toulon Tournament with the France U-21 national team by the score of 1-4. The match was held on 27th at the Lattre de Tassigny Stadium in Aubagne, France. The Korea U-19 team suffered throughout the whole match, unable to get through strong pressure from France.
Korea kicked off with 4-3-3 formation, placing OH Sehun(Ulsan Hyudai) at the center, CHO Youngwook(FC Seoul) and KIM Gyuhyeong(GNK Dinamo Zagreb) at both sides of the front line. At the middle line, there were JEON Sejin(Suwon Samsung Bluewings), JEONG Hojin(Korea Univ.) and LEE Kangin(Valencia CF.), followed by LEE Kyuhyuk(Dongguk Univ.), LEE Jaeik(Gangwon FC), KO Junhee(Boin HS.) and HWANG Taehyeon(Ansan Greeners FC) as four backs at the defense line. MIN Seongjun(Korea Univ.) kept the goal post.
This tournament can be considered as a practice for the AFC U-19 Championship finals that will be held at the upcoming October. Only the top four teams of U-19 Championship can participate at the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland......
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