Korea Republic U-23 national team defeated Ghana 3-1 in the first match of the friendly series at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo on Saturday. Kim Hagbum’s side will face Ghana again at the same venue on Tuesday, as they compete for their places in the final squad for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020.
Kim opted for a 4-3-3 formation, led by Um Wonsang, Cho Guesung and Lee Seungwoo up front; Kim Jingyu, Lee Soobin and Jeong Seungwon in midfield; Kim Jinya, Lee Sangmin, Kim Jaewoo and Lee Youheyon at the back; and goalkeeper Ahn Joonsoo. The coach had announced in the press conference earlier on Friday, all the 28 players would be tested over the course of the two-game series.
The hosts surged forward right from the off, with Um breaking through the right channel after six minutes. Wingers Um and Lee Seungwoo created opportunities with their swift runs on both flanks, whilst Ghana sat back and waited for their chances on counters led by Joselpho Barnes. .....
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