South Korea rallied from 0-2 down to earn a 2-2 draw against Honduras to advance to the Round of 16.
The South Korea Under-20 team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, drew 2-2 with Honduras in their second Group F match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 at the Malvinas Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina on Friday (July 25).
The draw leaves South Korea with a 1-1 record after a 2-1 victory over France in their first group game and a chance for a second straight win against Honduras. Topping Group F is The Gambia, who also won back-to-back games against Honduras and France.
South Korea started Lee Young-joon, Kim Yong-hak, Lee Seung-won, Kang Sung-jin, Kang Sang-yoon, Bae Jun-ho, Park Chang-woo, Choi Seok-hyun, Kim Ji-ji, Bae Seo-joon, and Kim Jun-hong.
Honduras lined up in a 4-2-3-1 with Marco Aseituno up front, followed by Hefrin Macias, Isaac Castillo, Exon Arsu, David Luis Ochoa, Tomas Sorto, Javier Ariaga, Jeremy Rodas, Anfronit Tatum, Felix Garcia, and Jurgen Garcia.
In the midst of this exploratory game, bad news for Honduras. Frontline striker Aseituno sprained his ankle in the previous play and went down on his own.
As a result, Honduras pulled Aceituno early in the game and brought on Daniel Carter Boden.
However, South Korea took the lead. Honduras’ Daniel Carter Boden collided with Choi Seok-hyun on a breakaway.
The referee awarded a penalty kick after a VAR review. Kicker Ochoa stepped up to take the kick and it went in after being hit by Kim Jun-hong’s hand.
Ochoa, who scored in the 27th minute of the first half, was shown a red card. While battling for the ball with Bae Seo-joon near the touchline, Ochoa struck Bae in the face with his right hand. Ochoa expressed his frustration after receiving a precise blow to the face.
The referee went to the VAR and canceled the yellow card and then showed the red card. Ochoa was sent off after scoring a goal, and he had the disgrace of joining the ‘Garinsha Club’.
South Korea continued to harass Honduras, with Kim Yong-hak hitting the post with a sharp shot. They spent six minutes of first-half stoppage time trying to find an equalizer. The first half ended with Honduras leading 1-0. 메이저사이트
In the second half, South Korea continued to attack aggressively. They pressed hard against a one-man Honduran defense. However, they were unable to capitalize. Despite their fierce moves, they were far from the goal.
To make matters worse, South Korea conceded another goal. Honduras scored six minutes into the second half when Castillo converted a pass from Carter with a sharp right-footed shot.