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South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wook's late goal bring glory to Korean

South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wook's late goal bring glory to Korean

After turning Uzbekistan U23 into a former king, Saudi Arabia U23 could not make a miracle against the kimchi team.

South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wooks late goal bring glory to Korean

South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wooks late goal bring glory to Korean

South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wooks late goal bring glory to Korean

After 120 minutes of intense stress, the South Korea U23 team defeated Saudi Arabia U23 to win the 2020 U23 AFC Championship.

Despite being more appreciated, the Korean U23 is the team facing the first dangerous situations. In the 2nd minute, the Saudi U23 team had a real chance with the finish of Al-Hamdan.

The blue shirt players actively play with a low squad and wait for the opportunity. They almost had the opening goal after goalkeeper Beom-Keun's mistake. Luckily for the Korean U23, the opponent could not convert that chance into a goal.

The match must go into 2 extra halves. At the moment everyone was thinking about the thrilling 11m series, suddenly the goal came in the 115th minute: Jong Tae-wook found back of the net after a free-kick outside the penalty area. Al Yami goalkeeper, no matter how outstanding beforeward, must watch the ball into the net.

Tae-wook's only goal won the title for the Korean U23 team. This is the first time South Korea U23 ascended the No. 1 position in the AFC U23 tournament. Previously, their best performance was the runner-up in 2016.

Congratulations to the South Korea U23 team!!!

South Korea U23 vs Saudi Arabia U23 match information

Time: 20:30 (GMT+8) on January 26th

Venue: Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok

Competition: AFC U23 Championship 2020 final

In AFC U23 Championship 2020, the South Korea U23 showed its outstanding strength in the group stage as well as the knockout round. With the soft victory against Jordan U23 and Australia U23, the South Korean team became a strong candidate for the title. A ticket to attend the Olympic Games is definitely within the reach of Kim Hak Bum's team, but now their top goal is the U23 AFC title after many years of waiting.

South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wooks late goal bring glory to Korean

On the other side of the battle line, Saudi Arabia U23 also showed a very solid and disciplined play right from the group stage. The 1-0 victory over the defending champion Uzbekistan U23 helped Saudi Arabia U23 make sure to attend the Olympic Games 2020. Now they need to focus their best and determination in order to beat South Korea U23, thereby creating a shock in the whole 2020 tournament.

South Korea U23 is a strong candidate for the championship. In the history of confrontation between the two teams, South Korea U23 won 2 matches and drew 1 match.

In terms of force and performance, experts still rate South Korea U23 higher than Saudi Arabia U23 one level. The winless streak against South Korea U23 also created considerable pressure for the West Asia team. However, Saudi Arabia U23 still has a chance to show solid and disciplined play as they were in the tournament. They will have to concentrate their efforts to create an earthquake against the Asian giant.

South Korea U23 1-0 Saudi Arabia U23: Jeong Tae-Wooks late goal bring glory to Korean

The participation in the final is a huge success for Saudi Arabia U23, however, the perspective that coach Saad Ali Al Shehri's team crown is not really feasible. South Korea U23 is showing overwhelming compared to every team in this year's tournament. Therefore, it will not be surprising that the Kim Chi team will raise the trophy after the final.

South Korea U23 vs Saudi Arabia U23 possible lineups:

South Korea U23: Song Bum Keun, Kang Yun Seong, Kim Jae Woo, Kim Jin Ya, Kim Dong Hyun, Kim Jin Kyu, Mang Seong Ung, Lee Dong Gyeong, Jeong Woo Yeong, Oh Se Hun, Lee Dong Jun.

Saudi Arabia U23: Al-Yami, Saud Abdulhamid, Hassan M Tambakti, Abdulbaset Al-Hindi, Kahlid Al-Dubaysh, Ali Al-Hassan, Mukhtar Ali, Ayman Al-Khalif, Sami Al-Najei, Abdulrahman Gharib, Abdullah Al-Hamdan.