After surpassing its highest-ever finish, the South Korea Under-17 National Team lost its first game at the World Cup.
Byun Sung-hwan’s U-17 team suffered a 1-3 defeat against the United States of America in their first match of Group E at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023 at the Jakarta International Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.레모나토토 주소
The result leaves South Korea in third place in the group behind France and the United States, who each have one win. Burkina Faso is in fourth place.
On the day, Byun Sung-hwan seemed to take control of the game when Yoon Do-young hit the post with a fantastic bicycle kick in the fifth minute, but conceded the first goal to Nymphasha Birchmas in the seventh minute. In the 35th minute, Kim Myung-joon equalized to give the team the momentum back.
However, they conceded a third goal in the fourth minute of the second half to Cruz Medina and a fourth in the 28th minute to Birchmas.
South Korea reached the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup in 1987, 2009 and 2019, its best ever performance at the tournament.
Byun Sung-hwan will face France on Sept. 15 in the second round of group play.
The U-17 World Cup is divided into six groups of four nations, with the top two finishers in each group and the four best third-place finishers advancing to the round of 16.