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The South Korea Under-22 men’s national soccer team, coached by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated the France U-21 national team, coached by Thierry Henry, 3-0.
The South Koreans defeated the French in a friendly match at Stade Ocean in Le Havre, France, on Monday morning (Nov. 21), thanks to a pair of goals from Minnesota’s Top Bin, who plays in the Major League Soccer (MLS), and a late wedge goal from Hong Yun-sang (Pohang).
France had a number of promising youngsters playing for prestigious clubs, including Mathis Thiel (Bayern Munich) and Bradley Barcola (Paris Saint-Germain), but it wasn’t enough.
“It’s a terrible result,” Henri, a “legendary goalie,” told local media outlet L’Equipe after the game.
“The last goal (for South Korea) speaks for itself,” Henri said. 온라인카지노
In soccer, if you create a lot of chances and don’t score, you give the opponent a chance to counterattack.
That’s what they (France) need to learn.”
The trip to France is in preparation for the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup, the final Asian qualifier for men’s soccer for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Qatar next April.
South Korea is aiming to qualify for its 10th consecutive Olympic Games.
South Korea currently holds the world record for most consecutive Olympic appearances (nine). To qualify for Paris, Korea must finish in the top three at the AFC U-23 Championship.
Previously, South Korea drew 0-0 with French Ligue 1 side Le Havre in a practice match on Sept. 18.