‘Quarterfinalists’ Byun Sung Hwan Ho lose 0-2 to Iran in final U-17 Asian Cup group game
South Korea’s soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Under-17 Asian Cup after finishing second in their group, unable to overcome the barrier of Iran.카지노사이트
The U-17s, led by Byun Sung-hwan, fell 0-2 to Iran in their third Group B match of the tournament on Sept. 22 at Pathumphani Stadium in Thailand.
South Korea conceded an early goal to Nima Andraj in the 18th minute of the first half, only to be sunk by Mahan Sadeghi a minute later.
South Korea, which had earlier qualified for the quarterfinals, moves into the tournament with a 2-1 record and second place in the group behind Iran (2-1).
They will face hosts Thailand in the quarterfinals at 11 p.m. on Friday at the same venue.
The Thais punched their ticket to the quarterfinals with three wins out of three in Group A, defeating Laos, Malaysia and Yemen.
South Korea leads the all-time series between Thailand and the U-17 national team with 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. They won the last match 3-0 in an exhibition in May.
South Korea is looking to win its first title in 21 years, since 2002, along with a spot at the U-17 World Cup in November, which is awarded to the top four teams in the tournament.
At their last tournament, in Malaysia in 2018, they lost to Tajikistan on penalties in the semifinals.