Korea Republic U20 clash with Israel U20 at Estadio Unico in the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Sunday (June 11).
Korea will play their second match for third place at the U20 World Cup. Their first was in 1983, when they finished fourth after losing to Poland. The Asian team, runners-up in the previous edition, were looking to advance to this year’s finals but lost 2-1 to Italy.
The Taegeuk Warriors will win bronze if they beat Israel. Manager Kim Eunjung said he will have his first team squad, underscoring the importance of the match. However, Israel were the most unpredictable team in the competition and could spring another surprise.
Israel deserve praise for their campaign as they are a debutant team in the competition. Few expected them to get this far. Although they lost 1-0 to Uruguay in the semi-finals, their statistics were very promising. Israel completed 472 passes against Uruguay’s 221 and completed 113 line breaks against 84 opponents.
Israel manager Ofir Haim did not indicate whether he would field his first-team players, but his boys proved they can handle any opposition. Their bravery against the USA in the quarter-finals (3-2) is enough to give them the seal. Finishing third would be historic and worth fighting for.
Israel U20 vs South Korea U20: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Argentina: TyC Sports Play, DIRECTV Sports Argentina, DIRECTV Sports App, TyC Sports Argentina
Brazil: SporTV 3, Canais Globo, NOW NET and Claro
Ghana: SuperSport Football ROA, DStv Now
Greece: ERT Sports
Israel: KAN 11, Sport 4
Kenya: DStv Now, SuperSport Football ROA
South Korea: MBC Korea, KBS2 Korea
Mexico: TUDN Live, ViX, VIX+, TUDN
Nigeria: SuperSport Football Nigeria, DStv Now
Poland: sport.tvp.pl, TVP Sport App, TVP Sport
South Africa: SuperSport Football, DStv App
Spain: GOAL PLAY
Switzerland: TRT Sports
USA: Fubo (free trial), Telemundo Sports Live.