The Korean National Team played Honduras to a 2-2 draw in the second round of the U20 World Cup group stage.
Coach Kim Eun-joong’s team was looking to build on the momentum of their win against France and make it two wins in a row, but it didn’t start well.
In the 17th minute,안전놀이터 Choi Hyun-seok’s foul was declared a penalty kick after video review, giving Honduran Ochoa the lead.
But it was Kim Yong-hak who changed the momentum.
Kim Yong-hak, who had scored an assist against France with a storming dribble on a counter-attack, was on the attack again, this time at breakneck speed, looking for the Honduran goal.
He also created several good chances with his sharp left-footed shot.
The long-awaited goal came in the 13th minute of the second half.
Lee Yong-hak connected with a left-footed shot off a ball from Lee Young-joon to pull one goal back, and four minutes later, the equalizer finally arrived.
However, on a great counterattack opportunity in stoppage time, Kim Yong-hak missed the timing of his pass and was left to lament.
After a flurry of attacks, the team was unable to find an additional goal and eventually drew 2-2 with Honduras.
With France’s second consecutive loss, our team secured at least third place in the group, and will now face Gambia in the final round of 16 on the 29th.