The South Korea Under-20 soccer team is all but assured of a spot in the round of 16.

South Korea, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, will take on Gambia at the Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, on June 29 at 6 a.m. ET in their final Group F match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023.

South Korea is currently second in the group with one win and one draw. A win or a draw in the final match against the Gambia will see them finish in the top two and advance directly to the Round of 16.

The 24-nation tournament is divided into six groups 토토사이트of four nations. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-place finishers from each group will advance to the round of 16.

Even if South Korea loses to the Gambia and drops to third place, they’ll still have a good chance of making the round of 16. If they finish third, they will have to compete against the third-place team from the other group.

In this tournament, the top four best-performing teams out of the top six will advance to the round of 16. South Korea already has four points. If two teams from Groups A through E, which play their third game before Group F, finish with fewer than four points, South Korea will advance to the Round of 16 regardless of the outcome of the Gambia game.

If South Korea does not lose to the Gambia by six goals, they will advance to the Round of 16 ahead of New Zealand. A five-goal loss would tie the teams on goal difference, but South Korea would already be ahead on goal difference. South Korea has four goals and New Zealand has three. Depending on the results of the final matches in Group C and D on Aug. 28 and Group E on Aug. 29, South Korea could still qualify for the round of 16 before playing Gambia.

Kim Eun-joong said through the Korea Football Association (KFA), “We need to give 100% against the Gambia, so recovery is the most important thing right now. We will recover well and play at our best,” he said.

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