The Under 20 (U-20) World Cup is a stage where you can predict the next generation of stars who will leap to adult national teams in the future. Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), who is the main player in the 2019 Poland U-20 World Cup runner-up, which many big league teams are aiming for, has grown into a key resource for the second-line adult national team as well as the age-specific national team. Which player will show potential in the 2023 U-20 World Cup?
In the Korean national team, center back Kim Ji-soo (19, Seongnam), who received an offer from Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL), is counted first. Kim Ji-soo uses both feet well, and is 192 cm tall and has a good offer. Expectations are high as a great defender to succeed Kim Min-jae (27, Naples).
Midfielder Bae Jun-ho (20), who is increasing his playing time at Daejeon Hana Citizen, which was promoted to K-League 1 this season, and winger Kang Seong-jin, a former FC Seoul Youth player, who signed a semi-professional contract for the first time in the club’s history in 2021 and recorded the first goal by a semi-professional player. (20) is also worth noting.
In France, which is considered the strongest among the countries in Group F, Alan Virginius (20), a winger who plays in Ligue 1 Lille in the first division of his country, is the number one target to be wary of. In 2020, he signed his first professional contract with Sochaumont Béliard in his home country’s second division, and set a record for the youngest scorer (17 years and 11 months) in the second division with a goal against AS Nancy. He has played 14 matches for Lille this season, scoring one goal.
In Argentina, the host country, which is considered a candidate for the championship, Federico Redondo (20, Argentinos Juniors), the son of Fernando Redondo, who played for Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Liga and was considered one of the best players in Argentina in the 1990s, is holding out. Redondo, like his father, wears the number 5 shirt and plays as a defensive midfielder.
Although they were assigned to Pot 2 in Group D according to their performance in the last 5 tournaments, Brazil, who is still considered a candidate for the championship, is Matheus Martins (20), who plays for Watford in the England Championship (Part 2), and Santos FC, his home country at a young age, with 42 goals in 141 matches. Striker Marcos Leonardo (20), who has established himself as a key player, is a key player. 안전놀이터
Samba Diallo (20, Dynamo Kieu), who plays mainly as a left attacking midfielder, is the ace of Group C 1-port Senegal, who is trying to win this year’s U-20 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. He has good dribbling and ball possession, and is nicknamed ‘the second Sadio Mane’ because of his stocky physique and ability to hit the ball in the air.