‘Europeans’ Cho Jin-ho and Hwang In-taek to compete in Maurice Leblau friendly

The Korea Football Association announced on June 26 the roster of the U21 national team that will participate in the Maurice LeBlanc International Friendly Tournament in Toulon, France, from June 3 to 17.

“As the tournament is longer than the A-Match period set by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), we have selected a 24-player squad comprised of players who have been agreed upon with their respective K League clubs, as well as university talent,” 카지노사이트킴 the KFA explained.

Of the 24-man roster, 11 are college players and 11 are from K League clubs. Among the overseas players are Hwang In-taek (GD Estoril Praia), who plays in Portugal, and Cho Jin-ho (FK Novi Pazar), who plays in Serbia.

The coaching staff is also composed of university coaches and former coaches from the Korea Football Association.

Choi Jae-young of Sun Moon University will be the head coach, while former KFA coaches Song Chang-nam and Choi Jae-kwon will assist him. Aju University coach Nam Hyun-woo will serve as the goalkeeping coach.

The squad will convene at Icheon Sports Complex on May 29 for three days of training before departing for France on June 1.

The annual Maurice Leblau tournament is known in Korea as the Toulon Cup. The tournament will feature teams aged 20-23 from 10 countries, divided into two groups of five teams.

The top two teams from each group advance to the finals, while the remaining teams play a ranking match. South Korea is in Group A and will begin play on June 3 against Saudi Arabia, followed by Côte d’Ivoire (5), France (8), and Mexico (11).

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