Asian U-20 Draw

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by yetanotherkim, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. yetanotherkim

    yetanotherkim New Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    The draw for the 2002 Asian U-20 Tournament, to be held in Qatar in October, has been anounced:

    [Group A]
    Qatar, Korea Republic, Thailand, Uzbekistan

    [Group B]
    India, Bangladesh, Japan, Saudi Arabia

    [Group C]
    Syria, China, UAE, Vietnam

    Winner and runner-up of each group, plus 2 3rd-placed teams will advance to the quarter-finals.
     
  2. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    shoot..a step late..

    darn it..

    when did you start coming back anyway!




    ;)
     
  3. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    looks like Japan has one tough match.(vs KSA)
    on the other hand, if Japan beats KSA, the rest should be easy.

    For Korea, I dunno. Thailand has traditionally been good at youth stages so we can never over-look at them and same goes for Qatar. Uzbekistan? not so sure about them..

    For China, they too might struggle if they undermine others. UAE is decent at youth level, Vietnam is newly rising S.Asian nation IMO, and Syria beat Iran to reach this stage.
     
  4. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    Korea's U-19 team beat Japan U-19 team twice in a row(1-0) this year and beat China's U-19 team 3-1.

    But considering that none of the three countries were full-strength, I think those games are meaningless.
     
  5. Matsu

    Matsu Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    You can say that again. Those matches didnt include Abe, Ishikawa, Morisaki or Yamase, who together scored 9 goals at the Toulon festival in France. They also didnt include defenders Moniwa of FC Tokyo or Tomisawa of Verdy. Basically it was a B team plus two or three first-string midfielders.

    Thats not to say that the Korean team is not strong (the one match I saw they looked like they had a very good attacking offense, especially). I just dont think you should make any judgement on the basis of results against Japan and China's B teams.
     
  6. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    So this time Yamase will join the team and play in this competition?

    Umm... that should be a blow to Sapporo...
     
  7. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    Matsu

    I'll tell you one thing- this teenage korean team is rated the best yet.
     
  8. Matsu

    Matsu Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    That may be true. Only time will tell.

    However, at the same time that Korea was playing our B team and won 1-0, the A team was playing in Toulon, and beat Ireland, South Africa, and England and drew with Germany.

    I hope both teams go far in the youth championship, but basically, Japan's U-19 team is not concentrating so much on the Asia championships, but rather, preparing for at least a top-four finish at the WYC in 2003. This team is probably just as talented, and is definitely more experienced, than the team that finished second in Nigeria in 1999.
     
  9. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    good luck to the new Japanese team! I cant wait til i see them play. also, I see that both of our teams are well experienced. Again, Korea's goal should be passing the preliminary stages. But watch out for Jung Jo-guk and Choi Sung-guk. I think we'll be hearing those names a lot from now on. who knows, they might be like Hwang Sun-hong and Yoo Sang-chul, playing on the same team (maybe Kashiwa? :)
     
  10. topcow

    topcow New Member

    Nov 23, 2000
    New York
    Re: Re: Asian U-20 Draw

    If you mean underestimate, I don't think China will do that. But the draw looks easy for China, they been lucky lately I guess.
     
  11. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    Re: Re: Re: Asian U-20 Draw

    Thats it. Looking at the situation closely about for 3 years i have come up with the ultimate conclusion: China paid off AFC
     
  12. yetanotherkim

    yetanotherkim New Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Weren't they the Japan U-21's in Toulon?

    And you forgot to mention that they were England B side... ;)

    But I was still impressed with Japan and China's performance in Toulon!
     
  13. yetanotherkim

    yetanotherkim New Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Almost every Korean team so far, senior or youth, have been rated "the best yet"!

    There's the media hype for you... ;)

    Remember '96 with Kim Do-kyun & Lee Kwan-woo, '98 with Lee Dong-guk & Kim Eun-joong, '00 with Lee Chun-soo & Choi Tai-uk?
     
  14. Korea_Fighting

    Korea_Fighting Red Card

    Jun 17, 2002
    Correction. It was not the same time.
     
  15. jamisont

    jamisont New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    I dont know about Kim Do-Kyun (I think he was with Verdy), but Lee Kwan woo hasnt been playing much since rookie season cuz of injury. Kim Eun-Joong lost 1 eye, Lee Dong Guk struggled bad after he went to Bremen, but doing good lately.
    Both Lee chun soo and Choi Tai-uk are doing well in K-league.
    all those players are starters and important in their teams.
     
  16. Yuke

    Yuke New Member

    Dec 8, 2001
    Japan
    Yes, you are right. That team in Toulon was Japan's U-21, not U-20(current U-19). Our U-21 is playing in Korea for Asian Games.

    Anyhow, JFA announced 18-men roster of U-19 for upcoming SBS tournamet(Shizuoka prefecture team, Paraguay U-19, Portugal U-19 are participating). 12 out of 18 are either pros or youth players of the J.League clubs.

    I don't know much about this team and players. I haven't followed them since World U-17 Championship.

    The players were technical in World U-17 Championship, but as always, they lacked spirits, speed and power against teams like France.

    The players I know the most is MF Muguruma, MF Kikuchi and FW Abe. Kikuchi drew some attentions from Arsenal and has been invited to train with the club's youth team twice this year. FW Abe made debut for Yokohama F.Marinos few weeks ago. I heard good things about MF Naruoka before, but he didn't impress me in World U-17 Championshihp.

    I know MF Konno and FW Sakata have played some J.League games already. I don't know about the others.
     
  17. Yuke

    Yuke New Member

    Dec 8, 2001
    Japan
    No, I think the one who played for Verdy was Kim Do-Kun, who then moved to C.Osaka. He should be 29 or 30, so I don't think he's qualified for U-20. :)

    BTW, I forgot their names, but aren't the Korean kids in Jubilo Iwata and FC Tokyo eligible for U-20? The one in Iwata may be 18 or 19, and the one in FC Tokyo is 16 or 17(he made debut and set the record of the youngest player ever played in J.League games at age 16).
     
  18. yetanotherkim

    yetanotherkim New Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hey, Yuke...

    Yes, I was referring to Kim Do-kyun(25), the Ulsan midfielder, not Kim Do-keun(30), the former Verdy and current Chunnam player.

    Now, I'm hearing that Kim Keun-chul at Iwata, along with several other overseas players, is not favored by the U-19 coach.

    On the other hand, Tokyo midfielder O Jang-eun seems to have sealed his spot in the U-19 squad.

    I haven't seen O play yet, though...
     
  19. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    Re: Hey, Yuke...

    no we don't know yet. He is 17 years old now and he never played any official game with the U-19 squad yet. He was newly added at the July U-19 camp at Paju NFC.
     
  20. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    that's what I was trying to say!

    However, listening to the current captain of the U-19 team, Yuhwan Lim, he says the last U-19 team that played in 2000 had better offense.

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    He was also in the U-19 team two years ago when he was 17. He says that offense-wise, the last team was better and defense-wise, the current one is better than the last one.


    We all had high hopes with the U-19 team last time until they blew one game against China.

    The players that were in that team however, produced some WC2002 members though. (Chunsoo Lee, Tae-wook Choi, Jisung Park)
     
  21. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    uh...ok.


    Korea's U-19 team beat Japan U-19 team twice in a row(1-0) this year and beat China's U-19 team 3-1.

    But considering that none of the three countries were full-strength, I think those games are meaningless.


    ;)
     
  22. Matsu

    Matsu Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    You can say that again!
     
  23. your yeam sucks. my team rulz!!! wrong thread?
     
  24. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    doesn't matter. Your yeam sucks and my team rulz.
     
  25. Korea_Fighting

    Korea_Fighting Red Card

    Jun 17, 2002
    hahafvcker sucks
     

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