Korea qualifies for 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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Korea qualifies for 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Korea clinched a spot in the next edition of FIFA U-20 World Cup on Monday with a victory at the regional qualifying tournament.

Korea defeated Tajikistan 1-0 to reach the semifinals at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Championship at Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi, Indonesia, on Monday. Jeon Se-jin scored the winner in the 44th minute to send South Korea to the final four.

The top four finishers at this AFC event will play at the 2019 U-20 World Cup, which will be held in Poland from May 23 to June 15.

Coached by Chung Jung-yong, Korea will face Qatar in the semifinals on Thursday in Jakarta.

Korea hosted the 2017 U-20 World Cup, and the young Taeguk Warriors have played at 14 previous tournaments.

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