Moon Hyun-ho (20-Chungnam Asan FC) produced a dazzling display of saves, defending the goal like an ‘iron wall’. His performance helped the South Korea U-20 National Team, led by Kim Eun-joong (44), earn a goalless draw against the Gambia.

Moon Hyun-ho started and kept a steady hand in goal against the Gambia in the third match of Group F of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 at the Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, at 6:00 a.m. (ET) on June 29.

In place of Kim Jun-hong (19-Gimcheon Sangmu), who was suspended for “accumulating cautions,” Kim entrusted Moon Hyun-ho in goal, and it turned out to be his “best option. On the day, Kim was dragged around by the Gambia as they completely surrendered the initiative, allowing several shots on goal, but each time he came up with a super save and did not concede a goal.

In fact, Moon finished with five saves. Among them, he made an incredible reflex save to deny a powerful header from Adama Guzan (Steve Biko) just outside the box two minutes into the second half. In the 22nd minute of the second half, he made a dynamic save to deny Salifou Koulibaly (Real De Banjul), reaching all the way out to tip the ball over the bar, 메이저놀이터 and was fortunate to see the ball hit the post.

Moon is 1.93 meters tall. Kim Eun-jong-ho is the tallest. He is considered to be a good goalkeeper because of his excellent physical condition, but also because of his reflexes and quickness, as he proved today. It will be up to Kim to decide, but the competition for the starting role in the round of 16 will be fierce.

Kim earned a 0-0 draw with the Gambia thanks to a brace from Moon Hyun-ho. The result secured a spot in the round of 16 as the second-ranked team in Group F (1W, 2D, 5P) and will face Ecuador, the second-ranked team in Group E, in the round of 16 on June 2. In the all-time series against the Gambia (U-20s), they continued their dominance with two wins and one draw.

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